Three-star defensive tackle Darius Kilgo wrapped up a decision earlier today. The 6-foot-5, 311-pounder gave his pledge amongst a number of offers. Where is he headed?
"I committed earlier today to Maryland," he said. "I talked to Coach Friedgen and we just got to know each other and he was telling me about what they can do for me as a player and academically, and how I can come out of school and get a job and do a bunch of internships. That was definitely a plus because I'm big on academics."
Overall a number of factors played into the No. 30 prospect in North Carolina's decision.
"Maryland's been recruiting me since day one," he said. "That is one thing that really attracted me. Schools come and go, but Maryland was there throughout.
"I also like the defensive line coach, Coach Sollazzo. He's a very energetic guy. We talk every week and we're building a relationship. I think he's a great coach and very energetic, that's what I like about him.
"Coach Friedgen is a great guy too. He seems like a great coach that cares about academics. He also mentioned his future and said they are young and feels I could help them through that process."
As for playing time, Kilgo will get a shot to compete immediately.
"Coach Sollazzo and I have talked about it a couple times," he said. "He said in one of their past games that they rotated ten defensive linemen. I could come in and get in the rotation, but I would have to work hard. I do like that I have a chance to play early."
The Carolina tackle is happy with his choice.
"I just feel like I made the right pick," he said. "I was heavy on some colleges, but realized some were heavy on me and Maryland showed they had an interest."
Kilgo plans to take his official to Maryland on December 18th.