Maryland is quickly acquiring some of the top talent in the region in the 2008 recruiting class. The Terrapins picked up a pledge from Baltimore (Md.) Milford Mill defensive tackle Teddy Dargan. The 6-foot-3, 286-pounder is a Rivals250 to watch prospect next season.
"He may have committed about a month or so ago," Milford Mill head coach Reggie White said. "I know Teddy just felt at home there. He came into my office and said, coach I'm ready. We called them and let them know he was joining the family.
"I know he really loves Ralph Friedgen. He respects him a bunch along with defensive line coach Sollazzo. They already have developed a good relationship from camps the last couple years."
What stands out about Dargan as a player?
"He's actually got a very high football IQ," he said. "He's going to get stronger and once he learns the system and gets comfortable, he's hard to stop. I figure after a redshirt year, he'll come into his own. I think Maryland is only going to propel the program higher by keeping these players in-state.
"Off the field, he's a quiet guy that loves football. He knows the game and is a good student. He likes to have fun, but is very mature for his age. He lives with his mom, helps pay the bills and is the only one in the house with a license. He had to grow up quick."
Dargan registered 87 tackles and eight sacks last season for Milford Mill.