National Signing Day: tackle Derwin Gray


Name: Derwin Gray.

Position: tackle.

High school: Friendship Collegiate Academy in Washington.

Height, weight: 6 feet 5, 295 pounds

Rank: Four stars ( and


>> Committed to Maryland last January because of its proximity to home, over offers from Auburn, Clemson and Tennessee, among others.

>> Played in the Under Armour All-America Game and the Chesapeake Bowl. Named second-team All-Met by The Post. Consistently ranked among the top 10 offensive tackles nationally by multiple scouting organizations.

>>“I look for him on the next level to blossom. I think they’ll be able to push him on and off the field, year round. Derwin’s an extremely athletic offensive tackle. I feel like his best football is ahead of him. He’s a 17-year-old senior who’s got enormous potential.” – Friendship Collegiate coach Aazar Abdul-Rahim.


Alex Prewitt covers the Washington Capitals. Follow him on Twitter @alex_prewitt or email him at



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Alex Prewitt · February 6, 2013