Maryland added help on their offensive line today with Irmo (S.C.) Dutch Fork offensive tackle Stephen St.John. The 6-foot-6, 285-pounder committed to the Terrapins over offers from Wake Forest and Marshall.
"I've decided to commit to Maryland," he said. "I really like the coaching staff there, they had the major I want and I felt comfortable in that environment. The environment stood out because I like how the coaches are really concerned about football and getting their players to graduate, that was big for me. They also try to help out as much as possible in getting the players everything they need beyond college."
The two-star prospect went on to discuss the coaches.
"All of the coaches I feel very comfortable around including my recruiter Al Seamonson," he said. "I felt like they had my best interests at heart and I got along with all of them. I really like coach Friedgen too. He works very hard to get his kids to graduate."
The future criminology major was being recruited as an offensive tackle.
"The coaches have told me that there are possibilities to play in the near future, but I have to show them what I can do when I arrive," he said. "In the next year, I want to work on my speed, strength and endurance to get ready."