Maryland makes top group for five-star OT Jordan Seaton

Maryland football will look to turn heads across the country when they take on Michigan on Saturday, but head coach Mike Locksley and his staff have long had the attention of one of the nation’s top prospects as they made the next cut for five-star Jordan Seaton on Friday night.

Seaton, a 6-foot-5, 295-pound tackle out of IMG Academy (FL), released a top seven with Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Ohio State, Oregon and Tennessee still in the mix.

Seaton has been active with visits through the fall, taking in Florida’s win vs. Vanderbilt back on Oct. 6 for an official visit, Colorado for their loss against Oregon State and is at Tennessee this weekend to watch the Vols take on Georgia. While Jordan hasn’t yet made his way to Maryland this season, his younger brother, 2025 Blake running back Jeremiah Seaton, has visited for three games and picked up offers from the Terps and Vols after leading the Bengals this fall.

Seaton’s interest in Maryland began long before his senior year as the five-star prospect began his high school career at St. John’s (DC) with the Terps his first offer. Head coach Mike Locksley has played a big hand in the Terps’ pursuit as the five-star prospect looks to return to College Park for an official visit next month.

Maryland is already up to seven offensive line commitments in the 2024 class with the bulk of them returning to campus on Saturday, but the Terps’ longtime pursuit of one of the nation’s top prospects remains alive with the early signing period nearly one month away.

Jordan Seaton is rated a five-star prospect and a 98 overall by On3, sitting as the seventh-best prospect in the country and the nation’s top offensive tackle prospect.

On3 Scouting Report

“Polished offensive tackle who is one of the more battle-tested prospects at the position in the 2024 cycle. Measured at over 6-foot-5, 295 pounds prior to his senior season. Has a big frame and plus length for the position with arm length over 34 inches and a verified 10.75-inch hand. Dropped considerable weight as a junior after previously weighing over 330 pounds. Technically sound and well-rounded from a skill perspective. Looks ahead of the curve in pass protection. Flashes good reactive quickness. Understands pass rush plans and works to neutralize rushers. Uses his redirect skills to mirror and quick, strong hands to neutralize at the point of attack. Drops his weight and anchors on contact. Also show some physicality and nastiness as a run blocker. Looks to move much better as a junior with the weight loss. Lined up at left tackle for St. John’s College and faced top competition on a weekly basis. Transferred to IMG Academy for his senior season. Does not have positive athletic markers other than film. Can also continue to improve his ankle flexion. Overall polish and experience against top competition makes him one of the more ready to play offensive linemen in the cycle.”

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