The 2010 defensive end from Summerville High School committed to Maryland after he visited for the spring game.
I loved it. I thought it was a beautiful campus, Laughlin said.
Laughlin is working through his senior year of football at Summerville and they are fighting for a top seed in playoffs with a 5-1 record thus far.
In his final season there, Laughlin is working on his pass rushing and his technique for a four man front.
The next visit to Maryland for Laughlin will be this weekend when he comes to see the Terps play Virginia at Byrd Stadium.
He has been staying in contact with defensive coordinator Don Brown, defensive line coach Dave Sollazzo, and head coach Ralph Friedgen.
Maryland was the first school to approach Laughlin, so he couldn't turn down the opportunity, and loved what he saw.
I fell in love with the area, he said. And the coaching staff, and the defensive coordinator [Brown] game plan.
Laughlin prides himself on his anticipation and play responsibility. He is waiting for June when he will make the drive to Maryland and display his skills.
I'm going to work real hard, and try to fit my way in, he said.