It has been a big few days on the recruiting trail for new Maryland coach DJ Durkin and his coaching staff, picking up four-star recruits at two premium positions, including quarterback, and a three-star athlete.
First came a commitment from Cam Spence, a four-star defensive tackle from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Spence is ranked as the No. 12 overall defensive tackle in the Class of 2017 by the 247Sports Composite. He chose Maryland over Ohio State, Penn State and Alabama among others.
Spence returns to his home state for college. He played at Gilman in Maryland before he transferred to IMG last year, but his commitment also shows Durkin’s ability to recruit the state of Florida. Durkin was a former Gators assistant coach and now has eight additions from Florida either as part of the Class of 2016 or committed recruits for 2017.
Next came quarterback Kasim Hill from St. John’s College in Maryland. He is ranked as the No. 13 pro-style quarterback in the Class of 2017 and the No. 2 player in the state of Maryland.
Ayinde Eley’s commitment then added another player from the state to the Terrapins’ class. Eley is listed as the No. 10 athlete in Maryland. He plays linebacker and wide receiver for Good Counsel (Olney).