Top-ranked Va. QB Tyler DeSue will bring leadership, poise and playmaking ability to Maryland

Virginia Beach (Va.) Bishop Sullivan quarterback Tyler DeSue committed to Maryland on Wednesday, and Scout takes a look at what the Terrapins are getting, and how he fits into their recruiting class.

Maryland picked up a big commitment from No. 1 Virginia quarterback Tyler DeSue moments ago.


Rated: He is a three-star prospect, fifth-ranked quarterback in the East Region and No. 37 in the country.


Scouting Report: DeSue is an intriguing prospect.

He has good footwork and shows great poise. DeSue has good pocket awareness and does a nice job going through his progressions.

DeSue is comfortable in the pocket, but can also make throws on the run. He has the athleticism to extend plays and does a nice job keeping his eyes downfield. DeSue has good overall mechanics and arm strength. He wants to ball in big moments and has a knack for making plays.

Like all prospects, there are areas where he can improve. DeSue needs to become more accurate. However, this is not a major concern, and with Maryland offensive coordinator Walt Bell's coaching, he should improved quickly in this area.


Final Thought: DeSue is a great pickup for Maryland. It is always big to get a commitment from a quarterback early in recruiting cycle and it can give a team a lot of momentum.

Maryland is not just getting any quarterback, they are getting one of the best in East Region. DeSue is also a leader and someone other prospects will want to play with at the next level, so he will be a valuable recruiter for the Terrapins going forward.

It is also the second year in a row that Maryland has landed a player from Bishop Sullivan, which is well on its way to becoming one of the top high school football programs in the country. DeSue will join four-star receiver Tahj Capehart, four-star defensive tackle Breyon Gaddy and three-star defensive tackle Brandon Gaddy, who signed with Maryland in Febuary.

Lastly, DeSue is a high-character kid and will represent Maryland well on and off the field. He could benefit from a redshirt season, but should compete for the starting quarterback spot the following year.

If he stays healthy and continues to develop, DeSue will have a chance to be a multi-year starter for the Terrapins and one of the team's leaders.


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