Maryland got their big recruiting event off to a great start on Saturday.
Just several minutes into the event, Gonzaga (D.C.) center Johnny Jordan announced that he has committed to the Terrapins.
Jordan chose Maryland overs offers such as Boston College, Pittsburgh, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. He was rated as a three-star prospect and a major priority for D.J. Durkin and his staff this summer.
According to 247Sports, Jordan was ranked as the No. 14 center in the country along with being the eight-best player in Washington D.C. That gives the Terps three of the top eight recruits in the District with quarterback Kasim Hill (St. John’s College) and defensive tackle Cam Spence (St. John’s College) being the top two.
Maryland definitely could use some depth at center behind sophomore Brendan Moore. Moore is set to enter his first season as the Terps starting center after Evan Mulrooney graduated in the spring.
Jordan has the ability to be developed into a very talented center. After all, Maryland has an extremely experienced offensive line coach in Dave Borbely.
Nine of Maryland’s 2017 commits are on the offensive side of the ball. However, offensive tackle Jordan McNair (McDonogh School) is the only other offensive line pledge aside from Jordan.
Jordan is the first Gonzaga player that Maryland secured a commitment from since A.J. Francis signed with the Terps back in 2008.
Just days after Durkin explained the significance of recruiting the DMV, he continues to have local success on the trail. If this trend continues, Maryland is going to have a very talented class in 2017.