National Signing Day 2016: Tyrrell Pigrome commits to Maryland


The Terrapins finally have their quarterback.

On National Signing Day, Clay-Chalkville (Ala.) signal caller Tyrrell Pigrome committed to Maryland. Pigrome chose the Terps over offers from Cincinnati, Rutgers, Tulane, and Virginia Tech.

According to 247Sports, Pigrome is rated as the No. 886 player in the country. He is also tabbed as the No. 63 athlete and the 31st best player in the football-rich state of Alabama.

The Alabama Player of the Year was recruited heavily by offensive coordinator Walt Bell. Pigrome was offered by Maryland just last month, but went on an official visit to College Park this past weekend.

Pigrome is the 20th commitment in the 2016 class for coach D.J. Durkin and the Terrapins.

Quarterback was an extreme position of need ever since Dwayne Haskins decommitted and ended up at Ohio State in January.

The Terps chased Louisiana quarterback Lindsey Scott, but fell short in their pursuit when Scott committed to LSU on Sunday. Maryland was also tied to local Bishop McNamara (Md.) standout Ramar Williams, but no offer was ever extended.

Pigrome is a huge pickup for a team in desparate need of quarterback help. Maryland does also have Cathedral (Ind.) quarterback Max Bortenschlager in the fold and he has already signed his Letter of Intent.

Pigrome is a dual-threat signal caller that has the ability to run Bell’s offense at a very high rate. He is very dangerous in the open field as a runner, but also possesses a very strong arm.

Maryland certainly appears to have found the right guy to run their offense on National Signing Day.

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