Maryland picked up an early pledge on Saturday from a talented 5-foot-10, 180-pound prospect. The Virginia talent made his choice to return home after visiting College Park two weeks ago.
"I committed yesterday to Maryland," Winchester (Va.) John Handley athlete Jeremiah Wilson said. "Maryland was my only offer to this point. Virginia Tech was interested along with Virginia and Duke."
What made Wilson leap at the Terrapins?
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"I'm from Maryland," he said. "Ever since I was a little kid I dreamed of going there. I moved down from there when I was eight.
"When I visited, I knew it was the right choice to make, so I made it. I just liked the whole campus and everything there."
The coaches were a factor as well.
"The coaches at Maryland seem really nice and well organized," he said. "They make you feel at home right from the get go.
"They seem like they know what they are doing and were very interested in me. They knew what they wanted out of me. I liked that."
Wilson is a talent who posted 1,500-yards rushing, 20 touchdowns and four interceptions as a junior on his way to player of the year honors in the area on offense and first team all-area defense.
"Maryland is mostly looking at me as a cornerback," he said. "I think my best abilities are my skills to get under the ball and cover the ball."
Wilson is a three-sport talent that also plays basketball and runs track.