Maryland commit returning to campus in midst of dominant season

Clinton (NC) is riding a perfect 7-0 record heading into the weekend and three-star Maryland verbal Josiah McLaurin is a big reason why.

The 6-foot, 185-pound athlete has been lining up both in the backfield and out wide, helping him already eclipse 1,000 all-purpose yards along with 21 touchdowns on the season.

“I’ve just been moving around a lot to where teams don’t know where I’m going to line up and it’s been working out for us,” McLaurin told IBG. “I just feel more confident than last year. It’s kind of showing but I just feel so much more confident.”

McLaurin’s blend of speed and vision has made him a big play waiting to happen every time he touches the ball for Clinton, and it’s a big reason why the Terps jumped on him during the spring eval period.

While helping his team blow by opponents through the first half of the season, McLaurin has also kept a close eye on how Maryland has fared this season. In terms of his fit in the Terrapins’ offense, there’s been no surprise for him. “It looks exactly how I thought it’d look.”

As Maryland looks to clinch bowl eligibility this weekend, McLaurin will make his way to campus alongside his dad and grandpa for his first game as a commit.

After picking the Terps over Pitt, Virginia Tech and ECU back in mid-June, Maryland has remained consistent with the shifty athlete with both assistants Gunter Brewer and Latrell Scott leading the way.

“Coach Brew, we text every Thursday and Friday so it’s going good.”

McLaurin looks ahead to watching his future team ahead of enrolling next June.

“I’m good. I’m not flipping or anything.”

Josiah McLaurin is rated a three-star prospect and an 87 overall by On3, sitting as the 38th-best player in North Carolina.

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