The Maryland football team secured a commitment from junior college defensive back Denzel Conyers, helping shore up a secondary thinned by injury, an individual with knowledge of the situation confirmed on Saturday afternoon.
Conyers was on campus in College Park this weekend, attending Friday night’s spring game and offering his pledge the following day. Listed at 6 feet 3 and 200 pounds, Conyers currently attends Butte Community College in California, but hails from Gulfport, Fla., where he attended Boca Ciega High School. He originally signed with Florida International out of high school as a member of the class of 2012, but delayed his entrance into the Division I ranks to attend junior college after, he told Terrapin Times, the FIU coaches decided he could no longer play there. Since then, Conyers has grown one inch and gained over 15 pounds. at Butte, developing into the big-bodied cornerback the Terps have looked towards in recent classes.
Conyers will enroll in June and is expected to contribute immediately, whether at boundary corner or safety. After losing seniors Dexter McDougle and Isaac Goins, the Terps have struggled with depth there this spring given injuries to presumed starter Jeremiah Johnson and rising sophomore Jarrett Ross. Will Likely and Alvin Hill have spent spring practices working with the first team, and the Terps will soon welcome class of 2014 commitments Josh Woods and Daniel Ezeagwu into the secondary as well.
Defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Brian Stewart handled Conyers’ recruitment. Conyers didn’t receive a formal offer from Maryland until his visit. Then he committed.