Marcus Minor, a four-star offensive lineman from DeMatha Catholic, announced Sunday that he has committed to Maryland.
The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Minor, rated the 28th-best offensive lineman in the country and the No. 5 player in the state, according to 247Sports.com, is the Terps' sixth four-star recruit in their class.
Minor was recruited by Aazaar Abdul-Rahim, whom Maryland coach DJ Durkin hired as secondary coach after spending a couple of years at Alabama as assistant personnel director. Abdul-Rahim is the former head coach at Friendship Collegiate Academy in Washington.
While the Terps failed to land a number of top DeMatha recruits under former coach Randy Edsall, Durkin and his staff have established a virtual 3-mile pipeline between the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference powerhouse in nearby Hyattsville and the College Park campus.
Minor is the fifth Stag to commit to the Terps, with four in the 2016 recruiting class. Durkin has received oral commitments from several others with local ties, including five-star defensive end Joshua Kaindoh of Essex, who is now at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., as well as four-star offensive lineman Jordan McNair (McDonogh), four-star quarterback Kasim Hill (formerly at Gilman, now at St. John's) and four-star defensive tackle Cam Spence (St. John's).
Maryland is also on the list of schools still being considered by four-star DeMatha running back Anthony McFarland Jr.
With the commitment of Minor, the Terps rank No. 17 overall in the country and third in the Big Ten Conference — behind Ohio State (No. 1 nationally) and Michigan (No. 10 nationally) — for 2017, according to 247Sports.com. Maryland finished 42nd overall and seventh in the Big Ten in Class of 2016 recruiting.