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Maryland's 2016 football recruiting class by the numbers

Maryland first-year football coach DJ Durkin on signing day and what it means for the program. (Baltimore Sun video)

Maryland inked its first recruiting class under coach DJ Durkin on Wednesday, which marked the end of a hectic two-month process since Durkin had been hired. Much of the attention during the day was on numbers: how many stars, the number of local recruits, the national ranking of the class. And here's where we'll break all that down, starting with the usual numbers before venturing a little more off beat.

Final recruiting rankings

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  • 247sports.com: No. 42
  • Rivals.com: No. 40
  • Scout.com: No. 54
  • ESPN: No. 43

State-by-state (and country) breakdown

  • Maryland: 10
  • Florida: 7
  • Alabama: 2
  • Georgia: 1
  • Indiana: 1
  • Ohio: 1
  • Australia: 1

Positional breakdown

  • Quarterback: 2
  • Running back: 3
  • Wide receiver: 2
  • Tight end: 1
  • Offensive line: 4
  • Defensive line: 2
  • Linebacker: 2
  • Defensive back: 6
  • Punter: 1
  • Total offense: 12
  • Total defense: 10
  • Total special teams: 1
  • Total: 23

More numbers

  • 4: Number of Under Armour All-Americans (Terrance Davis, Richard Merritt, Tino Ellis, Adam McLean [2015])
  • 4: Number of consensus four-star recruits (Davis, Merritt, Ellis, McLean [2015])
  • 4: Signees who were mid-year enrollees (Jake Funk, Antwaine Richardson, Wade Lees, McLean)
  • 2: Signees who announced their commitments to Maryland on signing day (Tyrrell Pigrome, Tyrek Tisdale)
  • 302.75: Average weight in pounds of Maryland's four offensive line signees (Davis, Merritt, Brian Plummer, Terek Zingale)
  • 94: Number of rushing touchdown scored in 2015 by the three running back signees (Funk, Lorenzo Harrison, LaDerrien Wilson)
  • 6: Average height in feet of the six defensive back signees (Elijah Daniels, Elisha Daniels, Qwuantrezz Knight, Richardson, Travon Stott, Tisdale)
  • 185: Average weight in pounds of the six defensive back signees
  • 6 feet, 6 inches: Height of the tallest Maryland signee (Plummer)
  • 5 feet, 8 inches: Height of the shortest Maryland signee (Harrison)
  • 7: Distance in miles from College Park of the closest signee (Antoine Brooks of Lanham)
  • 10,181: Distance in miles from College Park of the farthest signee (Lees of Melbourne, Australia)
  • 1,708: Average number of Twitter followers for Maryland's signees (Ellis has the most with 4,471, as of Thursday morning)
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