Maryland football makes top group for several 2024 targets

In the same week that Maryland landed its fifth commitment and first in-state pledge in the 2024 class, the Terps also made the cut for four targets.

Gilman (MD) three-star athlete Dejuan Lane announced a top five with Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame and Penn State still in the mix. Maryland was in this week to check on the 6-foot-2, 200-pound target as the staff has been on top of him even well before his offer last October. Lane’s stellar success in track, evidenced by his 10.98 in the 100 meter as a sophomore, coupled with his size has led to him recruited as both a linebacker and safety by schools.

Erasmus Hall (NY) four-star defensive end Caden Brown, the son of former Syracuse linebacker Alban Brown, also placed Maryland in his top four on Saturday alongside Penn State, Michigan State and Rutgers. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound edge rusher is already set to officially visit Rutgers the second weekend of June. One cycle after dipping into New York to land Canarsie duo Tayvon Nelson and Dillon Fontus, cornerbacks coach Henry Baker is once again leading the charge with the four-star product.

Maryland landed DJ Samuels out of Bergen Catholic (NJ) last cycle and with new safeties coach Zac Spavital picking up efforts, the staff saw themselves make the top ten for four-star safety Kaj Sanders. Another track star, Sanders made his way down to campus last month for spring practice as he’s building a relationship with the staff. “[Spavital] reaches out pretty often during the week. He’s said mainly because he doesn’t want to bother me, but still wants to make sure he’s checking up on me,” Sanders added. “I talk to [Baker] every day. That’s my guy.”

While Maryland is looking to bolster its interior line for the upcoming season, they’re also looking ahead to rebuild through the high schools ranks with Huntington (WV) three-star lineman Robby Martin in the mix. Georgia Tech, West Virginia, Miami, NC State, Maryland, Tennessee, Penn State and Illinois remain in the mix for the 6-foot-3, 285-pound lineman as the Terps are fresh off hosting Martin for their spring game last weekend. Martin also visited West Virginia last month, a program that’s done well landing prospects from Huntington over the years.

Three-star wide receiver Jahmari Powell-Wonson became the latest prospect to commit to Maryland, joining three-star linebacker Justin Okoronkwo, three-star cornerback Lakhi Rolan, three-star edge rusher Anthony Reddick and three-star slot receiver Terek McCant.

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