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Jersey ATH commits to Maryland

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The Virginia Cavaliers aren't the only team doing business in the state of New Jersey. The Maryland Terrapins received their third commitment from the Garden State today.
"I committed to Maryland and I'm not taking any other visits," said 6-foot-2, 175-pound safety/wide receiver Danny Oquendo of Hackensack, N.J. "The original plan was to commit and still take visits, but I'm pretty set on my choice."
The Terps beat out Rutgers, Boston College, Virginia Tech and Pitt for Oquendo's services.
"It came down to a comfort level and I really liked it down there when I visited," he said. "The coaches are all cool and joke around with you and the program itself offers me a great opportunity. The education will be excellent as well."
Oquendo will make his official visit to Maryland on Dec. 10. He was scheduled to make a trip to Rutgers on Dec. 17, but that's off now.
"Rutgers lost a couple of games, Pitt hasn't looked good and some other teams started to come in late and try to recruit me," he said. "It started to get to be too much and I knew what I liked about the five schools I narrowed it down to. Maryland was just the best choice."
Oquendo will be a wide receiver at Maryland, but he can also play safety or even cornerback.
"Wherever I can play," he said. "I just want to get on the field."
He joins linebacker Jeffrey Clement and wideout Isaiah Williams as Jersey players headed to Maryland.
"It will be fun going against all the other guys in state headed to the ACC as well," he said. "It seems everyone is leaving the state."
Oquendo has 22 catches for 350 yards and three touchdowns on offense and 35 tackles, three interceptions and three sacks on defense. He is ranked as the No. 31 safety in the country and No. 14 in the state of New Jersey.
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