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Three-star Florida linebacker Fa'najae Gotay commits to Maryland

On the eve of national signing day, the Maryland football team’s top-25 recruiting class grew by one.

Three-star North Fort Myers (Fla.) linebacker Fa’najae Gotay committed to the Terps on Tuesday, becoming the 22nd member of the program’s incoming class. He’s expected to sign a letter of intent Wednesday.

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Rated the No. 61 outside linebacker in the 247Sports.com Composite rankings, Gotay chose Maryland over Illinois and Syracuse, and also claimed offers from Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisville, among others.

As a senior, he had 60 tackles (six for loss), intercepted three passes and forced a fumble for a defense that gave up just seven points a game this season. He also ran for 660 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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“His talent for getting to the ball is very unique,” North Fort Myers coach Earnest Graham told The News-Press. “There’s not much film out there in the country like his, [of] guys who really run to the ball and play as physical as he is.”

The 6-foot, 205-pound Gotay, whom defensive coordinator Andy Buh recruited, is one of five linebackers in the Terps’ recruiting class. You can watch senior-season highlights below.

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