Heading into the weekend, the cornerstone of Maryland’s 2017 recruiting class was five-star defensive end Joshua Kaindoh. The Baltimore native and IMG Academy star committed to Durkin during the offseason.
But after a weekend visit to Penn State, Kaindoh opened up his recruitment.
He made that announcement on Twitter on Monday night:
Will be announcing my final decision January 1st at the UA game!! pic.twitter.com/Us7ddFevbr
— Joshua Kaindoh (@_jkaindoh) November 29, 2016
Kaindoh is the No. 2 defensive end and the No. 26 player in the 2017 class. He took official visits to Florida State, Maryland, Penn State and is taking one to Georgia.
Originally, the 6-6, 235-pound defensive end surprised everyone when he picked Maryland when his final four consisted of Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Penn State.
That’ll take a major hit to Durkin’s 2017 class, which is still ranked No. 3 in the B1G and No. 15 overall. Maryland still has five four-star 2017 recruits committed.
It remains to be seen of Penn State is where Kaindoh ends up. Given the timing of Kaindoh’s de-commitment and Penn State’s rise to the B1G Championship, the Lions will likely be the favorite. As Kaindoh said, he’ll make his announcement at the Under Armour All-America Game on Jan. 1.
You can bet there will be several B1G teams sitting on pins and needles for the five-star recruit’s announcement.