Maryland Football Nabs Three Four-Star Recruits


52-24. That was the final score when Maryland lost to then 20th ranked Ohio State, who would go on to be Nationals Champs.

Yesterday, Maryland was again defeated by Ohio State, this time in its pursuit of Isaiah Prince. Prince, a four-star offensive tackle who attends Eleanor Roosevelt High School, a mere 10 minutes from Maryland’s campus, decided to choose the Buckeyes over the Terps.

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Despite missing out on Prince, Maryland should take pride in the fact that they were amongst Prince’s top three choices, which included Ohio State and College Football Playoff participant, Alabama.

Maryland did end the day with three four-star recruits but finished with only the 11th best class in the Big Ten.

Despite quality road wins against Penn State and Michigan, Maryland’s class was actually ranked lower than last year’s class, which was ninth in the Big Ten.

Big Ten 2015 Recruiting Class Rank

The Terps were able to continue to improve their offensive line, with the addition of OL Quarvez Boulware. Boulware is ranked as a four-star recruit by Rivals and was considered the third best prospect in DC.

After last year’s addition of five-star recruit Damian Prince, who was ranked as the 20th best player in the nation, Maryland goes into the season with major strength on the offensive line. Strength across the offensive line will definitely make it easier for the Terps to transition to a new quarterback this season.

Maryland also added DE Adam McLean, who was ranked as the 2nd best prospect in MD, behind Prince. The final four-star recruit the Terps added was WR D.J. Moore from Philadelphia. Moore had 35 receptions for 1012 yards and 16 TDS in his senior season. He will add more depth to a receiving core that has faced constant injuries the last couple seasons.

Maryland will need to continue to improve its standing in the very competitive Big Ten to improve its recruiting classes. The last time the Terps had a top-25 recruiting class was 10 years ago. In 2005, the Terps had the 16th best class, including future 1st round pick, Darrius Heyward-Bay.