Maryland lands huge commitment from Under Armour All-American OL
Chalk another one up for D.J. Durkin.
On Saturday at the Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando, four-star offensive guard Terrance Davis announced his verbal pledge to Durkin and the Terps.
Davis, who is rated as the second best guard in the country according to 247sports.com, chose Maryland over the likes of Michigan and Florida.
The DeMatha Catholic product is the No. 1 ranked recruit in the state of Maryland. The 6-4, 305-pound offensive linemen is now the Terps’ top-rated 2016 recruit.
So why did he choose Durkin and the new-look Terps?
“Just my comfortability,” Davis said on the ESPN2 broadcast. “I loved (Durkin’s) energy, I love where he’s going with the program.”
The direction Durkin has gone in since taking over the program at season’s end has been locking down the DMV area. Davis became the third top-five player in the state of Maryland to commit to the Terps.
He also became the second Under Armour All-American to commit to the Terps in the last two weeks after four-star OL Richard Merritt announced he was coming on board.
One of those top-five players committed to come to College Park is four-star pro-style quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who is also playing in the Under Armour All-America game on Saturday.
Haskins’ recruitment has been one of the top storylines the last month because he took official visits to Ohio State and Florida following Randy Edsall’s firing. Haskins, though he maintains that he’s committed to the Terps, is also hearing out LSU and Texas A&M.
Davis knows that. That’s why he used the national broadcast platform to talk about Haskins’ recruitment.
“I told him, once I commit, it’s a wrap for him,” Davis said of Haskins. “You’re not taking any more officials.”