Despite falling short in an upset bid attempt of Clemson on Saturday, Maryland got some very good news following the game. Four star offensive lineman E.J. Donahue announced that he has committed to the Terps, per his Twitter account. Donahue attended the game on an unofficial visit and it was his third visit to Maryland this season as he also attended the West Virginia game in Baltimore and the Old Dominion game.
Donahue is a member of the 2015 class and plays for Linganore in Frederick, Md. The local product also had offers from West Virginia, Rutgers, and Old Dominion in addition to interest from Arkansas, Nebraska, Penn State, Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin. He is the first member of Maryland’s 2015 recruiting class.
The Linganore offensive lineman is a massive specimen (6’5/335 lb.) and can really move for a guy of that size. Donahue really commands the line of scrimmage and really has great hands. He has the ability to play both offensive guard and tackle, which is good news given the amount of depth that Maryland will have by the time Donahue arrives in College Park in 2015.
The Terps have the likes of Jared Cohen, Derwin Gray, Larry Mazyck, and Brendan Moore coming to the team next season. Of course, Maryland is still chasing Bishop McNamara offensive lineman Damian Prince and DeMatha offensive lineman Brock Ruble.
Maryland is going to need all the help they can get when they make the move to the B1G next season. Obviously, you can never have too much depth in the trenches and the Terps are clearly not satisfied.