Terps Pick Up 5th Commitment

The Maryland Terrapins picked up their 5th commitment for 2011.

On Thursday, the Maryland Terrapins secured a commitment from Parkwood High School (Monroe, NC) wide receiver Marcus Leak. The 6'0”, 195 pound Leak chose the Terps over Clemson, North Carolina State, Colorado, UAB, Tennessee, and West Virginia after a weekend visit to College Park on March 27th. Leak liked how the Maryland coaching staff did not make him run any drills on campus and believed in his abilities by watching only his film

“They recognized my talent. They didn't make me run a 40 and all that, they just went off my tapes and offered me of that,” said Leak. “They said I could really fit in with the offense.”

Leak believes that he could help the Terps on offense as well, as he got very comfortable with the idea during his visit to College Park. He said he enjoyed talking to every coach on the Terps staff and that they made Leak feel at ease about a possible role in the Maryland offence.

“I like all of them. I went up and talked to them, and it was like I had known them for a while. I was really comfortable,” Leak said. “The coaches sat me down me down and told me that I'd be part of the offense and they said they had a lot of receivers leaving.”

The Terps will lose receivers Adrian Cannon, Emani Lee-Odai, Joey McQueeny, and LaQuan Williams to graduation after this season. In addition, Maryland will lose five current junior wide receivers to graduation after Leak's freshman year at Maryland. At the very least, Leak will provide depth early in his career, with the chance to really contribute to the Terps offense later in his career. He is a solid addition to the Maryland recruiting class of 2011.

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