The Sunshine State has been awfully kind to Maryland in recent months.
On Friday, four-star defensive tackle Cam Spence announced his commitment to the Terrapins. Spence chose Maryland over fellow Big Ten schools Ohio State and Penn State.
According to 247Sports, Spence is the 12th best defensive tackle in the 2017 class and the 32nd best player in the state of Florida. He also checks in at No. 190 in 247Sports’ composite rankings.
Spence attends IMG Academy (Fla.), but is from nearby Bowie. He is one of several IMG Academy stars that currently have offers from Maryland.
In addition to Spence, coach D.J. Durkin and his staff have offers out to linebacker Jordan Anthony, offensive tackle Curtis Dunlap, defensive end Joshua Kaindoh, linebacker Dylan Moses, and center Cesar Ruiz among others.
Spence joins Quince Orchard (Md.) cornerback Fofie Bazzie and Lake Braddock (Va.) tight end Andrew Park as members of the 2017 class. 247Sports had Maryland’s class at No. 60 in the nation and 10th in the Big Ten before the addition of Spence.
Spence is a tremendous pickup for Maryland for several reasons.
Spence has a tremendous pedigree and would look phenomenal lined up next to McLean in the trenches.
New defensive line coach Mike London brings a ton of experience to the table from his playing days and time as the Virginia head coach. His teaching skills can help Spence and the rest of the Maryland defensive line be the best that they can be.
Spence could be one of many blue-chip prospects that will end up in College Park in 2017.