After missing out on a pair of offensive tackles on Friday, coach Randy Edsall and the Maryland Terrapins staff recurred a commitment from 2014 New York offensive tackle Sean Christie.
Christie is a 6’5, 280 pound offensive tackle from Patchogue-Medford High School in the Long Island area. Christie comes with a solid pedigree as he was honored as a co-winner of the Zellner Award, which is given to the best offensive lineman in Suffolk County (Ny.) The Long Island area left tackle’s only other offer was from Albany, where interestingly enough former Maryland defensive line coach Greg Gattuso accepted the head coaching job last week. He also had interest from Boston College, Connecticut, Rutgers, and Syracuse and was not rated in the 247Sports Composite rankings.
In watching film of Christie, the first thing that jumps out is that he has a very large frame. Obviously, he’ll have to add even more weight with Maryland moving to the B1G next season. Christie holds his blocks extraordinarily well and can really make life difficult for opposing defensive linemen. He also has great hands, which allow him to establish great position against defenders.
Since the Terps missed out on DeMatha offensive lineman Brock Ruble and Florida offensive lineman Marcus Applefield, Maryland needed to look towards new targets and it looks like they have found a solid offensive linemen. They are clearly stockpiling as much depth in the trenches as they possibly can. Christie will join a group of offensive linemen that already includes Fork Union Military Academy offensive tackle Derwin Gray, Mcdonogh School offensive guard Jared Cohen, Iowa Western Community College offensive tackle Larry Mazyck, and Round Rock Westwood (Tx.) offensive tackle Brendan Moore. Maryland is also in strong position to land Bishop McNamara offensive tackle Damian Prince, who will announce his college decision on Feb. 14.
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