During a week in which it missed out after local targets, in McDonogh linebacker Wyatt Cook and McNamara cornerback Ashton White, committed elsewhere, Maryland picked up a big pledge late Wednesday night in Pennsylvania junior wide receiver D.J. Moore.
Moore made his announcement via Twitter, and shortly afterward, recruiting analysts were praising the pickup. The 6-foot, 200-pound Moore is considered the 33rd-best wide receiver in the country in the class of 2015 by Rivals, which also graded him as a four-star prospect. He also had offers from Virginia, Rutgers, Pitt and Northwestern, among others, according to the site.
Moore had 39 catches for nearly 800 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior at Imhotep Institute Charter in Philadelphia last fall, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Moore is the 13th prospect to commit to Maryland since June 7, and the second wide receiver behind Florida prospect Jahrvis Davenport. Maryland will also likely use June commit Ty Johnson, a speedster who helped Fort Hill win the Maryland 1A title last year, in the slot.
Here’s video of Moore: