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Terps add two commits, third soon

The Maryland Terrapins have added two new verbal commitments out of their summer camp and a third one could be coming soon.
"I committed today," said linebacker Dave Philistin from Manchester (N.H.) Manchester Central. "I camped at Maryland during my sophomore season and went back down this week and loved it. I had offers from Boston College, UConn, West Virginia and Central Florida, but Maryland was the best fit for me."
Philistin, who was an all-state selection as a junior, rushed for 1,800 yards and 26 touchdowns last year on offense and had 121 solo tackles, 12 sacks and three interceptions on defense.
"I'll play outside linebacker," he said. "I really liked the coaches down there and what they had to say. I was going to do some more camps, but there's no need now."
Philistin is joined by defensive end/tight end Tom Galt from Wheaton (Md.) Good Counsel, a 6-foot-5, 235-pounder.
"I think I did pretty well at camp and they offered," said Galt. "It's a great fit for me there. I'll play either defensive end, tight end or linebacker and I'll also long snap."
Galt's decision was made easier since his father, Dwight, is the strength coach at Maryland.
"It helps being around the program so much," he said. "I've had a chance to meet so many of the players and I've known the coaches. I'm excited about it."
Galt's twin brother, Deege, was also offered out of the camp but hasn't decided yet.
"I think he'll come around," said Tom. "He wants to make sure it's the right fit so I think he'll go to the Boston College camp this week and then decide when he comes back. I'm working on him, I think he'll be a Terp."
Galt chose Maryland over offers from Townson, James Madison and Army.
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