One of the most anticipated days for High School sports lovers has arrived once again, Signing Day. It's always a pleasure seeing young men and women turning their dreams into realities. Picking a school to attend and play ball at is a very difficult decision for most high school athletes. Because of their indecisiveness, terms like "Verbal Commitment" and "Soft-verbal Commitment" were created. It's not un-common to see a recruit commit to one school in the fall, but choose a completely different school come winter time. Here are some of the top local commitments for the 2015 year.
Kai Locksley, QB, Gilman - Committed to Texas
- Locksely verbally committed to Florida State back in July but two other highly touted QBs also committed to FSU that same day. Just a few weeks ago, he made an official visit to Texas, who are in much need of a QB. In the Under All-American game, Locksley played wide reciever, but he made it clear that he would like to play QB at the college level. Texas will give Locksley that opportunity, hoping he can end the Longhorns bad streak of QBs.
- McLean will headline a solid recruiting class for the Terps, who will bring in 18 total recruits, 5 are in-state. Here is more about McLean, not only as a stud d-lineman, but a very good recruiter.
- Allen, who is 6'6 282lbs, is coming off of back-to-back State titles, so life is very good for this young man. Allen did decommit from Georgia after they lost their Offensive coordinator and O-line coach, but Allen has since spoken to both new coaches, and felt comfortable to stick with the Bulldogs. I am very curious to see Allen's progression in size since he will be playing in the SEC, where they make you bigger, faster, stronger.
The 6'5 200lb reciever made his commitment to "The U" during the National broadcast of the Army All-American Bowl, where he caught a TD pass. This was a dream come true for the new Hurricane, who said this on signing day,
- Jalen committed to the Gamecocks last May at a school, prep rally, so it was no surprises or cap shuffling for him on signing day. Jalen doesn't have the prototypical "SEC Size", only 5'10 175, but he has great speed and is a tremendous playmaker. Watch out for Jalen Christian in the future.
- Holland is listed as a defensive end but as you can see in the video, could be a talented tight end at the next level also. The coaching staff should really think about where to put this young man because he has the perfect size and speed to play on either side of the ball.
These are just a few of some of the best players in Maryland that committed Wednesday, here is a full list and rankings of committed players out of Maryland.