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DeMatha OL Marcus Minor commits to Maryland, is Terps' sixth four-star recruit

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.

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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.

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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.

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