The season is finally here and the Maryland Terrapins are off to a hot start. 2-0 may not seem impressive to many, but then again, not everyone is coming off a 2 win season.
While the Terps played horrendously against the William and Mary Tribe, they looked like an entirely different team against the Temple Owls. The Terps seem to be on a little roll, giving some much needed excitement to a depleted fan base.
The Terps aren’t just rolling on the field, they are rolling on the recruiting trail as well. The Terps are doing a fantastic job in College Football Recruiting right now, and have already received 19 verbal commitments. So let’s take a look at a positional breakdown of their commitments, and where they will be focusing their attention moving forward…
QB- The Terps have one commit, Shane Cockerille as of now. I doubt they will adding any more as all of the other players they have offered are already committed, plus the Terps will be plenty deep with Cockerille on board.
RB- Richie Anderson is the only man on board right now, but two recruited athletes could be playing here as well in Milan Collins and DeAndre Lane. There’s room for another guy if need be.
WR- Junior College prospect Deon Long is the only man committed, but he’s a big prospect who can help immediately. All three of the recruited athletes could play here as well; Collins, Lane and Jacquille Veii.
TE- Andrew Isaacs, one of the best in the country, is verbally committed. Look for them to try and add one more to the class.
T- The Terps have three guys committed in Jajuan Dulaney, Derwin Gray and Tanner Hartman. Gray is an elite blocker and a huge local pickup.
G- None as of now, but they will try and add at least one.
C- None as of now, and they probably won’t add one this class. Hartman could be moved here as well.
DE- The Terps have Malik Jones committed right now, and they will absolutely have to add at least two more.
DT- Kingsley Opara is committed, which should be enough. One more would add much needed depth, however.
OLB- The Terps have one of the best collections of outside linebackers in the country for the class of ’13. Jalen Brooks, Derrick Hayward and Yannick Ngakoue are fast and athletic. Look for Ngakoue to be a difference-maker.
MLB- In addition to a great OLB class is a strong middle linebacker class. Cavon Walker and Jermaine Carter are excellent pickups.
CB- Jarrett Ross is the only man on board, and that won’t be enough. Look for at least two more to be brought on.
S- Elvis Dennah is committed and I would be surprised if they added another guy.
ATHLETE- Collins, Lane and Veii are on board. All could play wide receiver, Collins and Lane could also play running back.
Overall- The Terps are doing a phenomenal job, and there is potential for the class to become even stronger as the season goes on. If the Terps are actually competitive this year, look for Offensive Coordinator Mike Locksley (who practically owns the Maryland/D.C. region) to sweep up this year and use that momentum for the 2014 class.