Names to Know in 2022 Class: DC & Virginia

Taking a look at the Maryland targets to know in both Washington D.C. and Virginia
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Washington D.C.

St. John’s CB Phil Rawlings

Maryland extended an offer to Rawlings heading into his sophomore season as the high-ceiling defensive back steps into a larger role now in the secondary. It’s the lone offer to-date for the 6-foot, 180-pound cornerback but he’s high on the hometown movement early on and the improving results out of St. John’s this cycle.

Gonzaga TE Nate Kurisky

Maryland was the first offer for the Virginia native as Kurisky is up to 15 offers now. He’s most familiar with Maryland and Virginia Tech as he took in games in Blacksburg as a kid while he was able to venture to College Park earlier this year for a chance to connect with tight ends coach Mike Miller and offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery. Name to know in the tight end room after the Terps have four committed in the 2021 cycle.

St. John’s CB Joshua Thompson

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound cornerback ascends into a starting role as a junior and he turns heads with the length he brings to the secondary. Maryland has not yet offered as Stanford became the latest to join the mix alongside Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Tennessee among others.

Virginia

Life Christian Academy OT Trevyon Green, OG Desaun Williams, ILB Reid Pulliam, ILB Gene Townsel, CB Akim Sledge

Maryland is after a handful of prospects out of the Virginia private school. Maryland offered their fourth 2022 prospect on Saturday when inside linebacker Reid Pulliam added the first Power Five offer. Green reclassified from 2021 to 2022 before summer and has reshaped his body to reemerge as a touted tackle prospect. Maryland has made headway early in his recruitment as West Virginia has played host to he and his teammates.

North Stafford RB Tevin White

Already among the highly-touted prospects in his class, White has his SEC suitors high on his list while the academics of Duke have stood out. Penn State is a strong contender in his recruitment after sophomore Devyn Ford is shining for the Nittany Lions to give them a strong connection.

Lloyd C. Bird RB Ramon Brown

Speed back out of Virginia, Brown remains a known commodity in a deep stable of local running back talent. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound running took in game visits at Notre Dame and Virginia a season ago and already holds offers from Michigan, South Carolina and Penn State among others. Getting Brown back on campus will be critical but what helps Maryland is the preexisting relationship between he and running backs coach Elijah Brooks as the former DeMatha head coach recruited Brown to the WCAC back in the day.

Nansemond-Suffolk Academy RB George Pettaway

Among the most coveted running backs, the explosive back already holds nearly twenty verbal offers as Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Penn State, Texas A&M and West Virginia remain in the mix early on.

Princess Anne WR Tychaun Chapman

The quick athlete already holds nearly two-dozen offers with Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Oklahoma and Oregon a handful of the schools in the mix early. Maryland jumped into the mix back in mid-April after outside linebacker coach Brawley Evans leveraged his strong Virginia ties to build out the local recruiting board. Stiff competition but Terps have connections to bring him in for a visit to build on their chances.

Benedictine WR Leon Haughton

The Virginia wideout is familiar with Maryland position coach Joker Phillips as the Terps were among the first to join the mix. In-state Virginia Tech is also among those early teams Haughton is most familiar with as Boston College, Nebraska, Penn State, and Virginia represent a handful of his early offers.

Liberty Christian Academy OT Zach Rice & Lord Botetourt OT Gunner Givens

Rice previously told All Terrapins that he and elite tackle Gunnar Givens discuss their offer list as each school joins the mix. Maryland did just that as Givens helped deliver the good news to Rice as both now hold offers, but the duo rank among the most prized at their position in the 2022 class. Both hold nearly an identical offer list as Alabama, Florida State, Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State are in the mix for both.

Graham OT Brody Meadows

The towering tackle added his offer following a game visit during his sophomore season as Meadows and his family got a chance to check out College Park closer. The Virginia tackle already holds offers from Arizona State, Purdue and Tennessee while in-state Virginia could be an early one to watch. Distance to College Park could help reel in a return visit once available but a longtime target as the Terps build out the trenches.

Madison County OT Jacob Sacra

Also a state-champion wrestler, Sacra was named All-District as an underclassman as Boston College, Liberty, Maryland and Virginia are among the early schools to join the chase. The 6-foot-5, 295-pound saw his sophomore season cut short after breaking his leg but the SEC suitors have come calling for the physical lineman.

Clover Hill DE Bryson Jennings

Outside linebackers coach Brawley Evans connected with Jennings back in mid-May to add his ninth verbal offer as Buffalo, Kentucky, Liberty and Michigan State have jumped into the mix since. Jennings already holds an offer from Virginia Tech and has ties to the in-state Hokies, but the Terps have connections to reel him in for a visit as Jennings’ athleticism will turn heads on the trail. The 6-foot-6, 240-pound pass-rusher holds a 36-inch vertical and claims a 4.53 40 time.

Highland Springs DE Rashaud Pernell

Penn State and Virginia Tech have prioritized the edge-rusher early on as the Terps were among the first offers to the 6-foot-3, 250-pound prospect. Boston College, Minnesota, Pittsburgh and Virginia are among the others to join the mix as Pernell awaits September 1.

Unity Reed ILB Shawn Murphy

The freakish athlete has been a national name since he arrived in high school as the elite linebacker already holds over 40 verbal offers. Murphy has been to College Park but the Terps are a fringe contender in the early stages.

Princess Anne CB Zaakir Brown

It seems like yesterday that the Terps added quick receiver Darryl Jones out of Princess Anne as Maryland will hope for continued success in the 2022 cycle. The 5-foot-10 athlete shows his explosiveness out of the backfield on offense but his speed and athleticism translate well into the secondary. Boston College became the latest school to offer as the Terps joined in the mix in late May.