Kicker has been a position of consistency for Maryland in recent years.
On Friday, the Terrapins received a commitment from the next potential great kicker in South Mecklenburg (NC)’s Jonathan Doerer, according to his Twitter account.
Doerer’s only other scholarship offer was from Army, but he did have interest from Abilene Christian and Clemson. According to Kohl’s Kicking, Doerer was rated as a five-star prospect and the fifth-best kicker in the 2017 class.
Doerer is the likely the only kicker that the Terps will be taking in the 2017 class. Coach D.J. Durkin and his staff offered the Charlotte native in mid-June after a strong performance at Maryland’s camp.
This is the first pledge for new special teams coach Pete Lembo. Lembo was appointed to the position after previously being the head coach at Ball State.
Doerer is the 12th commitment in Maryland’s 2017 class. He’s the first since Potomac (Md.) cornerback Deon Jones committed to the Terps back on July 6.
According to 247Sports, Maryland’s class currently is ranked No. 26 in the country and eighth in the Big Ten. With the Terps hosting a big recruiting event on Saturday, the weekend got started on the right foot with the commitment of Doerer.
The last time Maryland took a commitment from a kicker was in 2013 when Brad Craddock signed with the Terps.
Greene will likely be the team’s starting kicker this fall, but Doerer has the potential to compete for the starting job next summer.