Three-star Md. defensive end-linebacker Durell Nchami commits to Terps

3-star defensive end-linebacker recruit Durell Nchami is the newest first member of the Terps' Class of 2018.

The Maryland football team has its first commit in the Class of 2018, and not for the first time, either.

Three-star defensive end-linebacker prospect Durell Nchami announced his pledge Monday night in a message on Twitter with the "DMV2UMD" hashtag, the rallying cry for coach DJ Durkin's push to keep the state's top talent.

The Terps offered the 6-foot-3, 205-pound Paint Branch standout first, in January, before Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Virginia, among others, followed suit. According to the 247Sports.com Composite rankings, he is the No. 54 weak-side defensive end recruit nationally and the No. 20 overall prospect in Maryland.

Nchami is technically the second player to commit to the Terps in this cycle. Eriq Gilyard, a three-star linebacker at Trinity Christian Academy (Fla.), jumped on board in November but later decommitted in early January.

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