Local WR feels like a priority after latest visit to Maryland

Maryland hosted a long list of underclassmen on Saturday with a brief window for visits giving the staff a chance to lay the foundation for the 2025 and 2026 classes, while chipping away at their top 2024 targets.

2026 wide receiver Chris Hewitt was among the long targets who made his way to Maryland after making his way to Maryland on multiple occasions since the end of his freshman season at Calvert Hall (MD). Hewitt visited Maryland for a spring practice before returning for the spring game, while he joined Calvert Hall on campus last month for the second 7-on-7. Saturday’s visit, though, gave the 5-foot-11 wideout got a different feel for the program after making his way to campus and connecting with the staff in a more casual environment.

“We did a little photoshoot then we went to the field, just hung around and talked with the coaches,” Hewitt told IBG. “It was more just everybody talking.” That gave Hewitt plenty of time to connect with wide receiver coach Gunter Brewer, who admitted he’s noticed the extra attention early on. “I do feel like they’re prioritizing me. I like [Brewer] a lot.”

Hewitt was also able to connect with area recruiter and offensive line coach Brian Braswell, along with head coach Mike Locksley, as Maryland is on his mind early in his recruitment. “I love Maryland. It’s close, I can go there a lot, it’s not too far from my house so it’s a cool place to go and just say what’s up to everybody.”

Already fielding a double-digit offer list with Nebraska, Miami (FL), Michigan, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Michigan State and North Carolina among the schools involved heading into his sophomore year, Hewitt will look to venture out as he figures out his fall visit schedule around his sophomore season. Outside of Maryland, Hewitt knows of two schools he wants to see in person.

“I’ll probably stop by a couple Rutgers games, I want to go to a Michigan game this year.”

Hewitt is not yet rated by On3.

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