Mike Locksley continues to show his prowess on the recruiting front and his ability to rope off the state of Maryland. The Terrapins got a huge boost in the 2021 class with an in-state commitment on Friday.
Four-star defensive tackle Marcus Bradley, a native of Gaithersburg, announced his commitment to Maryland, becoming the 11th member of the 2021 class. He posted a video to his Twitter account on Friday.
— MARCUS D. BRADLEY (@GboMarc) May 1, 2020
Bradley is a 6-foot-3, 270-pound lineman who is ranked as the No. 10 defensive tackle and top 200 overall talent in the 2021 class. He’s also listed as the ninth-best prospect out of the state of Maryland. He held three dozen offers, picking the Terrapins over Florida, Boston College, Nebraska, USC, Georgia, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Penn State, Ohio State and many others.
According to his evaluation on 247Sports, Bradley brings great explosiveness and strength to the defensive line. He has the versatility to play the defensive end position or stay at tackle and become a multi-year starter at the Power Five level. During the 2019 season, he tallied 41 tackles, five for loss and a sack.
Maryland’ 2021 class now ranks 12th nationally and fifth in the B1G. Bradley becomes the seventh Maryland player to commit to the Terps during this cycle. All 11 prospects currently pledging to Maryland are from the DMV area.
Bradley is the second-highest ranked prospect to commit to Maryland, behind only defensive end Demeioun Robinson.