The Maryland football team continued to bolster its class of 2015 on Sunday night, picking up its fifth commit in the last nine days in Ohio offensive lineman Mason Zimmerman.
The commitment of Zimmerman came hours after the 6-foot-5, 275-pound center returned from weekend a visit to Illinois and Northwestern, and a week after he visited College Park and competed in the Terps’ prospect camp.
“I really felt a great connection between me and the coaches there. … I went to a couple more camps this weekend to give myself a little comparison, and afterwards I just knew that Maryland was the right choice. I felt there was no reason to wait anymore,” Zimmerman said.
Zimmerman, who plays at Anthony Wayne High School in Whitehouse, Ohio, becomes the third offensive lineman to pledge in the class of 2015. The Terps also have commitments from two in-state prospects, guard E.J. Donahue (Linganore) and tackle Ellis McKennie (McDonogh).
“They’re basically recruiting me as a lineman … they feel that I can play any position that’s going to be needed and where I prove myself to be able to play,” Zimmerman said.
Zimmerman is considered a two-star prospect by Rivals, and also held offers from Cincinnati, Toledo, Marshall and Air Force. Here are some highlights from his junior season: