Maryland continued its torrid stretch of recruiting Saturday morning when Alpharetta (Ga.) High School wide receiver Carlos Carriere announced his commitment to the Terps.
"After careful consideration with my family, I feel I have found the best place for me academically and competitively, to achieve the goals I've set for myself since I was 5 years old," Carriere wrote on Twitter.
Carriere is rated a three-star prospect by 247sports.com and Rivals.com. In the 247sports.com composite rankings, Carriere is the No. 97 wide receiver nationally, the No. 68 prospect in Georgia and the No. 659 overall prospect in the country. Rivals.com has him as the No. 97 wide receiver nationally and No. 63 prospect in Georgia.
He is the ninth commitment in the Class of 2017 for Maryland coach DJ Durkin. Maryland has five offensive players committed in the class, including four-star St. John's (D.C.) quarterback Kasim Hill and four-star McDonogh offensive lineman Jordan McNair.
Carriere's commitment to the Terps comes one week after three-star Langston Hughes (Ga.) High wide receiver Sean Nelson announced his pledge to Maryland. Carriere and Nelson are the first two commitments in the class who don't have direct ties to the Maryland, Washington and Northern Virginia area.
Maryland has steadily risen in the national recruiting rankings this spring, and Carriere moved the Terps up again. In the 247sports.com composite rankings, Maryland's Class of 2017 ranks No. 14 nationally and No. 4 in the Big Ten Conference. In Rivals.com's rankings, Maryland ranks No. 12 nationally and No. 3 in the Big Ten.
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