The University of Maryland football program will have one of its best recruiting classes in program history, posting a top 20 ranked class in the nation at the conclusion of National Signing Day.
Head Coach DJ Durkin got his first full year of recruiting after taking over in December following the firing of Randy Edsall and immediately made his mark.
Durkin was able to recruit 29 student-athletes, including 11 four-star signees. Five of those 11 recruits are members of the ESPN300, the most in program history.
Seventeen of the recruits attended high school in the Delmarva area with nine of the top 20 players in Maryland choosing the Terps, including four-star quarterback Kasim Hill and DeMatha Catholic High School running back Anthony McFarland Jr.
ESPN College football Recruiting Analyst Tom VanHaaren called Durkin’s recruiting class “by all accounts, a success.”
The Terps will look to bolster their roster after posting a 6-7 record last season despite starting the season off 4-0. Maryland fell in their final game against Boston College 36-30 in the Quick Lane Bowl.
Maryland will kick off the 2017 season against the Texas Longhorns in Austin, Sept. 2.