Maryland Coach Randy Edsall earned an important victory on the recruiting front Thursday night when Good Counsel running back Wes Brown made a nationally televised oral commitment to the Terrapins during the Under Armour All-America Game.
It’s always important to remember that, good or bad, recruiting rankings in general are subjective and often unreliable. That said, a few weeks ago, Rivals.com ranked Maryland’s class as the worst in the ACC. Friday morning, the class is ranked sixth in the 12-team league and 44th nationally.
The commitment from Brown is a sign that the recent addition of offensive coordinator Mike Locksley — who has longstanding relationships throughout the area — is paying significant dividends.
Securing Brown is also important because it very much fills a need. Maryland was thin at running back after Davin Meggett exhausted his eligibility and D.J. Adams and Jeremiah Wilson departed for various reasons. Justus Pickett will be returning next season, and now the Terrapins add a four-star prospect in Brown.
In all, Maryland now has three four-star prospects in a class of 22 players, according to Rivals.com. Linebacker Abner Logan of Brookline, Mass., and offensive lineman Mike Madaras, a first-team All-Met who is also from Good Counsel, are the other four-star players.
Former Suitland receiver Levern Jacobs, a one-time Marshall recruit who played this past season at Milford Academy in New Berlin, N.Y., also announced on Wednesday that he would play for Maryland.
What are your thoughts on Maryland’s recruiting class, the impact of Locksley, the addition of Brown, etc.?