Maryland National Signing Day 2016: Terrance Davis

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. Here's top-shelf offensive guard Terrance Davis of DeMatha.

Player: Terrance Davis


Position: Offensive guard

High School: DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)

Height: 6 feet, 4 inches

Weight: 305 pounds

Other schools considered: Michigan, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Ohio State and a host of other prominent programs, per 247sports

247sports Composite: Four stars, No. 3 offensive guard, No. 2 in Maryland, No. 73 nationally

Rivals: Four stars, No. 4 offensive guard, No. 2 in Maryland, No. 64 nationally

ESPN: Four stars, No. 4 offensive guard, No. 4 in Maryland, No. 88 nationally

Scout: Four stars, No. 5 offensive guard, No. 1 offensive guard in Maryland, No. 96 nationally

All four recruiting services currently have Davis as Maryland's top-rated recruit, and his performance for DeMatha during the fall points toward him living up to the billing. Davis, who committed to Maryland on Jan. 2, is big but agile and helped clear the way for future college teammate Lorenzo Harrison during another standout campaign for the Stags.

Before last season, former coach Randy Edsall spoke of how Maryland was making the adjustment to the "lineman league" that is the Big Ten Conference. The Terps have a pair of former top recruits at tackle in Damian Prince and Derwin Gray, and former four-star recruit Quarvez Boulware redshirted this fall. Those three players, coupled with Davis and four-star commit Richard Merritt of Archbishop Carroll in this recruiting class, give Maryland core offensive line that could develop into a talented unit down the road.

The Terps lost three starters from the offensive line to graduation and will return Prince and Michael Dunn at tackle, so there could be an opportunity for Davis to crack the depth chart early.