Kirby Keeping Terps at the Top

2011 prospect Dondi Kirby has yet to take the field due to injuries, but has Terps in his top two.

Dondi Kirby has yet to take the field in his senior year at Gateway High School, but that has not stopped schools across the country from coveting Kirby’s talent.

Kirby tore his ACL early in the summer, but has not given up hope of rehabbing in time to see the field at the end of this season. And no college coaches are ready to give up on him either, especially the University of Maryland.

“Maryland’s in my top two,” said Kirby, who is ranked as a four-star prospect and the 24th defensive back in the country. While major programs such as Michigan, Ohio State and USC have been after Kirby for some time now, Maryland and Florida have been at the top of Kirby’s list throughout the recruitment process, which should not last too much longer. Although Kirby has yet to set an official visit with Maryland, he still plans on making his decision in October.

Kirby’s size and speed would add depth to the Terps’ secondary, which many consider to be the weakness of this year’s defense. “Maryland sets apart because I think I have a great chance to come in and play early,” Kirby said of his role with the Terps. Kirby played both wide receiver and defensive back in high school, and while many schools are recruiting him to play safety, Kirby said he will play cornerback if he comes to the University of Maryland.

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