Maryland football gets two DB commitments


With a need in the secondary, Maryland football helped itself out.

On Thursday night, safety Silas Kelly and cornerback Tyrone Hill committed to the Terps.

The duo becomes the third and the fourth commits in the secondary, joining Good Counsel cornerback Travon Stott and Cedar Cliff (Pa.) safety Mike Viti.

Hill is a three-star cornerback out of New Jersey powerhouse Don Bosco Prep. According to 247Sports, Hill is rated as the 36th best player in the state and the 127th best cornerback in the nation.

Hill also had offers from Navy and Pittsburgh with interest from the likes of Penn State, Rutgers, and Temple.

This is a huge commitment because coach Randy Edsall and his coaching staff really need to start establishing themselves in New Jersey. The Garden State is usually an area that Penn State and Rutgers recruit really well and being in the Big Ten now, it makes the area all the more important for the Terps.

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Maryland hasn’t had a New Jersey commit since former wideout Juwann Winfree was reeled out of the Garden State. Cornerback Kareem Ali originally committed to the Terps last June, but later decommitted and ended up at Temple.

On the other hand, Kelly is a 6’5 safety from South Carroll High School (Md.). The local product received a scholarship offer earlier in the day and ended up committing on Thursday evening.

Kelly has tremendous size and isn’t afraid to lay a big hit to separate an opposing player from the football. He also is a very strong player that doesn’t allow opposing ball-carriers to outmuscle him for extra yards.

With the Maryland defensive backfield thinning, this is a huge pair of additions. Cornerback Will Likely only has two years at the maximum and safety-turned-corner Sean Davis is a senior this season.

Edsall and his staff continue to add quality depth to the roster and that’s never a bad thing.

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