The day after three-star safety Trey Rucker’s decommitment, three-star wide receiver Dino Tomlin committed to join the 2019 Maryland football recruiting class Tuesday.
— Dino Tomlin (@DinoTomlin) November 6, 2018
The 6-foot, 165-pound wide out is the first recruit to commit to the Terps since early September and the first to pledge since DJ Durkin was fired Oct. 31.
On Monday, Rucker announced his decommitment on Twitter.
“I would like to thank the UMD staff for believing in my abilities to offer me an official offer but due to the unfortunate state of the program, my family and I have decided it is best for me to open my recruitment back up,” Rucker said in a Tweet.
Tomlin, who attends Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, is the son of Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. Tomlin is ranked the No. 20 recruit in Pennsylvania and No. 122 receiver in the country, according to 247Sports.
“I felt it was the right place for me to develop,” Tomlin told 247Sports after his commitment. “Get to see good competition. Close to family.”
Tomlin’s commitment softened the blow of Rucker’s departure, but Maryland’s 10-man recruiting class is still ranked last in the Big Ten according to 247Sports, after being in the top five of the conference each of the past two seasons.
Tomlin is the second receiver in the 2019 class joining three-star Ahmarean Brown, who committed in April. Maryland’s 2019 recruiting is ranked No. 71 in the 247Sports rankings.