Indiana quarterback Max Bortenschlager, who committed to Maryland last week, signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday and officially joined the program.
Four more just rolled in! #NationalSigningDay #MarylandCommitted pic.twitter.com/62LFKrapL6— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) February 3, 2016
The Indianapolis native is a three-star, pro-style passer. He is rated on the 247Sports Composite as the No. 75 pro-style quarterback in the 2016 class and the 28th-best player in Indiana. He is a listed 6'3 and 185 pounds, and he takes the spot in Maryland's class left by the departure of another pro-style quarterback, Dwayne Haskins, for Ohio State.
Bortenschlager doesn't have quite the pedigree of Haskins, and he's something of an unknown. Even the most plugged-in recruiting analysts didn't foresee his commitment to Maryland, but the Terps clearly liked what they saw in him. The Terps have two rising redshirt seniors, Perry Hills and Caleb Rowe, and redshirt freshman Gage Shaffer as fellow pro-style passing options heading into next season. It is likely Bortenschlager redshirts, unless he stuns coaches in training camp.
Bortenschlager's senior year highlights, for your viewing pleasure: