Four-star CB turns down Clemson for Maryland
Chalk up another DMV victory for D.J. Durkin.
Given who Deon Jones turned down, this one might’ve meant a little bit more for the Terps.
The four-star cornerback announced on the Sports Entertainment Network Wednesday on Wednesday that he’ll join Maryland in 2017. Why is that so significant? Jones turned down Clemson to join his home-state school.
"Terp up, baby. Let's go." –Deon Jones pic.twitter.com/F7AUAVFBWd
— Daniel Gallen (@danieljtgallen) July 6, 2016
The Potomac High School product is the No. 3 player in Maryland and the No. 105 player overall in the 2017 class. The nation’s No. 13 cornerback also had offers from Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State and others.
Jones is the second cornerback and the second highest-rated player overall in Maryland’s 2017 class.
The 6-1, 180-pound cornerback joined a class that gained plenty of momentum this offseason. The Terps already got commitments from five-star defensive end Joshua Kaindoh, as well as four-star recruits Kasim Hill, Jordan McNair and Cam Spence.
All of those players have DMV roots. The Terps are also in pursuit for the top two recruits in Maryland, Chase Young and Anthony McFarland.
Durkin now has commitments from three top-10 recruits from Maryland as well as the top two recruits in Washington DC. If the past few months were any indication, those numbers will continue to rise.