Maryland is getting a boost to its special teams.

On Wednesday, the Terrapins received a pledge from former Eastern Michigan kicker Chad Ryland. His commitment came on National Signing Day.

Ryland entered the NCAA transfer portal after spending the past four seasons at Eastern Michigan. He earned the starting job early in his career and improved each year while with the Eagles.

Last season, Ryland was successful on 19-of-22 field goal attempts, which included a long of 55 yards. He was also responsible for 72 kickoffs, 39 of which resulted in touchbacks.

Ryland was a two-time All-MAC second-team selection, receiving the honors in 2020 and 2021.

For his career, Ryland was successful on 56-of-74 field goal attempts and converted 141-of-145 PAT tries. He accounted for 309 total points during the course of his four-year run at Eastern Michigan.

Maryland is getting a kicker who can contribute immediately and has a proven ability to be consistent and make field goals from a distance. That’s a great asset to have in special teams.