March 9, 2016
He’s the first from the local powerhouse to commit in this recruiting cycle.
Maryland football signed four players from DeMatha Catholic High School in the class of 2016, and now they have their first verbal commitment from the local powerhouse in the 2017 class.
Four-star offensive tackle Marcus Minor announced his commitment to play at Maryland on Comcast SportsNet Sunday night. Maryland beat out a couple local schools and some national powers to land him. He previously listed the Terps in his top seven, along with Auburn, Florida, Miami, Michigan State, Virginia Tech and Rutgers.
Minor got a little emotional before making his big decision and paused while bringing out a Maryland hat.
I fumbled with my words out there I was ready to cry DO NOT JUDGE ME emotions got to me
— Marcus Minor (@AyeeMarcus_) August 28, 2016
Minor is the No. 5 player in Maryland and the No. 28 tackle in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite. Four-star McDonogh tackle Jordan McNair and three-star Gonzaga center Johnny Jordan are the other offensive linemen the team has committed so far in the class of 2017.
Two of Minor’s DeMatha teammates, five-star defensive end Chase Young and four-star running back Anthony McFarland, are some of Maryland’s top targets left in the class. Young committed to Ohio State in July, but the Terps have undoubtedly not given up on flipping him.
His commitment isn’t set in stone until he puts pen to paper on National Signing Day in February, but should Minor end up at Maryland, he’ll reunite with former DeMatha teammate Terrance Davis, who could see playing time at guard for the Terps as a true freshman in 2016.