College Spun reports, and, Twitter confirms, that tight end Andrew Park has verbally committed to being the first person to join DJ Durkin’s 2017 freshman class at the University of Maryland.
Park is from Virginia, which, as we all know, is in-state recruiting for Maryland.
Urban Meyer, you stay away from this one! We’re not your advance scouting service! 😉
The Terps got the verbal despite interest in the prospect from Big Ten rival Penn State (Imagine your humble blogger trying really hard not to make the obvious joke about Penn State), and an offer from Maryland’s very special former ACC rival designate, the University of Pittsburgh (Either you get that in joke about Maryland’s “rivalry” with Pittsburgh or you don’t. It’s a long story. I’ll save it for a slow blog day 😉 ), among others.
Some sources tag Park as a 3 star recruit, while others have him down as unrated.
Sources say that the key factor in the big man’s decision was the excellent grounds-keeping at College Park. “It will likely be a walk in the park, or a walk for a Park getting from class to class,” he probably did not say.
“Hey, did somebody call my name?” Senior cornerback Will Likely almost certainly did not interject as he was probably not walking by.
Um, anyway, Maryland got a verbal from a tight end. Putting the Park back in College Park!
I’m clearly not a graduate of Maryland’s journalism school…
What I can tell you, however, is that Park is 6’5″ and weighs 233lbs, plus or minus the weight of a celebratory dinner. I got that information here, the bad joke was all mine. 😉
Good day for Maryland football!
Great to have the next great Maryland TE in the fold.
We have a long tradition of great players at the tight-end position, including NFL star Vernon Davis.