The Maryland Terrapins 2015 football class is on a hot streak right now, with five commitments in as many days now. Earlier today, the Terps landed one of their favorable recruits in Kareem Ali. Apparently that momentum has carried them over, as Bush (Texas) defensive lineman Mbi Tanyi made a quick decision to commit to the Terrapins. Per his Twitter:
Tanyi, a 6’2, 245 lb defensive lineman from Texas, chose the Terps over Houston, Louisiana Tech, and Air Force. Tanyi had previously stated that he wanted to play somewhere against top-flight talent, and he’ll get that in the Big Ten with the Terrapins. Tanyi had previously expressed that the Terps were his top choice, so the commitment wasn’t a huge surprise. It was merely the timing of it that shocked some.
This represents Maryland’s second recruit from Texas in as many years (offensive lineman Brendan Moore being the other), and could mean Maryland is going to try and utilize that region more often. In all, the Terps 2015 class is finally shaping up after some early concern, and there’s a good chance some more big name plays will filter in following this one. With the way the Terrapins are trending, as they currently have the #38 class in the country (seventh in the Big Ten), all signs are pointing upward.
Welcome to Terrapin Nation, Tanyi.