North Carolina OT, Local Underclassman Talk Visit to Maryland

Timber Creek (NJ) three-star defensive end Brahim Wynn was one prospect who visited Maryland just days after the staff extended an offer, but he wasn’t alone as Metrolina Christian (NC) offensive tackle Peyton Reeder made the trip in with his parents. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound tackle saw wide receiver coach Gunter Brewer trek through his school only for offensive line coach Brian Braswell to check in on Reeder, which materialized into his latest offer back on January 24.

Saturday’s visit marked his first to College Park and it didn’t disappoint. “Loved my time in Maryland! Facilities and people are unmatched. Stadium and atmosphere was so sick. Could definitely see myself there,” Reeder told IBG.

What made Maryland a comfortable destination on his first trip? “The coaching staff definitely. The facilities are top notch but the staff is what stood out to me. The coaching staff and how well we mixed.” Reeder also got a chance to talk more with Braswell. “[He’s] an honest guy who always knows exactly what he’s talking about.” Reeder had to cut his visit short and will head to Coastal Carolina, but an underclassman local stayed for the full day.

“The first time I went up there, there wasn’t much love or talking but this time it was crazy. Way better,” 2026 Rock Creek (MD) cornerback Jireh Edwards told IBG. “Coach [Elijah] Brooks, that’s my dog. We were talking a lot. He was communicating outside of football. He wanted to get to know me, how my personal life is.”

Edwards was able to stay for the game, giving him a chance to soak in his first college basketball game. “That was my first basketball game. Great game, Maryland basketball is legit. That was an outstanding game to watch.”

With offers already from Penn State, Georgia, Texas A&M, Arkansas and South Carolina among others, Edwards is high on the home team early in the cycle. “It’s an up and coming program and they’re building every year. I like how coach Brooks takes all the time out of the day and wants the best of his players. Coach Locks, I just like what they’ve got going on up there.”

He’ll look to make a return visit to Maryland while also checking out Penn State and Georgia in the spring, but Edwards knows his head coach Andre Kates is an advocate for Maryland, where Kates is expected to shadow the staff once again beginning this week. “He makes sure Maryland is always in my head. The relationships he has with them, he’s always pushing me to visit Maryland all the time. Every time.”

Neither Reeder nor Edwards are rated by On3 yet.