Meet Maryland's Newest Commit- Darius Kilgo

TSR's Ross Leonhart caught up with the newest Maryland commit Darius Kilgo today after practice to discuss what led to his commitment today to the Terps.

Dairus Kilgo from Wedding High School has decided to bring his large presence at defensive tackle to line up with the Terps next year.

Darius Kilgo talked with his parents last night, and liked the possibilities for him at Maryland. “I said it just felt like it was the best opportunity for me,” said Kilgo.

The Terps had made Kilgo a high priority by expressing their interest stronger than opposing schools, like Clemson and East Carolina. Kilgo first talked to defensive line coach Dave Sollazzo.

“He called all the time, and we built a great relationship,” said Kilgo. “I'd love to play for him.”

Coach Friedgen also reached out to Kilgo and they recently talked on the phone for a while together.

“We talked about achieving goals,” said Kilgo, “not just as a football player, but academically and as a person. So, I felt like it was a great decision.”

Kilgo hasn't been to College Park yet, but plans to visit in December. He doesn't know if he will see a game yet or not. He is finishing off his senior year at Weddington (5-5) and preparing for the Co-Championship game Friday.

Although there is still time for Kilgo, he is excited and ready to arrive. He has talked to coaches about his impact freshman year.

“Coach Sollazzo told me to do what I'm supposed to, and work hard,” Kilgo said. “It's not a promise, so I just have to work hard when I get there.”

Kilgo makes his decision as the Terps are in the middle of their struggles this season, but understands the situation they are in as a team.

“It doesn't really affect me,” Kilgo said. “I talked to coach Friedgen and he said they have a young team, so they're just building the program up.”

This is right where Kilgo wants to fit in.

“I feel like I can help them build a team.”

Kilgo certainly can with seniors Jared Harrell and Travis Ivey graduating for the Terps, opening opportunities for Kilgo to earn playing time.

“I'm just trying to get better, and train when I get there,” Kilgo said.

Kilgo has not made a decision about what he will be studying when he arrives at College Park, but has considered Criminal Justice.


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