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Douglass QB Devin Butler commits to Maryland

In the state Class 2A championship game against Dunbar in December at M&T Bank Stadium, Douglass quarterback Devin Butler rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-0 victory.
In the state Class 2A championship game against Dunbar in December at M&T Bank Stadium, Douglass quarterback Devin Butler rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-0 victory. (Baltimore Sun/Karl Merton Ferron)

Devin Butler, described as a pro-style quarterback for Frederick Douglass High School in Upper Marlboro, committed to the University of Maryland this morning. An outstanding athlete who has also excelled in track, Butler is expected to play safety for the Terps.

Butler, 6-foot-3, 185 pounds, announced his decision on Twitter, writing "Proud to say that I am committed to The University of Maryland."

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Moments later, Maryland football coach Randy Edsall tweeted, "Sunday morning and we have some #MarylandPride."

Butler, a Class of 2016 recruit, led the Eagles to its first Class 2A football championship in December at M&T Bank Stadium with a 38-0 victory over Dunbar. He rushed for 95 yards and two touchdows in the win. Douglass finished with a 14-0 record.

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In the Class 2A semifinal, Douglass defeated South Carroll 43-0 with Butler rushing for 105 yards. South Carroll's Silas Kelly, a safetly, announced Thursday that he had accepted a scholarship from Maryland, joining teammate Brian Plummer, a tackle who committed earlier in the spring.

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