Ohio Linebacker Bam Booker Commits to Maryland

AhmedGhafir

Winston Woods (OH) linebacker Bam Booker committed to Maryland tonight, giving the Terps their 18th commitment in the 2021 class. The linebacker committed to Maryland over offers from Cal, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Minnesota, Pitt and Purdue among others.

Bam, the younger brother of Maryland redshirt freshman defensive lineman Anthony Booker, opted to announced the decision on his older brother’s birthday to give the Terps momentum on the trail. With his commitment in the fold, the younger Booker joins the class as the second linebacker alongside Hutchinson (KS) inside linebacker Gereme Spraggins.

Booker released a top twelve in early April of Boston College, Iowa State, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Toledo, Purdue, Minnesota, Maryland, Rutgers, Louisville, Pittsburgh and Temple as the Terps' preexisting relationship kept them in play. The news serves as a bit for a boost for a unit who missed out on a pair of local targets last month as the younger Booker gives the incoming duo more athleticism on the outside.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound outside linebacker is disruptive at the line of scrimmage and his boost in run support makes him a perfect fit for the Terps in their 3-4 scheme. Booker, a Sports Illustrated All-American Candidate, earned high praise from our national evaluators.

Booker’s blend of size, quickness and pass-rush knack makes him an intriguing edge prospect. Projects best as 3-4 outside linebacker, but should develop size to play defensive end in four-down scheme. Surefire contributor at the Power-5 level, with quality starter upside.

As a junior, Booker posted 50 tackles with 6.5 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss.

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logan_delizio
logan_delizio

Man I remember asking you about this kid and you said Locks was focused on locals first and then would move out if he missed prospects. This is a GREAT add in my opinion. The way Tank worked to get bigger and better sure makes me think he will do the same. Seems like a great family. And he had offers from everywhere. Wonder why his ranking dropped from a 4 star to 3?

RockvilleTerp
RockvilleTerp

If he works like his brother I’m sure he’ll do just fine here. Welcome aboard!!!

AhmedGhafir
AhmedGhafir

Editor

This was a surprise, but good add. Pairs nicely as an outside guy compared to Gereme Spraggins inside. Hisatake is set to commit on Sunday, so since he has yet to visit MD, it won't be here. Good add and that should wrap up the LB class as it currently stands

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justthetruth
justthetruth

upgrade from Hisatake


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