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Shortly after landing St. Frances linebacker Nnamdi Egbuaba, Maryland received a second commitment from defensive back Daniel Ezeagwu. The young stud from Stafford, Virginia had James Madison, Maryland, and Virginia at the top of his list. He and his brother, David Ezeagwu, wanted to play together at the next level, thus keeping James Madison at the top.
Daniel took an official visit to Virginia last weekend and reportedly was close to a commitment with the Cavaliers. However, he chose to make it official today and join the 2014 class, becoming the 16th commitment in the class.
Ezeagwu is a cornerback with great instincts and speed. His patience paid off well, and his 4.39 40-yard dash and 38 inch vertical will help the defense cope with the loss of Jalen Tabor. With cornerbacks Will Likely and Jeremiah Johnson next year, Maryland certainly has their starters in place, but depth was certainly an issue. With three new cornerbacks for next year, the Terrapins has set themselves up for many talented backs. I still look for the staff to bring in one more lockdown cornerback in 2015, targeting St. Peter’s Prep (NJ)’s Minkah Fitzpatrick and St. Joseph’s Prep (PA)’s John Reid.
With Jordan Noil, Josh Woods and now Ezeagwu, Maryland will turn their attention to the offensive line with Damian Prince and Jared Cohen still yet to announce. With limited scholarships in this year’s class, the Terps has pulled in many under-the-radar prospects that will develop well as well as impact players.