Maryland football is in the mix for two local targets: Avalon High School (Md.) Cornerback Jermaine Waller and Good Counsel High School (Md.) Defensive End Tyler Baylor.
Maryland football made the cut for Jermaine Waller’s top seven. He announced the list Tuesday afternoon July 5 via Twitter. Jermaine Waller is the No.76 cornerback and No. 18 best player in Maryland according to the 247Sports Composite.
Maryland football is facing some heavy competition on this list in Maryland, Virginia Tech, Temple, NC State, Connecticut, Virginia and Rutgers. The relationship between Waller and Terps Cornerbacks Coach could pay off in their favor but I’d watch out for Virginia Tech. They have been known to be an adversary to Maryland’s recruiting efforts before.
With Maryland now having the commitments of H.D. Woodson defensive backs Vincent Flythe and Noah Boykin, Waller I feel would be another nice addition to the 2018 recruiting class whether he stays at Cornerback or moves to Safety with Maryland. Having these three in the secondary would mean big things for the future of Maryland’s back end.
As for Or Lady of Good Counsel High School (Md.) Defensive End Tyler Baylor, he has Maryland in his top six. He announced his list via Twitter Thursday night July 6. For Baylor’s services, Maryland’s competition is Georgia, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Tennessee and Kentucky. Baylor is a three-star defensive end, the No. 21 weak-side defensive end and No. 11 best player in Maryland according to the 247Sports Composite.
Baylor stands at six-foot-four, 220 pounds, with long arms. He is a sure tackler. His size, long arms and tackling ability make me believe he could be a good player for the Terps in the front seven. Even if, he doesn’t start and comes in certain defensive packages, he will make an impact.
Check out his junior film below.
Maryland football has had a summer on the recruiting trail that has allowed them to see success in making the program better. While the fates of these two recruits won’t be known for sometime, the Terps landed a kicker from Richmond Hill High School (Ga.) in Joseph Petrino. Read more about his commitment here.
Whether they are able to land both or one of these guys, the DMV to UMD movement will continue to prove that it is here and not going anywhere any time soon. The Terps are now ranked the 18th best recruiting class nationally and third best recruiting class in the Big Ten Conference.