Ohio OL Alex Hall commits to Maryland


The Big Ten is a meat and potatoes type of conference.

Clearly, Maryland understands that because they snagged a pledge from offensive lineman Alex Hall. Hall is the third player that coach Randy Edsall and his staff have pulled out of the state of Ohio.

Hall joins Nordonia offensive tackle Terek Zingale and Chaminade-Julienne defensive tackle Jeffery Pooler as the trio of Ohio commitments that the Terps have secured thus far for the 2016 class. This also marks the third consecutive year that Maryland has managed to secure a commitment from the Buckeye State, one of the Big Ten’s ripest recruiting territories.

Hall committed to Maryland after a visit to campus on Thursday.

The Louisville (Oh.) offensive tackle only had a Maryland offer, but did have interest from Akron and Toledo. Hall is currently not rated according to 247Sports.

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Hall is expected to greyshirt the 2016 season, so he’ll eventually be pegged as a 2017 commit. Edsall has used this technique with a lot of recruits in the past and had them sit for a season until they get a better feel for the college game.

Hall is the 11th commitment for the 2016 class, which now ranks 22nd in the nation and fourth in the Big Ten. Obviously, that ranking has a lot to do with pledges from quarterback Dwayne Haskins (Bullis School), outside linebacker Keandre Jones (Good Counsel), and wideout D.J. Turner (DeMatha).

Maryland continues to assemble depth in the trenches, which is exactly what teams need to do in the Big Ten. With guys like Damian Prince and Derwin Gray likely to see major playing time this season, Maryland’s offensive line has a strong future.