Maryland’s recruiting weekend seems to be having a tremendous amount of success in the early going.
On Saturday afternoon, Potomac (Md.) running back Tayon Fleet-Davis committed to the Terrapins. This comes just minutes after Gonzaga (D.C.) center Johnny Jordan announced his intentions to pledge to Maryland.
Fleet-Davis is a three-star recruit that chose Maryland over Syracuse and a host of Big Ten schools including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Purdue, and Rutgers. Syracuse was the presumed favorite before he named the Terps as the favorite late last month.
With the additions of Fleet-Davis and Jordan, Maryland received a huge boost in the recruiting rankings. According to 247Sports, the Terps now own the No. 19 class in the nation along with the fourth-best class in the Big Ten.
Maryland only trails Ohio State, Michigan, and Iowa in the Big Ten rankings.
The Terps seemed to be the likely destination for Fleet-Davis after his high school teammate, Deon Jones, committed to Maryland earlier this month.
Running back is a position that Maryland is incredibly rich in.
The Terps are set to lose Wes Brown and Virginia Tech graduate transfer Trey Edmunds after the 2016 season. The only other proven commodity is sophomore Ty Johnson, who had some flashy moments as a freshman.
Maryland also signed a trio of tailbacks in the 2016 class with Jake Funk (Dasmascus), Lorenzo Harrison (DeMatha), and Laderrien Wilson (Osceola) joining the program. Funk enrolled early in January.
After a quiet month of July, Durkin and his staff are finding their stride on the recruiting trail once again. That could improve if Maryland has a strong season on the field this fall.