The Maryland Terrapins have landed the top player in New England.
Norwich (Conn.) Norwich Free Academy athlete J.J. Justice committed to Maryland on Tuesday night.
"He has been in constant contact with Maryland, has visited there and just felt that things weren't going to change even if he took official visits," said head coach Steve Robichaud of his 6-foot-1, 215-pound standout. "He's done his homework, visited some schools and feels that Maryland is a great fit academically and athletically."
Justice has led his team to a 2-0 record and a Top 10 in-state ranking so far. He has seven touchdowns on offense, all on the ground, and has 15 tackles and two sacks on defense. He plays quarterback and safety in high school, but will be a strong or free safety in college.
"Maryland is losing a lot of defensive backs so he'll play early," said Robichaud. "He also wants to major in Criminology and Maryland has an excellent program. It was just a great fit overall."
Justice chose Maryland over offers from Boston College, Penn State, UConn and others.