Lewis is No. 10 rated player in the country and third highest ranked signee in program history
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Terrence Lewis, the top-ranked inside linebacker and No. 10 overall high school player in the nation according to ESPN, has signed a national letter of intent to play football for the University of Maryland. Lewis announced his decision live during NBC’s All-American Bowl Declaration Show on Saturday.
Lewis is rated as a five-star prospect by both ESPN and 247Sports, and is the third highest rated signee in program history according to 247Sports. He’s the 22nd member of Maryland’s 2021 signing class.
Coupled with the 2020 signing of five-star wide receiver Rakim Jarrett, this marks the first time Maryland has signed a five-star rated player in consecutive classes since rankings began in 2000. The Terrapins are one of only 10 programs nationally that have signed a five star prospect in both 2020 and 2021, according to 247Sports.
Lewis becomes Maryland’s sixth ESPN300 selection in the 2021 class, joining linebacker Demeioun Robinson, linebacker Branden Jennings, defensive lineman Tommy Akingbesote, defensive lineman Taizse Johnson and running back Antwain Littleton Jr.
A native of Miami, Lewis is the fifth player from Florida to sign with the Terps as part of the 2021 class. The 6-1, 200-pound linebacker is rated as the third best player in Florida according to ESPN. He’s also the 13th defensive player in Maryland’s class and fourth linebacker to sign in 2021.
Lewis, who was selected for the 2021 All-American Bowl, has won three-straight state championships at Miami Northwestern High School and Miami Central High School. He recorded 105 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, nine sacks and three interceptions as a junior in 2019 for Miami Northwestern, while his team went 13-2 and won the 5A state championship.
Lewis, who chose Maryland over Miami, Tennessee, Auburn, Florida and Texas A&M, will be one of eight Terrapin signees to enroll early and participate in spring practice.
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