Daniel Ezeagwu, Freshman, Cornerback
Collegiate Stats: N/A
High School Stats (Senior Year):
Defensively: 62 tackles, 4 forced fumbles, and an interception
Receiving: 50 receptions for 743 yards and 9 touchdowns
Rushing: 390 yards, 7 touchdowns
The Free Lance-Star Player of the Year
247sports composite Ratings: 3 star, 83rd best corner, 31st ranked player in Virginia
High School: Colonial Forge, Va.
Hometown: Stafford, Virginia
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
A two way player in high school, Ezeagwu was recruited as a cornerback by the schools that offered him (Virginia, James Madison, Towson, and Old Dominion). Ezeagwu's individual stats demonstrate he is a versatile athlete with a nose for the endzone, and a ball hawk on defense. As a senior, Ezeagwu amassed 1,133 all purpose yards, 16 touchdowns, 62 tackles, 4 forced fumbles, and an interception. His stats look even more impressive when viewed in the context of the competition he played against. During his senior season, Colonial Forge went 10-4, advancing to the semi-finals of the Virginia 6A football playoffs.
Profiling the entire team
Ezeagwu committed to Maryland on January 26, 2014, and soothed some of the burn inflicted by Jalen Tabor committing to Arizona. Ezeagwu will compete with fellow freshmen Josh Woods and Antwaine Carter for playing time in the secondary, as the Terps are still very thin in that area.
Committing to the Terps.
Winning the nickel corner duties, and causing a few fumbles on kick coverage.
Ezeagwu was a standout on both sides of the ball in high school, and his highlight video demonstrates his athletic gifts. With the ball, he is fast and elusive (if not very agile). On defense he demonstrates good instincts, tremendous closing speed, and great open field tackling (the form tackle at 7:20 is sweet!).
Ezeagwu will almost certainly see the field on kickoff and/or punt coverage, given his speed and ability to wrap up. Additionally, he may be an option returning kicks if Diggs and Likely need a break. Depending on injury, I would also expect Ezeagwu to see time in nickel and dime situations (depending on how the staff utilizes A.J. Hendy and Alvin Hill).
Our next Terp is a Florida native who started his college career as a Roadrunner.
timmyw3 is on a roll!
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