Twin brothers Elijah and Elisha Daniels have announced their intentions to transfer from the University of Maryland.
The Daniels brothers were a part of DJ Durkin’s first ever recruiting class back in 2016. Elijah Daniels was a three-star safety and Elisha Daniels was a three-star cornerback in that class. Both came from Cardinal Gibbons High School, and were a package deal that really boosted the class Durkin had to build in just a few short months.
Elijah saw the field in 10 games during his tenure at Maryland, including seven contests as a freshman. During the 2017 season, his single contribution was one tackle against Towson. Elisha managed to take part in eight games during his college career. He also finished with one tackle, which came against UCF.
This set of transfers comes after Markquese Bell and Alex Woods, who were held out all season also announced they were leaving the program.
With the loss of senior Josh Woods as well, DJ Durkin will need to push the importance of recruiting defensive backs this offseason. Recruits can sign letters of intent as early as December 20th, so getting to anyone that could flip quickly will be the key.
The 2018 class includes four-star cornerback Noah Boykin and three-star cornerback Vincent Flythe. The two are both teammates from H.D. Woodson High School in Washington D.C. Boykin is listed as the second best player from the District in 2018, and the 32nd best cornerback nationally, while Flythe ranks eighth in D.C. and 61st at cornerback.
For next season, the Terrapins are returning JC Jackson, Tino Ellis, Ravon Davis, and Darnell Savage Jr who all played significant roles on defense for Maryland this past season.