4-star Quarterback Signs with Maryland

February 06, 2019 - 5:10 pm

After coming off a bumpy year and having a short period of time to recruit, the Terps were able to make a mark on National Signing Day.    


Mike Locksley officially became Maryland’s new head coach on December 4, 2018.  Locksley was previously with Alabama as an offensive analyst and then promoted to offensive coordinator.  Locksley had his hands full while he was finishing up his final game with Alabama. The additions to his coaching staff was not filled until January 17. 


One of the biggest names that signed with Maryland was Lance LeGendre, quarterback at Warren Easton High School in New Orleans, Louisiana.  LeGendre is a four-star recruit, a top ranked quarterback in Louisiana, and ranked eighth in the country.  LeGendre chose to be a part of the Terps over Florida State, Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma State, and Tennessee.  


Mike Locksley commented about LeGendre signing with Maryland, “he was a guy we had recruited and started recruiting at Alabama.  His name was on our board for quite some time - very familiar with him. Our recruiting process for him, here at Maryland, started about two weeks ago.  I actually found out that he was still available with the ties we had down in Louisiana with the time I had with Alabama. We had some specific connections with Lance.”


Seven of the 17 recruits that signed with the Terps are from the DMV.  Not only is Locksley a Washington D.C. but a few members of his staff are from around the area, as well.  Cory Robinson, a Baltimore native, will serve as the defensive passing game coordinator/defensive backs coach.  His first time at Maryland he served as the Terps director of player personnel in 2015.   Running backs coach, Elijah Brooks, has been the head coach of DeMatha Catholic High School for the past eight seasons before becoming a part of Locksley’s staff.


Locksley said, “that the DMV in particular has become a ‘hot bid’ in a very fruitful area for recruiting, especially for football.”


Locksley also commented that they are not done with recruiting and are hoping to fill more slots soon.