Maryland's huge recruiting Saturday lands three football commits for 2017

Javon Leake was one of three players to commit to Maryland on Saturday (Photo: Twitter)

Maryland's huge recruiting Saturday lands three football commits for 2017

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Maryland's huge recruiting Saturday lands three football commits for 2017

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New Maryland football coach D.J. Durkin needed a big push to jump start the program’s 2017 recruiting class. He got one on Saturday.

The Terps landed three new members of the school’s next class in a single day: Washington, D.C. center Johnny Jordan, Maryland running back Tayon Fleet-Davis and North Carolina running back Javon Leake. All three are three-star prospects, though they bring plenty of promise and measurables that could make them breakout stars in College Park.

Leake was the last of the three to commit, taking to Twitter to announce his intentions. That announcement came approximately two hours after Fleet-Davis pledged his future to Maryland, and four hours after Jordan did the same.

The trio of new pledges pushed Maryland’s Class of 2017 to 14 members, preceded by another new member Friday in the form of kicker Jonathan Doerer. Four commitments in a weekend is a big move forward for any program, but particularly one in the midst of rebuilding like the Terps. All three new offensive players could make a rapid impact on campus.

They’ve already made an impact in the school’s recruiting fortune, with the potential of others to join a suddenly strengthened Maryland recruiting class.

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