Coach Friedgen has added another player to his 2011 recruiting class, New Jersey tight end Ryan Malleck (subscription required).
Malleck is a big guy at 6’5″ and 235 pounds, and seems to have good hands and good enough speed (4.61 40) to be a solid tight end at the ACC level. There’s not much blocking on his highlight tape, but good receiving tight ends in high school rarely ever block, so that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s a liability there.
The rising senior also had offers from Connecticut, NC State, Rutgers, and Virginia, among others.
Malleck is the Terps’ 13th commit of the 2011 class, and the first tight end.