Maryland football bolsters 2021 recruiting class, adds defensive tackle Marcus Bradley

Coach Mike Locksley on the sideline during Maryland football's 38-7 loss to Michigan on Nov. 2, 2019. (Julia Nikhinson/The Diamondback)

Maryland football buoyed its 2021 recruiting class on Friday as four-star defensive tackle Marcus Bradley committed to the Terps, he announced on Twitter.

[Read more: Four-star outside linebacker Demeioun Robinson commits to Maryland football]

Bradley will join his Quince Orchard High School teammate, outside linebacker Demeioun Robinson — who committed on March 27 — in College Park, thrusting coach Mike Locksley’s class to No. 12 in the country, per 247Sports.

At 6-foot-3, 270 pounds, Bradley has soared up recruiting boards, listed as the 10th best defensive tackle in the country by 247Sports. Bradley’s impressive displays with the Cougars drew interest across the country — defending national champions LSU and Big Ten powerhouses Penn State and Ohio State were among those who offered scholarships.

But, Bradley is poised to stay home, fortifying a front seven that — after years of struggles — appears to be trending upwards. Bradley, Robinson and fellow defensive tackle Taizse Johnson make up all three of Maryland’s four-star recruits.

In recent years, Locksley has gained a reputation for bringing in local talent — top prospects Nick Cross and Isaiah Hazel were recruited from local powerhouses Henry Wise High School and DeMatha Catholic last season. And with Bradley’s commitment, the Terps’ recruiting class rises to 11 commits — all of whom hail from Maryland, Washington, D.C., or Virginia.

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