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For Maryland's spring game, the Terps hosted numerous recruits in the classes of 2015 and 2016 recruits. Fans were watching eagerly, hoping for another pickup. They got some good news, but it didn't come from the class they thought it would, as senior cornerback Denzel Conyers pledged to the Terps.
"I was talking to the players about committing and how school goes, and then I had a meeting with coach [Randy] Edsall," recalled the 6-foot-2, 200-pound prospect. "We talked about me and my upbringing and what matters in life to me. He complimented me on how I carry myself and show gratitude and respect.
"At the end [of the meeting], he offered me a full scholarship and I committed."
For Conyers, who committed to Florida International out of high school before heading to Butte College (Calif.), the entire weekend had built up to that moment.
"This weekend was epic," said Conyers, who had "breakfast, lunch and dinner with the coaches. They set me up with the academic team to talk to me about my major and how they run study hall. They introduced me to the team and showed me the best uniforms in college football.
"Then we watched more film and went over coach (Brian Stewart's) history, and me and him talked on a personal level and continued to build our bond."
Now Conyers says he is planning on returning to College Park on June 1 for summer workouts, and he hopes to make a quick impact this fall.
"I honestly just want to help ensure a national championship for my team," he said. "The numbers will come and it will be a no-fly zone with our great DBs.
"I can't wait to contribute toward the success that is coming."
Conyers' 2013 highlights can be seen here.