2016 Maryland Football Recruiting Class Breakdown

    2016 Maryland Football Recruiting Class: After an awful season full of turmoil, Maryland needed to have something positive to start a new era and a new coaching regime. It wasn’t a great class, but it might have found a few keepers.

    February 1, 2016


    2016 Maryland Football Recruiting Class: After an awful season full of turmoil, Maryland needed to have something positive to start a new era and a new coaching regime. It wasn’t a great class, but it might have found a few keepers.


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    Maryland Football Recruiting Class Overview

    New head coach D.J. Durkin didn’t have a ton of time to work after taking over, and he didn’t come up with as good a program as Randy Edsall did last year, but it’s still a good season helped mostly by snagging the guard that the rest of America was after. The offense got the boost, but next year, Maryland will need more bodies.

    The Class Is Heavy On …

    Offensive linemen. The secondary got the most help for the defense with plenty of athletic, talented corners starring Travon Stott and Antwaine Richardson. But the program has to get more physical, and it starts with the O line led by Terrance Davis – one of the nation’s best guard prospects, and helped by Richard Merritt for another guard spot. 3011 pound and 325, respectively, these two have the bulk the Terps need.

    The Star of the Class Is …

    OG Terrance Davis, 6-2, 311 – He’s not as tall as you might like in a guard, but he’s a big-time hitter who can move. He’s the type of run blocker to work a running game around once he gets a little time in a college weight room. How good is he? Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State, Tennessee, UCLA, Florida, and several other power programs. Now he needs to be the anchor for the Terps.

    The Team’s Biggest 2016 Depth Chart Hole Is …

    The secondary. The offense has to replace three starters up front, and it could use some steadier playmakers, but the defense suffers the biggest hit losing safeties A.J. Hendy and Anthony Nixon along with corner Sean Davis. On the plus side, star William Likely returns.

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