Maryland offers 2017 LB Avery Roberts


Concord (Del.) inside linebacker Avery Roberts is the latest to receive a scholarship offer from coach Randy Edsall and the Maryland Terrapins. (Mandatory Credit: 247Sports)

The college football offseason is full swing.

Maryland continued to hit the recruiting trail as the Terrapins have offered inside linebacker Avery Roberts.

Roberts is a 6’2, 215-pound linebacker from Concord High School in Wilmington, Del. He is rated as the top player in the state of Delaware and the fifth-best inside linebacker in the 2017 class. Roberts is also rated No. 142, according to 247Sports’ Composite rankings.

The Concord standout registered 112 tackles (19 for loss) and 6.5 sacks during his sophomore season.

Roberts is one of the top players at his position and has a bevy of offers already on table. Maryland is the third school to offer with Nebraska and Penn State being the others. Miami, Stanford, and Virginia Tech also have offered Roberts.

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The Delaware star is the second inside linebacker that coach Randy Edsall and his staff have offered in the 2017 class. The other was Central Catholic (Pa.)’s David Adams back on April 14.

Roberts is the 10th player on the defensive side of the ball to be offered by the Terps. He appears to have visited Penn State and Rutgers over the last few months, according to 247Sports.

With Maryland having all four 2014 starting linebackers graduate, the unit will look very different this upcoming season. Defensive coordinator Keith Dudzinski is moving to a 4-3 defense, and will be counting on newly-minted starters like Jermaine Carter and defensive ends Jesse Aniebonam and Yannick Ngakoue.

Maryland is looking towards the future of the linebacker position and has offers out to some of the most talented ones in the 2017 class.