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.
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.
“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.