Ryan Steinberg was a key figure behind the scenes, a North Potomac native and University of Maryland graduate who grew from a student manager with the Terps into Maryland's assistant director of football operations and recruiting.
The majority of Maryland¿s 2011 recruiting class is no longer playing for the Terps, having either graduated, given up football or transferred to another school.
The Terps were the first school to offer Darnell Savage a scholarship, having done so months earlier, and Savage said Maryland coach Randy Edsall was the first coach that reached out to him once he got hurt.
Maryland coach Randy Edsall spent 25 minutes Wednesday introducing the 18 members of the Terps¿ recruiting class and answering various questions about the class.
Here are four Maryland Class of 2015 members whose potential analysts seem to like.
Three former Maryland players will have an opportunity to improve their draft stock at the NFL Scouting Combine, which runs from Feb. 17-23 in Indianapolis.
Maryland has begun the process of securing an extra year of eligibility for rising senior quarterback Caleb Rowe.
Maryland's 18 member football recruiting class features five offensive linemen, including four-star interior lineman Quarvez Boulware and three other in-state linemen who were all rated as three-star prospects or better by every major recruiting service.
Defensive end Austrian Robinson announced his plans to sign with Ole Miss during a ceremony at his high school Wednesday .
Isaiah Prince made his plans official during Wednesday's national signing day, announcing his commitment to defending national champion Ohio State Buckeyes during a ceremony at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt.
Maryland has filled a vacancy on its coaching staff with a former assistant who coached under Randy Edsall at Connecticut and spent the past two seasons coaching in the NFL.
Maryland added a highly-ranked local player to its 2015 recruiting class Tuesday night, securing an oral commitment from four-star Friendship Collegiate Academy interior offensive lineman Quarvez Boulware.
As of early Tuesday afternoon, Friendship Collegiate (D.C.) coach Mike Hunter remains unsure with which school his star offensive lineman, Quarvez Boulware, will sign on national signing day Wednesday.
Sophomore cornerback Will Likely was voted the Maryland football team's most valuable player for 2014.