One of the biggest commits for the Maryland football team is coming home
Four-star 2017 commit Cam Spence announced via Twitter that he will be transferring to St. John’s College (D.C.) for his senior year of high school. Spence previously had starred at IMG Academy in Florida.
Spence committed to Maryland back on April 8, and really got the 2017 class rolling. The Terrapins received commitments from two locals in four-star Quarterback Kasim Hill and three-star linebacker Ayinde Eley the following weekend.
Spence will play alongside Hill with the Cadets. The duo will help St. John’s in their quest to dethrone DeMatha Catholic (Md.) in the rugged WCAC.
Not only did Spence generate excitement in the DMV, but he also broadened coach D.J. Durkin’s Florida footprint. IMG Academy teammate Joshua Kaindoh, a five-star defensive end, committed to Maryland on April 30.
Kaindoh is Maryland highest commit since Stefon Diggs decided to stay home and play for his hometown school.
In terms of where he is going, Spence could help Maryland land future St John’s teammate, Tyree Johnson. According to 247Sports, Johnson is the second highest recruit in Washington D.C. in the 2017 class behind Hill.
A defensive attack with Kaindoh on one side and Johnson on the other, with Spence up the middle could be lethal in the Big Ten. The Terps continue to pursue other high-profile targets in Jordan Anthony (IMG Academy), Deon Jones (Oxon Hill), Anthony McFarland (DeMatha), Chase Young (DeMatha).
It will be interesting to see how this transfer will affect Durkin’s recruiting at the IMG Academy in the future.
Spence did quote a tweet from another IMG Academy player, Bryce Brand, so it appears Durkin will keep going after the high school powerhouse.