2015 athlete D.J. Moore became the 16th commitment for Maryland on Wednesday evening as he committed to the Terrapins over offers from Boston College, Illinois, Northwestern, Rutgers, Pittsburgh and Temple among others. Rivals rates Moore as the 33rd best receiver and 246th best player in the country while 247Sports rates him as the 40th best athlete and 403rd best player in the country.
Moore is a speedy receiver who runs great routes in order to gain necessary separation from his defender. His frame allows him to become a great slot receiver for Maryland and gives Locksley more options for the offensive scheme.
With another receiver in the fold in Florida product Jahrvis Davenport and likely one or two more in the 2015 class, the offense has potential to become even more explosive and dynamic in Maryland with guys like wideouts Levern Jacobs, Taivon Jacobs and Juwann Winfree already leading the way in receiving.
Maryland fans are not the only ones that are high on the high-three star.
— Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) July 3, 2014
Moore’s addition could make an impact in recruiting, as well. Moore is teammates with big Maryland target 2016 four-star tight end Naseir Upshur and 2016 athlete Terrill Gillette, who told me “we’ve always wanted to go to the same school.”
With his commitment, Maryland is 25th in the nation and fifth in the Big Ten on 247Sports and 23rd in the nation and fifth in the Big Ten on Rivals. With the bigger targets becoming the primary focus for the coaching staff, the rankings will only rise.