Just hours after nabbing a new offensive coach, the Maryland Terrapins received a commitment from St. Frances Academy outside linebacker Nnamdi Egbuaba according to Rivals.com.
Egbuaba is not currently rated, but could be in due time with the type of talent that he has. Originally from Nigeria, the St. Frances star linebacker also had offers from Connecticut and Virginia along with interest from Arizona, Rutgers, and West Virginia. He had an official visit to Maryland on Friday and announced his intentions to commit on Sunday morning.
Egbuaba has decent size (6’1/215 lb.) and possesses solid speed off the edge. Despite the Terps losing star outside linebacker Marcus Whitfield, Maryland still has plenty of talent coming in that could potentially play linebacker. Egbuaba probably won’t see the field much in his freshman campaign, but could make an impact down the road.
Egbuaba is the first true linebacker commit for the class of 2014. Good Counsel’s Jesse Aniebonam, Coatesville (PA)’s Tyler Burke, and General McLane (PA)’s Brett Kulka are all classified as defensive ends. It’ll be interesting to see where all of these players line up once they arrive in College Park.
The future Terp will probably be one of the last additions to the 2014 class. Offensive tackle Damian Prince is still up for grabs along with former Maryland commit Jared Cohen.
Here’s Egbuaba’s highlight tape.