D.J. Durkin is building something special at Maryland .

The first two years of Durkin’s tenure in College Park have left something to be desired from a record standpoint, going 10-14 and reaching just one bowl game. But on the recruiting trail, the Terrapins are doing some serious work.

With most of its 2018 recruiting class locked in, Maryland currently ranks No. 18 according to 247Sports and has the fourth-best class in the B1G. This coming just one year after the Terps had the exact same rankings with the 2017 class. That’s the first time ever the program has had back-to-back top 25 recruiting classes.

Maryland brought in two four-star recruits on Wednesday who signed their National Letter of Intent during the early signing period. Defensive tackle Austin Fontaine and offensive tackle Jaelyn Duncan highlight the class as two of the top prospects in the group. Four-star cornerback Noah Boykin did not sign with the Terrapins but is still a hard commit, according to 247Sports.

In total, the Terrapins had 22 players sign with the program on Wednesday, leaving just two players unsigned as of Thursday morning.

It won’t be long before these top 25 recruiting classes start to produce results on the field. Durkin’s hard work on the recruiting trail has really paid off in his first two seasons in College Park.