The Maryland Terrapins went into SEC country to pull out its latest commitment. Dalton (Ga.) Northwest Whitfield defensive end Nermin Delic visited Maryland on Saturday and came away impressed enough to commit on the spot.
"I just loved everything about it," said the 6-foot-5, 220-pounder who plays defensive end and tight end in high school. "I felt comfortable with the coaches, especially coach Bankins, and the facilities really impressed me. This was my first visit to Maryland and this won't be my last, I really liked everything about it and I'm a Terp."
Delic had 70 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, six sacks, and deflected four passes his junior year. He caught four passes for 100 yards and a touchdown at tight end.
"I don't have a preference as far as position," he said. "I've played more at defensive end but I will be playing more tight end this season. I picked Maryland for all the other reasons aside from football, life after football and the people I met."
Delic was also being recruited heavily by Clemson, NC State, Georgia and others. He's excited about playing in the ACC.
"It's a great league and there isn't really one team you can point to that is dominant," he said. "Everyone has a chance to win their division and the conference and Maryland is looking to get back on track and I want to be a part of that."
Last year the Terps signed two players from Georgia in running back D.J. Adams and offensive lineman Nick Klemm. They found out about Delic through his coach.
"My coach sent out my tape and coach Bankins said he watched it about four times and started to ask around about me," he said. "They offered and I was interested right away. Now that I've visited, I am done with recruiting."
Delic also had offers from East Carolina, FIU, Marshall and others. He is ranked as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com as a weakside defensive end.