Nihym Anderson visited College Park on Tuesday and clearly saw all that he needed to see.
On Thursday, the Vineland (NJ) three-star linebacker committed to Maryland. Anderson chose the Terrapins over offers from Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, and Temple.
Anderson becomes the third pledge in the Terrapins’ 2018 class. Maryland also owns commitments from four-star quarterback Tyler DeSue (Bishop Sullivan Catholic, Va.) and three-star weak-side defensive end Durell Nchami (Paint Branch, Md.).
DeSue committed to the Terps on Wednesday.
According to 247Sports’ Composite rankings, the Terps now own the No. 47 class in the nation and the 10th-best class in the Big Ten. In 2017, D.J. Durkin and his staff put together a Top 25 class.
The well-respected recruiting site also has Anderson as the No. 715 player in the 2018 class. The Vineland standout is also rated as No. 52 linebacker and the 24th-best player in the state of New Jersey.
This is the second consecutive year that Maryland has earned a pledge from a player that hails from The Garden State. The Terps added Markquese Bell in the 2017 class when the Bridgeton safety committed at the Under Armour All-America game this past January.
Maryland certainly could use some depth at the linebacker position with the amount of turnover that is set to occur after this coming season.
Jalen Brooks, Jermaine Carter Jr., and Shane Cockerille are all seniors in 2017, so the changing of guard will be happening very shortly. Sophomores Isaiah Davis and Brett Shepherd could see the field more this coming season.