Anthony Reddick explains what made Maryland the choice, recruiting more talent to College Park

Phoebus (VA) three-star edge rusher Anthony Reddick saw his recruitment with Maryland pick up once Latrell Scott became Maryland’s new running backs coach.

Scott’s history and extensive ties within the 757 and Richmond have already proven to give Maryland a boost in an area that Maryland has worked hard to recruit to College Park. For Reddick, one week after admitting his interest in Maryland grew, it was the second trip with his family on campus that pushed him over the edge to shut down his recruitment.

“Just touring the whole campus, having a conversation with coach Locks and all the coaches recruiting me,” Reddick told IBG. “I feel like the visit is what really told me to commit. I had options.” Reddick’s credited his growing relationship with Scott as a big reason why. “We had a good connection before when he was at ECU. As he went to Maryland, we just started growing the relationship.”

Reddick’s extensive time spent with head coach Mike Locksley also helped ease any questions when it came to where he stood. “He basically said that they’re there for me. He’s got my back.” From there, the decision was made.

“Coach was trying to see where I was at with it and I told him, ‘I’m committing right now.’ It was pretty nice to end it like that.”

Reddick also got a chance to watch practice, but more importantly, sit in position meetings with the outside linebackers as he watched his future position coach work with his unit. “I feel like it isn’t too much of a change because he works with them how he works with us.”

With the support of his family, the idea of suiting up close to home was another appeal about Maryland. “Not too far from my grandparents, my mom, family friends. My mom kind of wanted me to go to Maryland.”

After becoming the fourth commitment in Maryland’s 2024 class, Reddick has turned to a recruiter with four-star linebacker Gabe Williams among his first targets. “I’ve already started [recruiting]. Just trying to see if there would be anyone else from Phoebus too.”

Anthony Reddick will make a third visit to campus later this month for the spring game.

Anthony Reddick is rated a three-star prospect and an 88 overall by On3, sitting as the 11th-best prospect in Virginia.

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