The Terrapins are expected to have at least two freshman quarterbacks on the team next season in Caleb Rowe of Greer, S.C., and Perry Hills of Pittsburgh. Both committed in June and submitted their letters-of-intent on National Signing Day.
Rowe committed early, so more offers surely could have come if he had waited it out. Gardner-Webb and Presbyterian also made early offers to the pro-style quarterback.
At Maryland’s camp in June, Rowe told Mark Clem of TerrapinTimes.com: “I really was not sure about Maryland until I got here. But I got to campus early and took a tour of the campus and I really liked the facilities and the atmosphere up there. The coaches were great, and I like how excited Coach [Randy] Edsall was.”
In 2010, Rowe threw for 2,680 yards and 27 touchdowns against just four interceptions.
As for Hills, he is a pro-style quarterback who also had offers from Akron, Buffalo, Kent State, Miami (Ohio) and Old Dominion, according to Rivals.com.
In 2010, he threw for 1,582 yards and 10 touchdown passes.
After he committed, Hills told Mike Farrell: “It is a great academic school and the campus is impressive. It really is one of the great college campuses. I have heard nothing but great things about Coach [Randy] Edsall and I have talked to a lot of people about him. I have heard nothing but great things. It just seemed like a great fit for me.”
What does everyone think of these quarterback prospects and where Maryland stands with the position heading into next season?