They say good things come in threes.
For the third time this year, Maryland pulled off a monstrous recruiting weekend. In April, it was Cam Spence, Kasim Hill and Ayinde Eley. In July, it was Jonathan Doerer, Johnny Jordan, Javon Leake and Tayon Fleet-Davis.
Sunday night, Maryland landed Brandon and Breyon Gaddy, twin defensive tackles from Virginia. A few hours later, a third player from Virginia made the crowd of two a party of three.
Southampton (VA) 3-star offensive tackle Tyran Hunt has verbally committed to the University of Maryland, he announced on his Twitter account.
The 6-foot-7, 280-pound lineman is ranked the No. 32 player in Virginia by the 247SportsComposite. The site also lists him as the No. 53 strong-side defensive end, but he was recruited by Maryland as an offensive tackle.
Hunt chose Maryland over finalists Syracuse and Virginia. Following his official visit to Maryland on Dec. 2, Hunt cancelled his scheduled official visit to Duke for the following weekend.
When DJ Durkin was hired as Maryland’s head coach, he made it a point that he and his staff would rigorously recruit the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area to ensure that the top talent stayed home. Those plans are coming to fruition as 16 of Maryland’s 25 verbal commits are from the DMV — and that doesn’t include long snapper Brock Sassler, who will be a preferred walk-on from Baltimore.
The temperature outside may dropping, but the Terps are setting the recruiting trail ablaze right now. And they show no signs of letting up.