DeMatha running back Lorenzo Harrison commits to Maryland


Lorenzo Harrison, shown scoring a touchdown last season as a sophomore at DeMatha, is considered a three-star prospect by Rivals. (Doug Kapustin For The Washington Post)

Maryland picked up its first class of 2016 commit Wednesday in DeMatha running back Lorenzo Harrison.

Considered one of the more talented and fastest running backs in the area, Harrison burst onto the scene with the Stags as a sophomore last season, which included a 114-yard performance in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship game against St. John’s.

Considered a three-star prospect by Rivals, Harrison is rated as the 10th best player in Maryland for his class and also holds offers from Virginia, Old Dominion and Hawaii.

At 5 feet 9 and 195 pounds, Harrison is “compact in stature but his heart and competitiveness are out of this world,” DeMatha Coach Elijah Brooks said Wednesday after the commitment.

“I think he always liked Maryland. I think he wanted to play close to home,” Brooks said. “All around he’s just a very good football player that can do a bit of everything, from running the ball to catching the ball to kick return and special teams.”

Highlights of Harrison can be found below.

Brandon Parker contributed to this report. 

Roman Stubbs covers the University of Maryland athletics for The Washington Post.

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Roman Stubbs · September 3, 2014