The Maryland Terps have found a hidden gem in the Washington D.C. area. Safety Antwaine Carter from Waldorf (Md.) Westlake committed to the Terps today when he received an offered from the coaching staff.
"One of the Maryland coaches contacted my dad and wanted to meet up with me," said the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Carter. "He offered me right then and I committed. I'll be playing free safety for them."
Carter was ecstatic when he was able to commit to Maryland because he is a big fan of the Terps.
"I like everything about their program," he said. "They have the major I want to do, which is communications. I love the coaching staff there. The defensive backs coach and the head coach are great. Coach Locksley was my recruiting coach. They told me I have an opportunity and it is up to me."
Carter has another connection to Maryland other than growing up nearby.
"I know Taivon Jacobs and Levern Jacobs," Carter said. "I grew up with them. They told me about the program. I like the graduation rate, the academics and the athletic program."
While Carter grew up less than an hour away from College Park, he has not seen the campus very much.
"I took a quick tour of campus today," he said. "We're still working on figuring out when I'll take my official visit."
Carter had offers from Towson, Sheppard, Delaware State and Charleston.