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Brett Shepherd commits to Maryland: Terps land 3-star Georgia linebacker

The Terps have a linebacker commit in the class of 2016 again.

Sung-Min Kim/Testudo Times

Georgia linebacker Brett Shepherd has committed to play football at Maryland, he announced Monday.

Ahmed Ghafir of Inside Maryland Sports first reported the news.

Shepherd verbally committed after receiving his official offer from head coach DJ Durkin Monday morning, according to Ghafir's report, and will sign his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.

He officially visited Maryland this past weekend, and is the 19th verbal commitment in Maryland's recruiting class.

Out of Buford High School, Shepherd is not ranked in 247Sports' database, but is a three-star prospect on He's Maryland's only linebacker recruit in the class of 2016, as four-star Keandre Jones flipped to Ohio State last month. The Terps' linebacking depth chart is thin, so he's an important get.

The 6'4, 215-pound recruit also has offers from Iowa, Mississippi State, Missouri and North Carolina, among other schools. He's Maryland's only recruit from Georgia, but Shepherd will join a whole lot of Florida players when he enrolls at Maryland. Here's tape on Shepherd: