Maryland verbal Ryan Howerton invited to Under Armour All-America game

Maryland has several offensive linemen committed in the 2024 class, but one was honored on Wednesday afternoon as Pallotti (MD) three-star tackle Ryan Howerton has been invited to the Under Armour All-American game in January.

Howerton announced his commitment to Maryland over West Virginia and Pitt among others back on July 15 as offensive line coach Brian Braswell replenishes the room ahead of multiple departures this offseason.

“It’s close to home. The way my life is, I just feel like I’ve got to stay,” Howerton told IBG following his decision. “They’ve been showing me love for the most, I think it was my first offer. It’s always been home, always been welcoming so it always felt like a match. Coach [Mike] Locksley pushing his mission of pushing black people forward, being there for the community. I want to be part of it.”

While he could project as a guard at the next level, Pallotti sits at 1-6 heading into this weekend’s road game at Mount St. Joseph as Howerton has lined up as the Panthers’ starting right tackle.

“Mountain, he’s a hell of a kid. Someone who you just want to be on your team,” Pallotti coach Drew Ashley told IBG. “He’s the biggest, most athletic kid I’ve seen. His leadership, his work ethic is second-to-none. He’s just a freak of nature. I’ve known guys who work hard, but they just can’t do the things Mountain can do. It’s a God-given talent, works hard, great work ethic.”

Howerton is part of a massive haul in the trenches for Maryland this cycle with nine linemen currently committed, all offering positional versatility, as head coach Mike Locksley and the staff rebuild the unit headlined by Howerton and DeMatha lineman Terez Davis. The local duo join Michael McMonigle, Anthony Robsock, Samir Camacho, Michael Hershey, Donovan Thompson, Davon Watkins and Trevor Szymanski.

Maryland also saw tight end Rico Walker, a former four-star out of Hickory (NC), suit up in the Under Armour game back in January prior to enrolling at Maryland.

Howerton is rated a three-star prospect and an 87 overall by On3.

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