Last Wednesday, Durham (N.C.) Hillside running back Gary Douglas took a visit to one ACC school. Following the visit, the 6-foot-0, 177-pounder committed to the school over offers from North Carolina State, California, Tulsa, Marshall and East Carolina.
"I committed to Maryland on Friday," he said. "I talked to coach Friedgen and coach Ray. They were just saying they were really excited since I was the first running back to commit."
Obviously the visit to College Park last week was big for the three-star prospect. What impressed him about his visit to Maryland?
"I went up there on Wednesday and really liked the visit," he said. "I liked the campus, facilities, coaches and players. It was just a real good fit for me and I decided to go ahead and do it. It was everything about the school. I enjoyed myself."
The coaches played an important part in his decision.
"I like coach Ray Rychleski," he said. "I thought he was really recruiting me hard and very truthful. He wasn't lying about stuff."
Douglas confirmed that he is done with the recruiting process.
"I feel like I've made a good decision and I'm done."
With a decision behind him, the No. 50 running back in the country is looking forward to hitting the field when he gets to Maryland.
"The coaches said there's a good chance I'll be able to play as a true freshman," he said. "I don't think I'll have to redshirt, instead I'll be second or third string and maybe get a bit of playing time."