Maryland is signing its first recruiting class under coach DJ Durkin through the day on Wednesday, and as verbal commitments make their pledges final on National Signing Day, we're bringing you introductions to these future Terps. Archbishop Carroll's Richard Merritt was the first commit after Durkin took over as coach.
Player: Richard Merritt
Position: Offensive guard
High School: Archbishop Carroll (Washington, D.C.)
The Big Ten Conference is a "lineman league," as former Maryland coach Randy Edsall said so many times, and the Terps are trying to keep pace with another beefy guard in their class in Merritt. Merritt participated in the Under Armour All-America game where fellow offensive guard commit Terrance Davis of DeMatha announced his decision. Merritt is another piece of a promising core of offensive linemen in College Park.