Maryland Football: 2017 National Signing Day Tracker

Nov 26, 2016; College Park, MD, USA; The Maryland Terrapins celebrate after defeating the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 31-13 at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Patrick McDermott-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 26, 2016; College Park, MD, USA; The Maryland Terrapins celebrate after defeating the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 31-13 at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Patrick McDermott-USA TODAY Sports /

7:16 a.m. – Gonzaga offensive lineman Johnny Jordan is the first to fax in his Letter of Intent to the Maryland football program. The action is underway.

7:36 a.m. – Future quarterback Kasim Hill is officially a Terrapin. Check out this awesome congratulations from Under Armour Founder/CEO Kevin Plank.

7:40 a.m. – Three-star Lake Braddock (Va.) tight end Andrew Park has signed his Letter of Intent.

7:55 a.m. – The first DeMatha product is officially a Terp. Marcus Minor has signed with Maryland and SVP has some words of wisdom for him.

7:57 a.m. – We could have our first shocker of the day. According to Larry Rubama of the Virginian Pilot (Norfolk), Bishop Sullivan three-star wideout Tahj Capehart plans to sign with Maryland. Rubama cites Capehart’s coach, Chris Scott, as his source.

8:02 a.m. – It’s official. Tahj Capehart has flipped and signed with Maryland. He was high school teammates with Maryland commits Breyon and Brandon Gaddy.

8:12 a.m. – The highest rated Maryland commit has signed. DeMatha star running back Anthony McFarland is a Terp and that’s a beautiful thing.

8:26 a.m. – East Paulding (Ga.) three-star wideout Jalen Browder has signed with Maryland. The wide receiver position was heavily targeted by Durkin and his staff.

8:36 a.m. – St. John’s College (D.C.) defensive tackle Cam Spence has signed with Maryland.

8:47 a.m. – Three-star Good Counsel (Md.) linebacker Ayinde Eley signs with the Terps. One of the more underrated players in this class. He’ll look to help replace Jermaine Carter Jr. and Jalen Brooks next year.

8:57 a.m. – Riverside Community College (Calif.) linebacker Nick Underwood is being welcomed by WWE and Smackdown Live superstar Mojo Rawley. As a WWE fan, this is beyond awesome! Check it out below.

9:03 a.m. – St. Frances Academy (Md.) defensive tackle B’Ahmad Miller has signed his Letter of Intent.

9:15 a.m. – Timber Creek (Fla.) wideout MJ Jarrell signs his Letter of Intent. One of six wide receiver commits that could sign with the Terps by day’s end.

9:29 a.m. – Roswell (Ga.) three-star wideout Jaylen Comma signs with the Terps. Another wide receiver off the board.

9:47 a.m. – Maryland’s biggest receiver commit, Carlos Carriere, has signed his Letter of Intent.

10:08 a.m. – Bishop Sullivan (Va.) four-star defensive tackle Breyon Gaddy is officially a Terp. Just waiting on his brother, Brandon.

10:12 a.m. – File this under didn’t see it coming. Trezevant (Tenn.) four-star running back Cordarrian Richardson commits to Maryland. This backfield is loaded.

10:18 a.m. – The Gaddy brothers have officially reaffirmed their pledge to Maryland. Brandon and Breyon have both signed with the Terps. Huge pickups.

10:31 a.m. – Page (NC) three-star running back Javon Leake has signed with Maryland. This group of backs is going to be special.

11:04 a.m. – Potomac (Md.) running back Tayon Fleet-Davis has signed his Letter of Intent. Fleet-Davis is one of four potential tailback signees in the 2017 class.

11:18 a.m. – Eleanor Roosevelt (Md.) defensive end Lawtez Rogers signed with the Terps. Maryland is really retooling a defensive line that is losing a significant amount of talent.

11:33 a.m. – Simon Gratz (Pa.) three-star cornerback Kenny Bennett has signed his Letter of Intent. Only a few more to go.

12:08 p.m. – Four-star offensive tackle Jordan McNair has signed with Maryland.

Original Text:

The Maryland football program was in a much different place one year ago.

Coach D.J. Durkin had just taken the job and was scrambling to try and round out his 2016 class. The Terrapins didn’t have a bad class by any stretch, but it wasn’t lighting the world on fire due to Durkin having limited time to get it together.

Flip the switch to a year later and Maryland is in a great position as National Signing Day approaches.

According to 247Sports’ composite rankings, the Terps have the 17th-best class and the fourth-best in the Big Ten. They only trail Ohio State, Michigan, and Penn State within the conference.

Maryland also has eight four-star recruits currently in their class.

Maryland currently has seven recruits that have enrolled early as they arrived on campus last week. Among the group is Potomac (Md.) star cornerback Deon Jones and Bridgeton (NJ) athlete Markquese Bell.

National Signing Day could produce a few more pledges depending on how things go. We’ll have all the latest as the action unfolds.

Above this text, we’ll be running our live blog throughout the day.

Here’s all of the current members of Maryland’s 2017 class:

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