VIP: More buzz in the trenches for Maryland football recruiting

Maryland football is sitting at five commitments along the offensive line after official visit and camp season gave head coach Mike Locksley and the staff a chance to scout new targets and reel in their targets far and wide, but they’re far from done.

Maryland is among the finalists for Pallotti (MD) three-star offensive tackle Ryan Howerton, who is set to announce his commitment at 4 PM on Saturday, and are in position to land another in-state target. It may take a bit longer, but Maryland is now the team to beat for Cy Falls (TX) offensive tackle Samir Camacho.

Camacho, a 6-foot-4, 295-pound tackle, became a target in early May after safeties coach Zac Spavital dipped into familiar territory to give the staff another viable offensive line target. The tackle target gave Maryland the first chance in his recruitment, hosting him for an official visit the weekend of June 9 after convincing Camacho to replace Cal with Maryland. Duke has held the buzz in his recruitment after hosting him the weekend of June 16 with UTSA the third and final school to receive an official visit, but the Terps are moving closer to another piece in the trenches.

Camacho is on track to announce his commitment on his birthday, August 27, as Maryland has emerged has the latest team to beat. With that, I’ve upgraded Camacho to ‘HOT’ on the big board to give the Terps a chance to enter the fall with seven commitments along the offensive line. Spavital’s consistency helped push the Terps ahead while Camacho’s family near the DMV adds a sense of comfort to the Terps’ chances.

Houston, Arizona State, Purdue and Memphis were also in pursuit of Camacho while TCU extended an offer following camp.

With five seniors currently on the roster and DJ Glaze entering the season with NFL buzz, the Terps have made the trenches a priority this cycle as offensive line coach Brian Braswell restocks the future of the room.

Camacho is not yet rated by On3, but sits as an 86 overall by 247Sports.

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