Maryland commit returns to campus, updates commitment status

DeMatha (MD) three-star offensive tackle Terez Davis has been busy on the road this month, first with a pair of unofficial visits to Maryland in consecutive days during the first weekend of June. That led to his eventual commitment to the Terps back on June 9, but he followed through with original plans to officially visit Syracuse the weekend of June 16 to give the Orange and head coach Dino Babers one last chance in his recruitment.

But Davis’ return to College Park for his official visit this past weekend erased any, if at all, doubt as to where he wanted to play his college ball.

“I know I’m solidified. I felt like I went on Syracuse to get one last look to see what’s really best for me but Maryland, I feel like they have everything I need plus more,” Davis told IBG. “It was just a great deal. I feel like coach [Mike] Locksley definitely solidified it too.”

Davis made the trip to campus with his mom and brother where the plan and passion that Ryan Davis has shown in the weight room left a clear impression. “Just overall had a great time. I feel like the strength and conditioning coach and the nutritionist was a crazy highlight. Also the dorms, where we live. Me, because I’m trying to play at the next level I’m interested in strength and conditioning and how I’m going to take care of my body, be able to play and Maryland, overall out of all the schools I’ve been to, has the best strength and conditioning equipment, facility I’ve seen.”

Davis will get a chance to retool his 6-foot-7 frame inside Jones-Hill House when he enrolls next summer, but for now, the rising senior is still hovering 285 pounds as the staff looks for him to maintain the same focus to his craft heading into the fall. “They just said keep working. Stay at the weight I’m at now, I don’t need to worry about gaining weight. They said just keep getting offensive snaps on the offensive line, keep working at that and stay in the weight room and I’ll be good.”

While Davis will also work with Mike Dillon, owner of Functional Athletic Training, through the rest of the offseason, Davis also enjoyed the chance to sit down with the coaching staff to get a deeper dive into his film and eventual transition.

“They cut up some film so we could watch. It was good. They showed us techniques of what they do. They didn’t show us everything of course, but we went into it for a while which was good.”

Davis is not yet rated by On3, but is a three-star prospect and an 86 overall by 247.

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