Maryland among schools most consistent with top-50 prospect

Maryland has started laying the foundation for its 2025 class, and they’ve been shooting for some of the nation’s top talent with coaches now able to directly contact prospects. Mount Tabor (NC) top-50 prospect JaDon Blair has seen his phone light up in recent weeks as the composite four-star fields a double-digit offer sheet with his junior season underway. While it’s still early, Blair has already noticed a handful of schools prioritize him through the process.

“Florida State has been contacting me crazy lately, phone buzzing. Notre Dame, too. Then going to Penn State, that’s because they’ve been on me heavy too. I can say Maryland because coach [Gunter] Brewer has been calling, texting me, sending me quotes on Sunday about God. I’m a Christian, religious guy so I like that,” Blair told IBG.

Brewer has led the charge for Maryland thanks to his North Carolina ties as Blair is an early out-of-state priority. “I hear from him a lot. Coach Brewer, I know he’s a receivers coach, but I’ve got a real good relationship with him. I love talking to him.” Blair explains why the connection has been easygoing in the early stages.

“Just the way coach Brewer talks. Whenever I talk to him, it’s comfortable. I can just have a conversation with me. He’s going to always keep it real with me too. I love talking to him.”

Blair made his way to campus in April where he got a chance to tour the campus before meeting head coach Mike Locksley. “I got to see the facilities, got to view the practice then take some pictures. Getting to meet [Locksley] face-to-face was good. He was really busy, in and out of meetings but getting to speak to him was real cool. He loves me.”

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound safety is looking to visit Maryland, Notre Dame and Penn State this fall as he and his dad work on finalizing dates, but his next round of visits will mark Blair’s first chance to soak in a college atmosphere as a recruit.

“I haven’t been before so just the fan experience, like the fanbase. I know some fanbases are huge, but just seeing the football environment will be fun.”

Blair is rated a four-star prospect and a 95 overall by On3, sitting as the second-best safety in the 2025 class and the 26th-best prospect in the nation.

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