Archbishop Spalding (MD) outside linebacker Kellan Wyatt has committed to Maryland.
The in-state product becomes the second commitment for Maryland in the 2022 class, joining Woodrow Wilson (NJ) wide receiver Amari Clark. The 6-foot-2 outside linebacker added an offer from Maryland heading into his sophomore season and was looking to making a visit to campus before making a potential early decision, but the impromptu dead period halted those plans. Despite the inability to visit since mid-March, Wyatt had made trips with his teammates for practices and games last year to acclimate himself to the new direction of the program.
The lack of visits just gave the Maryland staff a chance to build on the foundation of their relationship virtually as coaches and prospects adapt, but the comfort with head coach Mike Locksley, defensive line coach Brian Williams and outside linebackers coach Brawley Evans maintained the interest and remained a top contender throughout. Wyatt becomes the second commitment out of Archbishop Spalding in as many classes as defensive back Jayon Venerable was the first to opt into the 2021 class last summer. The familiarity with the Terps made it possible as Wyatt felt comfortable with the in-state school.
“I’m really familiar with Maryland. My coach would take me, Jayon and Zakee before he committed up to Maryland just to say what’s up to (head) coach [Mike] Locksley, (defensive line) coach [Brian] Williams. Connections, we’re still building that relationship to get to know each other more as a coach and a player.”
Wyatt, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound outside linebacker, becomes the first defensive prospect in the class as well. He also serves as the first in-state commit for Maryland in what could be another strong haul locally in the 2022 cycle.