Friendship four-star Bryce Jenkins includes Maryland in top four

With commitment season kicked off now that June official visits are over, Friendship Collegiate (DC) four-star defensive lineman Bryce Jenkins finalized his top group on Wednesday ahead of an expected summer commitment.

Jenkins, a 6-foot-4.5, 330-pound lineman, is considering Maryland, Rutgers, South Carolina and Tennessee ahead of an expected July decision. Jenkins drew over 20 verbal offers through the process with the local four-star recruited along the defensive line, though he’s drawn reps in camp settings along the offensive line through the spring.

Maryland has made Jenkins a priority ever since the 2025 cycle began to take shape as co-defensive coordinator Brian Williams initially led the pursuit before Aazaar Abdul-Rahim teamed up after joining the program in late December. Abdul-Rahim will now look to land the coveted target from the program he once led and produced multiple NFL players, including Yannick Ngakoue, Derwin Gray, Jermaine Carter and Eddie Goldman among others.

Jenkins made his way to College Park multiple times through the spring, including making the short trip for Maryland’s spring practice in D.C., before making his way to campus for his official visit beginning June 13. “It was good just to see everything come together for Maryland. I watched the whole defensive meeting then they split up, so I sat there with coach [Brian] Williams in position meetings and watched how he works with his guys,” Jenkins told IBG. “I feel like it gave me an idea of how I fit in and coach Williams, coach [Mike] Locksley, coach [Aazaar] Abdul-Rahim, they’re saying I fit in perfectly with what they run.”

Jenkins kicked off the month with an official visit to Rutgers beginning May 31 before visiting South Carolina, while the four-star closed out June with an official visit to Tennessee, where his dad Ron Hausley once played basketball.

Bryce Jenkins is rated a four-star prospect and a 91 overall, checking in as the third-best prospect in Washington D.C.

Related Links

Maryland basketball’s 2025 backcourt recruiting beginning to take shape
Intel: where Maryland football stands with its top targets after OVs
Spalding DB Jayden Shipps set to commit on Friday