Maryland’s recruiting momentum continues, as the Terps picked up a commitment from North Florida Christian (Tallahassee, Fla.) linebacker Dallas Griffiths today.
Griffiths, listed at 6’2″ and 225 pounds, is rated a three-star inside linebacker by Rivals and ESPN, and is given two stars by Scout and 247. He held offers from Georgia Tech, South Florida, Southern Miss and UCF, among others, and was reportedly down to Maryland, Liberty and UCF before making his decision.
Griffiths is the fifth linebacker in Maryland’s 2012 class, joining Brock Dean, Avery Thompson, Stefan Houston, and Abner Logan (who committed just recently as well).
The Terps are now at 21 for the class, one that could grow to as large as 30 (thanks to the openings resulting from departures from the program).
Here’s Griffiths’ junior highlight tape, he is number 22:
Like Logan, Griffiths looks very fast, and has a good sense for the ball. Beyond that, it’s hard to tell (some kind of indicator saying who we’re supposed to be looking at would be nice), but we’ll never complain about additions to Maryland’s defensive depth.