Four-star outside linebacker Demeioun Robinson pledged to join Maryland football on Friday, becoming the Terps’ highest-rated commit in their 2021 recruiting class.

The 6-foot-3-inch, 220 pound pass rusher — ranked twentieth in his class by 247 Sports — will provide a major boost to a Maryland defensive unit that ranked at or near the bottom in most statistical categories in 2019.

The Gaithersburg native recorded 85 total tackles, 14 sacks and three forced fumbles in his junior season at Quince Orchard High School, helping the Cougars reach the state semifinals.

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Robinson was listed as the best junior weak-side defensive end in the country by 247 Sports and had offers from LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Penn State and Michigan, among others.

Robinson’s commitment — the Terps’ tenth in the class of 2021 —  lifted Maryland to ninth on 247 Sports’ national recruiting rankings.