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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 02/01/2012

National Signing Day: Maryland Coach Randy Edsall hoping for strong recruiting class

Well, the day college football fans have long awaited has finally arrived.

It’s National Signing Day, the day coaches nationwide anxiously and eagerly long for the sound of fax machines spitting out signed letters-of-intent. Let me first lay out what you’ll see here from us today: We’ll have wall-to-wall coverage of all of Maryland’s signees as they trickle in throughout the day.

I’ll have short breakdowns of some of the headliners in Maryland’s recruiting class throughout the day, along with YouTube highlights of those players. All that leads up to Coach Randy Edsall’s 3 p.m. news conference at Gossett Team House. And, finally, late afternoon, I’ll post a wrap-up with reaction from Edsall. I encourage you to comment throughout the day on various Terrapins Insider threads.

As for Maryland’s class, by most accounts, this is a more than respectable class for the Terrapins considering they are on the heels of a 2-10 season. According to Rivals.com, Maryland is expected to haul in a 23-man class that includes two four-star prospects, well-known running back Wes Brown of Good Counsel and linebacker Abner Logan of Dexter High in Brookline, Mass. The YouTube highlights above are of offensive lineman Mike Madaras of Good Counsel, a first-team All-Met from Good Counsel who committed last March.

The arrival of well-connected Mike Locksley as offensive coordinator a few weeks ago has certainly paid dividends. How much of an impact did Locksley make late in the recruiting season? I’m curious if you guys are pleased with the boost the class took leading up to signing day.

According to Rivals.com, the class is ranked 49th nationally entering today. That ranking could rise or fall depending upon any surprises today. And please take the ranking with a grain of salt to a degree because these are always extremely subjective year in and year out.

What are your initial reactions to the expected class?

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