Maryland picked up their 13th commitment from the Class of 2011 on Thursday when one of Pennsylvania's top offensive linemen made his college decision.
Andrew Zeller, a 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive tackle from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, chose Maryland on Thursday, turning down offers from Duke, Oregon and Rutgers, as well as heavy interest from a couple of SEC schools.
Maryland had been recruiting Zeller for a long time prior to Thursday, and that attention -- as well as the relationships built by the Terps' coaching staff -- helped make the lineman's decision easier than it otherwise might have been.
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Zeller said he made up his mind earlier this week but waited until today to let the coaches know of the news.
"I made the commitment today while I was visiting," Zeller said. "I was on campus from about two o'clock until about five. I just got back home.
"Coach (Ralph) Friedgen was on vacation so I called him when I was with coach (Kevin) Lempa. I called coach Friedgen and coach (James) Franklin and told them.
"I believe the coaches are fantastic and they field a competitive team. I feel like it's the perfect place for me to develop into a student-athlete."
Zeller said he believes his verbal commitment to Maryland is solid and he doesn't believe he will take a hard look at the other schools that have been recruiting him to date.
The Red Lion prospect has run the 40-yard dash in 5.1 seconds and is ranked the No. 22 prospect in the state of Maryland by Rivals.com.