Mike Locksley has landed Maryland’s first in-state pledge of the 2022 recruiting class.

Over the weekend, the Terrapins received a commitment from 6-foot-2, 212-pound linebacker Kellan Wyatt, a native of Severn, Maryland. He becomes just the second player of the 2022 class to give a verbal pledge to Maryland, alongside 4-star New Jersey wide receiver Amari Clark.

Wyatt made his announcement with a post on social media.

Wyatt is currently not rated by the Composite rankings, but 247Sports does give the linebacker a 3-star mark and is listed as the No. 42 outside linebacker in the cycle, as well as the No. 20 player out of the state of Maryland.

Maryland beat out three other programs for Wyatt’s commitment. The linebacker received offers from Liberty, Syracuse and UMass early in the recruiting process.

Recruiting has improved under Locksley, who has made keeping in-state talent at home a priority. Maryland’s 2020 class ranked 31st nationally and sixth in the B1G. Currently, the Terrapins have the B1G’s fourth-best class in 2021, and sit 21st in the country.