Maryland football picked up their 19th commitment of the 2012 football class today, locking down Gilman (Baltimore) running back Kenneth Goins, according to IMS.
Goins, who stands at 5’9″ and 210 pounds, also plays linebacker for Gilman. He is rated a three-star player by Scout (#84 running back) and ESPN (#88), and gets two stars from Rivals. He is the first running back commit in Maryland’s 2012 class – and with the departure of Davin Meggett and the possible departure of D.J. Adams, it’s a position they need to work on.
Perhaps the most intriguing part of this commitment is the school, Gilman. They’ve established themselves as one of the top three programs in the state, and this is the first foray Maryland has been able to make into signing some of those kids up in some time. Any kind of pipeline into schools like Gilman and Good Counsel can only be a good one, and this is a step towards that.
Goins chose Maryland over reported offers from Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Vanderbilt and West Virginia, among others.