’25 four-star QB Malik Washington feels the love during latest visit to Maryland

2025 Archbishop Spalding (MD) four-star quarterback Malik Washington was back in College Park on Friday night, taking in Jones-Hill House before making his way to midfield to check out the pregame atmosphere.

Washington, a 6-foot-3.5, 200-pound quarterback, tweeted he was “feeling the love up here” as Maryland clawed out of an early 14-0 deficit to move to 3-0. “I definitely was. It was just treating me good, that’s really it,” Washington told IBG. “Talking to me, showing me around. It was more of a feeling, less of an action.”

Washington made the trip to campus with current commits Keion and Keyshawn Flowers, along with 2024 wide receiver RJ Newton, as the group stayed for the entirety of the game. The priority four-star was able to sit down with head coach Mike Locksley pregame before connecting further with offensive coordinator Josh Gattis.

“It was good just talking Xs and Os, what they like, just football in general,” Washington said.

His biggest takeaway? Maryland’s offensive style, where the Terps finished with 461 yards of total offense behind another 300-yard passing game from Taulia Tagovailoa. “They can be really, really explosive when they want to be. like super explosive. They’ve got some good design starts. It was just a slow start, it happens to everybody,” Washington told IBG.

Washington also kept a close eye on Taulia Tagovailoa on Friday night: his skillset, how he operated Maryland’s offense and how it fits Locksley’s style. The two quarterbacks already have a close friendship as Washington takes a deeper dive into Tagovailoa’s approach in the offense.

“Lia is a really good football player. We’re really cool because we were at this event together for Maryland players. I won the Rhodes Trophy so I was with him, talking and chatting for a couple of hours,” Washington said. “Especially when you get to higher level football, it’s really the same thing just different level terminology and that’s all I was seeing. Same thing. They set up different, they move different, but it feels like a lot of the same stuff.”

Washington is set to visit Penn State for the White Out next weekend, while he’ll head to James Madison on October 14 to watch his former teammate.

Spalding moved to 3-1 after defeating McDonogh, 31-14, on Thursday night.

Washington is rated a four-star prospect and a 90 overall by On3, sitting as the sixth-best player in Maryland.

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