PA safety Mike Viti commits to Maryland


Cedar Cliff (Pa.) safety Mike Viti became the 12th commitment in the 2016 class for Maryland on Sunday. (Mandatory Credit: 247Sports)

Maryland football held a prospect camp for prospective recruits this weekend.

After receiving his first offer, safety Mike Viti committed to Maryland.

Viti is just the second defensive back for Maryland in the 2016 class. Coach Randy Edsall and his staff also secured a commitment from Good Counsel cornerback Travon Scott back on April 4.

According to 247Sports, Viti is not currently rated and Maryland was the first school to offer. The Pennsylvania native camped with Penn State on June 8.

Viti is a 6’0, 170-pound safety from Cedar Cliff High School in Camp Hill (Pa.) Cedar Cliff is coming off an 8-3(5-1) season in the Keystone Division of the Mid-Penn Conference, where they finished second to Bishop McDevitt.

Maryland could use a ton of help in the secondary. In the past two seasons, the Terps have lost the likes of Dexter McDougle, Issac Goins, and Jeremiah Johnson to graduation.

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Cornerback Will Likely is entering his junior season while safety-turned-cornerback Sean Davis and safety Anthony are seniors. A.J. Hendy is in his graduate season, so he’ll be on the way out soon as well.

Simply put, Maryland needs quite a bit of future depth at the position. Especially after former H.D. Woodson standout corner D’Andre Payne announced he was leaving the program just months after transferring to Maryland from Tennessee. Payne ultimately landed at Arizona Western College, which produced former Nebraska and now Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Randy Gregory.

Viti is the 12th commitment in the 2016 class for the Terps and the second out of the state of Pennsylvania.