Has it been an awesome 72 hours for Terp fans or what? On Friday evening, we watched 2014 guard commits Romelo Trimble and Dion Wiley advance into the second round of the Elite 24 three-point Contest. About 45 minutes later, Good Counsel star defensive end Jesse Aniebonam committed to Maryland. As Wiley and Trimble put on a show again last night, Terp fans thought that would be the last of the good news for the weekend. Thankfully, it’s not.
JUCO offensive tackle Larry Mazyck committed to the Terps this afternoon, becoming the 10th commitment for the 2014 class. He attended Iowa Western Community College, the same school that Deon Long attended just a year ago. In 2011, Mazyck initially committed to Vanderbilt, but spurned James Franklin and enrolled at New Mexico after being recruited by then Lobos head coach Mike Locksley. Mazyck provides great size at 6’7” and 340 lbs and while he’s not rated on 247Sports just yet, he was rated a three-star recruit back in 2011 He joins fellow offensive lineman Brendan Moore and Jared Cohen in the 2014 recruiting class.
At Friendship Academy, Mazyck started both ways at offensive and defensive tackle. He recorded eight solo tackles with one fumble recovery during his senior year at defensive tackle. This shows his versatility and ability to play multiple positions. Mazyck also played a prep season at Fork Union Military Academy. With his size, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the staff consider moving him to the defensive line, but that depends on where the remaining Terp targets commit. Don’t be fooled by his lack of rating on the major recruiting sites; he has the potential to fill in when needed during his career at Maryland.
With three offensive lineman commits already in the bag, the Terps are still in hot pursuit of Bishop McNamara offensive tackle Damian Prince. If Prince does commit to play his collegiate football in College Park, I’d assume that Maryland is done adding players to the offensive line barring any position changes.
I don’t believe that the three offensive line commitments thus far, will affect Prince’s outlook on the Terps. Prince will likely start from day one if he becomes a Terp. Overall, all three commitments to the line are very underrated and show great size. As stated in the Aniebonam commitment article, the dominos are beginning to fall and I certainly don’t expect them to stop any time soon.