Tahj Capehart flips to Maryland

Bishop Sullivan Catholic (VA) three-star wide receiver Tahj Capehart flipped his commitment from Virginia Tech to Maryland on Wednesday, he announced on his Twitter account.

 

The world will have to wait more than seven months to see on-field results, but Maryland has unquestionably been winning this offseason.

Ten days ago, the outlook on how Maryland would finish its recruiting class of 2017 was bleak. Now, it’s anything but.

Since then, Maryland has landed a commitment from Anthony McFarland — the No. 2 player in Maryland — and seems to be gaining momentum in the recruitment of Tariq Castro-Fields, who announces this afternoon.

That’s a win.

On June 11, Capehart released his top ten schools. The list included Alabama, Maryland, Penn State and Virginia Tech, among others. On Aug. 6, he committed to Virginia Tech.

Maryland coaches never gave up. They were able to get Capehart on campus at the last minute on Jan. 27, the last weekend before National Signing Day.

The Terps are currently thin at the receiver position but have thoroughly addressed that issue with this class. Capehart is the sixth commit at this position in the class of 2017, joining Sean Nelson, Jayden Comma, Jalen Browder, Carlos Carriere and MJ Jarrell.

Capehart’s commitment solidifies Maryland’s spot as the No. 17 class in the nation and inches them closer to jumping into the No. 16 slot. Barring any late moves, Maryland looks poised to bring in a top 25 class at the worst and potentially a top 20 class if certain pieces fall into place.

Jared Goldstein

Jared Goldstein

Recruiting Writer at The Left Bench
Jared is a Recruiting Writer and a member of the Audio Team for The Left Bench. He studies broadcast journalism at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism and is set to graduate in the spring of 2019. Jared has basically been a Terp his whole life, as both his parents, a couple uncles, an aunt, and a cousin all went to Maryland as well.
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Jared is a Recruiting Writer and a member of the Audio Team for The Left Bench. He studies broadcast journalism at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism and is set to graduate in the spring of 2019. Jared has basically been a Terp his whole life, as both his parents, a couple uncles, an aunt, and a cousin all went to Maryland as well.

  • Michael Guterl

    anymore surprises?