Three-star athlete Lavonte Gater committed to Maryland football on Wednesday, as the Terps secured their first 2019 commit.
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Gater, who attends Ballou High School in Washington, D.C., is ranked the No. 6 player in D.C. and No. 87 athlete in the country, according to the 247Sports. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound local product chose Maryland over Rutgers and Temple, among others.
During his junior season, Gater scored 17 touchdowns on offense while notching six interceptions. The Terps offered Gater a scholarship on Feb. 3.
Maryland’s 2019 recruiting class ranks 52nd in 247Sports rankings, which places it 12th in the Big Ten. Coach DJ Durkin’s squad secured top-30 recruiting classes over the past two seasons.