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Where Maryland's decommitments landed on national signing day

There were plenty of questions surrounding Maryland football during recruiting season, from struggles on the field to changes on the coaching staff, and it led to some upheaval in the Terps' recruiting class. The Class of 2016 as it stood in early September looked far different from the one announced on Feb. 3, with some familiar faces heading off to different places than expected.

Here's a look at where some of Maryland's decommitments signed:


Devin Butler, Syracuse

The three-star recruit from Douglass High School in Upper Marlboro is headed to upstate New York, where he'll play wide receiver and run track.


Michael Clark, Syracuse

Clark is another former Maryland pledge to sign with the Orange. He's a three-star recruit from Pennsylvania who is one of four offensive linemen in Syracuse's recruiting class.

Evan Fairs, Kansas

The three-star wide receiver from Texas decommitted from Maryland in early January before finding a home with the Jayhawks in Lawrence, Kan.

Joey Fisher, Towson

The three-star recruit announced his decommitment in early January, and Fisher, a defensive end from Clear Spring, announced last week that he'll play at Towson.

Alex Hall, Fordham

The three-star offensive lineman from Ohio joined one of the Football Championship Subdivision's top offenses.


Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State

The blue-chip quarterback from Bullis was long regarded as the linchpin of the push to keep local top prospects home, but he flipped his commitment to the Buckeyes on Jan. 18.

Tyrone Hill, Buffalo

The New Jersey defensive back was part of a rash of decommitments in the secondary back in December, and he landed in the Mid-American Conference.

Keandre Jones, Ohio State

Jones, who rated as a five-star recruit out of local power Good Counsel, flipped the same day as Haskins in a big blow to the Terps' class.


Silas Kelly, Coastal Carolina

The two-star local product from South Carroll announced his decommitment on Dec. 23 before eventually signing with the Chanticleers.

Parnell Motley, Oklahoma

The Washington, D.C., cornerback flipped his commitment to the Sooners after a visit to Norman, Okla., in December.

Jeffrey Pooler, West Virginia

Pooler, a defensive tackle from Ohio, decommitted from Maryland way back in September and enrolled early to participate in spring practice with the Mountaineers.


Aaron Thompson, South Carolina

Thompson's commitment to Maryland was brief. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., three-star announced his pledge on Jan. 21, but two days before signing day, he announced he was reopening his recruitment and landed with the Gamecocks.