After a month of contemplating, Forestville (Md.) Bishop McNamara cornerback Cameron Chism came to a decision this week. The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder decided to stay at home.
"I actually committed to Maryland two days ago on Monday night," he said. "That's when I talked to coach Friedgen and Cosh. They were really excited and said I made their day. They told me they'll take care of me."
What made the three-star prospect select Maryland?
"I felt comfortable there," he said. "I went up to see a few practices about a month ago and since then all I've been thinking was Maryland, Maryland, Maryland. I like the way the coaches coach there and I already know a few of the players including Drew Gloster, Jeff Allen and Anthony Wiseman.
"In addition, I've already learned some of their coverages and I just feel like I could play for the coaching staff. For me, there was no reason to wait anymore."
Chism will get a chance to compete for playing time as soon as he arrives at Maryland next year.
"They just said the position is open for me and I've got to fight for my spot. It's all on me."
Chism picked the Terrapins over seven other offers from schools including Boston College, Connecticut, Illinois, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh and Syracuse.