Maryland stayed in-state for some help at linebacker today with a commitment from Fort Washington (Md.) Friendly prospect Eteyen Edet. The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder selected the Terrapins over offers from Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina and Pittsburgh.
"I committed to Maryland today," he said. "I talked to all the coaches and they welcomed me and said they believe in me. They told me they believe in all the things I've been doing and want to give me a chance."
What sold Edet on his official to Maryland this weekend to select the Terps?
"When I went up there, the honesty I got from the coaches," he said. "They were upfront with me. It really came about with my meeting with Coach Friedgen yesterday. I talked to him for 20 or 25 minutes about a lot of things. Things in my life, how some schools dropped me because of academics, but what caught my attention was how he told me he believes in me and wanted to take a chance.
"Besides that, I really liked the visit. I got to talk with my host Josh Portis. He's going to be the future there. Overall it is just a great place to be."
The coaches went on to discuss how they see Edet stepping in.
"They see me coming in right away to play, no redshirting as long as I prove I can play. They want me at the mike linebacker spot."
The two-star prospect gave some final comments about his decision.
"I'm just glad this thing is over and I know where I'm going. I'm very close to qualifying and should have that really soon."