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2017 Maryland Terrapins Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown

2017 Maryland Terrapins Recruiting & National Signing Day Class Breakdown

The 2017 Maryland Terrapins Recruiting Class. The basic overview of the class, the best area of strength, what you need to know if you don’t care about recruiting, the star, and the depth chart hole going into the season.

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Classes and rankings to be updated and adjusted on National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 1

Maryland Terrapins Recruiting Class Overview

Wow. D.J. Durkin is young, energetic, and can sell, sell, sell. Now that he’s had a year to show what he could do on the recruiting trail, kaboom. He wanted to put a fence around Maryland, and he did just that – and Washington DC, too – landing RB Anthony McFarland and OG Marcus Minor from Dematha Catholic High, and taking DT Cam Spence and QB Kasim Hill from the same high school in DC. Along with Spence, getting the defensive tackle combination of Brandon Gaddy and Breyon Gaddy, the interior of the line should be set for the in the near future. Durkin ripped through Georgia getting four good wide receivers from the state, and even got one of the nation’s top kickers in Jonathan Doerer. But …

The Maryland Terrapins Class Is Heavy On …

Defensive backs. The Terps got plenty of fantastic athletes for the defensive backfield, with Deon Jones a very big, very good corner, and Markquese Bell a potential thumper at safety. Kenny Bennett, Fofie Bazzie, and JUCO transfer Alex Woods are other interesting options to throw into the mix, but Jones and Bell are the big-time gets.

The Star of the Maryland Terrapins Class Is …

RB Anthony McFarland, 5-9, 200, Hyattsville, MD – While he’s not all that big, he could grow into a bit of a workhorse at times. He’s a fighter who isn’t afraid to get tough, and he can catch a little, too. While he might not be the most electric playmaker, he’s good enough to have gotten love from just about every big-name school you can list. Penn State and Miami were in the running, but Maryland came up with a special commitment late in the recruiting game to make the season even more special.

The Maryland Terrapins Biggest 2017 Depth Chart Hole Is …

Wide receiver. D.J. Moore is a terrific No. 1-caliber target who led the way with 637 yards and six touchdowns. He’ll be the star of the show, but he’ll need more help with Teldrick Morgan and Levern Jacobs gone, after the two combined for 84 catches for close to 1,000 yards and six scores. DeAndre Lane and his 13 catches are gone, too.