The 2021/22 Football Recruits

Here is a run down of who signed with the Terps today:

Jaishawn Barham
Linebacker
Fr.-HS, 6-3, 230
District Heights, MD (St. Frances Academy)
● Consensus four-star linebacker
● 65th-ranked player in the country, according to ESPN
● Second-ranked player in the state of Maryland, according to ESPN
● Eighth-ranked linebacker in the nation, according to 247Sports
● ESPN300
● Rivals250
● Top-rated commit in 2021 class
● Helped lead St. Frances to No. 1 ranking in state of Maryland
● High school teammate of fellow Terps commit Andre Roye Jr.
● Chose Maryland over South Carolina, Penn State and Oklahoma
● Social Media:
○ Twitter: @JaishawnBarham
○ Instagram: @jaishawnbarham

Andrew “Bam” Booker
Linebacker
Fr., 6-3, 238
Cincinnati, OH (Winton Woods HS)
● Sports Illustrated All-American Candidate
● Cincinnati DII Defensive Player of the Year
● First Team All-Ohio
● First Team All-Southwest District
● First Team All-Cincinnati
● First Team All-ECC Conference
● Helped Winston Woods High School go 40-8 during his four years with one state
championship appearance and one semifinal appearance
● Recorded 62 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 14.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, two fumbles
recovered and two defensive touchdowns in high school
● Older brother is Anthony “Tank” Booker, a sophomore defensive lineman
● Committed to Maryland on brother’s birthday as a present to him
● Chose Maryland because “I am making a 40 year decision, not a four year decision.
Maryland gives me a great opportunity to accomplish my educational and professional
goals.”
● Is an Eagle Scout
● Wants to major in Psychology
● Chose Maryland over Cincinnati, California, Purdue, Pittsburgh and Kentucky
● Social Media:
○ Twitter: @andrew_rashad

Ramon Brown
Running Back
Fr.-HS, 6-0, 212
Midlothian, VA (Manchester HS)
● Four-star running back
● ESPN300
● 10th-ranked running back in nation, according to ESPN
● 7th-ranked player in Virginia, according to ESPN
● Totaled 146 carries for 1,047 yards and 14 touchdowns this season at Manchester HS,
while posting 12 catches for 243 yards and six touchdowns
● 2021 First Team All-Region
● Tied Manchester record with six touchdowns in single game on September 24, 2021
● In spring 2021 junior season, led the Lancers to a 6-1 record while rushing for 871 yards
and scoring 14 total touchdowns, including back-to-back 180 rushing yard performances
to start the season and five total 100+ rushing yard games
● Chose Maryland over Virginia Tech, West Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina
● Social Media:
○ Twitter: @Ramon_x7
○ Instagram: @ramonbrownx7

Coltin Deery
Offensive Line
Fr.-HS, 6-4, 295
Glen Mills, PA (Malvern Prep HS)
● 12th-ranked center in nation by ESPN
● Played both offensive and defensive line at Malvern Prep
● 2021 Inter-Ac Player of the Year
● First Team All-State
● First Team All-Conference
● Helped lead Malvern Prep to 2021 Inter-Ac Championship
● Also a top-ranked wrestler, plans on competing in both sports at Maryland
● One of the Top 10 scholastic wrestlers in his weight class in the nation
● Went 58-1 as a high school wrestler
● All-Mainline All Area
● Wants to major in Architecture
● Chose Maryland over Marshall, Tulane and Coastal Carolina
● Social Media:
○ Twitter: @DeeryColtin
○ Instagram: @coltin_deery

Perry Fisher
Wide Receiver
Fr.-HS, 6-3, 180
Tallahassee, FL (Lincoln HS)
● Played quarterback and defensive back at Lincoln HS
● Has completed 184-of-332 passes for 2,972 yards and 27 touchdowns over last two
seasons at Lincoln HS, while rushing for 833 yards on 169 carries with 20 more
touchdowns
● In senior 2021 season, completed 85-of-173 passes for 1,539 yards while throwing 16
touchdowns and rushed for 534 yards and 11 more touchdowns, averaging 5.7 yards per
carry
● On the defensive side of the ball, tallied two interceptions in 2021
● Also plays basketball at Lincoln
● Chose Maryland over Florida State, Purdue and Tulane
● Social Media:
○ Twitter: @perryfisher16
○ Instagram: @gametime_.p

Gavin Gibson
Safety
Fr.-HS, 5-11, 175
Mooresville, NC (William Amos Hough HS)
● Top-25 player in North Carolina
● Helped lead William Amos Hough HS to 14-1 record in 2021
● Totaled 41 tackles, five interceptions and one sack this season
● “Just being able to go on the official visit, being able to see all the facilities, being able to
see the game atmosphere and connect with all the coaches. That’s really what won me
over, just seeing all the coaches in person and seeing what they were all about.”
● Chose Maryland over Virginia and Navy
● Social Media:
○ Twitter: @Gibson5Gavin
○ Instagram: @g5_gibson

Leon Haughton Jr.
Wide Receiver
Fr.-HS, 6-4, 210
Richmond, VA (Benedictine HS)
● Top-25 player in Virginia, according to ESPN
● Tallied 40 receptions for 600 yds and 10 touchdowns in senior 2021 season
● Recorded 30 catches for 600 yards and seven touchdowns in sophomore 2019 season
● 2019 Honorable Mention All-State
● Chose Maryland over Penn State, Georgia, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and
Virginia

Preston Howard
Tight End
Fr.-HS, 6-5, 215
Halethorpe, MD (McDonogh School)
● 6th-ranked player in Maryland overall, according to ESPN
● Played Quarterback at McDonogh, going 21-4 as starter
● As a sophomore in 2019, completed 59.4% of his passes for 899 yards, 10 touchdowns
and six interceptions, while adding 540 yards and five touchdowns on 93 carries with two
100-yard rushing games.
● Chose Maryland over Auburn, Penn State, West Virginia and Arizona State
● Social Media:
○ Twitter: @espn_preston
○ Instagram: @the.prestonhoward

Keon Kindred
Offensive Line
Fr.-HS, 6-6, 291
Belle Glade, FL (Glades Central HS)
● 2020 Sun Sentinel Second Team All-County
● Also plays basketball at Glades Central
● Started for a Glades Central team that went 5-1 and played for a South Florida tri-county
championship in 2020
● High school teammate of fellow Maryland commit Ja’Kavion Nonar
● Chose Maryland over FIU, FAU and Memphis
● Social Media:
○ Twitter: @keon_kindred
○ Instagram: @f7.duke_

Shaleak Knotts
Wide Receiver
Fr.-HS, 6-2, 190
Monroe, NC (Monroe HS)
● Four-star wide receiver
● ESPN300
● 30th-ranked wide receiver in nation
● Fourth-ranked player in North Carolina
● Played both sides of the ball at Monroe HS, wide receiver and free safety
● Totaled 176 receptions for 2,986 yards and 42 touchdowns over four years in high
school
● On the defensive end, tallied 174 tackles (158 solo), five tackles for loss, one sack and
14 interceptions
● Set Union County record with four receiving touchdowns in single game, against JM
Robinson
● Second all-time in Union County in receiving touchdowns with 42
● 2021 Big 22 Player of the Year nominee
● “I’m excited about getting there, getting to work and handling my business. I feel
Maryland is on track to do well and now I just want to do my part.”
● Also plays basketball and runs track at Monroe HS
● Chose Maryland over North Carolina, Penn State, East Carolina, Arkansas and Ole Miss
● Social Media:
○ Twitter: @shaleak3
○ Instagram: @king_knotts

Maximus McCree
Offensive Line
So.-JUCO, 6-6, 285
Kansas City, MO (Iowa Central CC/Grandview HS)
● ESPN JUCO Top-50
● Two-time NJCAA All American
● Two-time First Team All ICCAC
● Helped lead Iowa Central CC to 17-5 record over last two seasons
● Second Team All-State at Grandview Senior HS in 2020
● Two-time All-Conference in high school
● Chose Maryland over Missouri, Syracuse, Temple and Syracuse
● Social Media:
○ Twitter: @MaximusMcCree75

Ja’Kavion Nonar
Offensive Line
Fr.-HS, 6-7, 285
Fort Lauderdale, FL (Glades Central HS)
● 2020 Sun Sentinel Second Team All-County
● Named to ESPN 106.3’s Top 63 list, which recognizes the top seniors in Florida’s Palm
Beach, Martin, Indian River and St. Lucie counties
● Started for a Glades Central team that went 5-1 and played for a South Florida tri-county
championship in 2020
● High school teammate of fellow Maryland commit Keon Kindred
● Also plays basketball
● Chose Maryland over Florida, Ole Miss and Pittsburgh
● Social Media:
○ Twitter: @jayno1_
○ Instagram: @jayfrom6ix_

Daniel Owens
Defensive Line
Fr.-HS, 6-2, 245
Pikesville, MD (Calvert Hall College HS)
● No. 21-ranked player in Maryland
● 2021 All-MIAA Conference
● Helped lead Calvert Hall to 30-9 record over four years
● Also plays lacrosse
● Chose Maryland over Penn State, Rutgers and Syracuse
● Social Media:
○ Instagram: @d_owens27

Andre Roye Jr.
Offensive Line
Fr.-HS, 6-6, 320
District Heights, MD (St. Frances Academy)
● Top rated offensive lineman in Maryland
● 14th-ranked player in Maryland, according to ESPN
● Top rated offensive lineman in class
● Helped lead St. Frances to No. 1 ranking in Maryland
● High school teammate of fellow Terps commit Jaishawn Barham
● Chose Maryland over Penn State, USC and Arizona State
● Social Media:
○ Twitter: @AndreRoyeJr
○ Instagram: @drecinco5

Jayden Sauray
Quarterback
Fr.-HS, 6-0, 205
Lanham, MD (Wise HS)
● Four-star quarterback, according to ESPN
● Top rated quarterback in state of Maryland
● No. 8-ranked player in Maryland, according to ESPN
● Started for last two years for Wise HS, leading them to 2019 4A State Championship
● Completed 196-of-291 passes for 4,026 yards and 60 touchdowns as Wise’s starting QB
in 2019 and 2021, while also rushing for 908 yards on 102 carries and an additional 17
touchdowns
● Chose Maryland over West Virginia and Old Dominion
● Social Media:
○ Twitter: @Jayden_Sauray
○ Instagram: @jaydendakhari

Lavain Scruggs
Athlete
Fr.-HS, 6-2, 190
Baltimore, MD (Archbishop Spalding HS)
● No. 21 player in Maryland, according to ESPN
● Helped lead Archbishop Spalding HS to 10-1 record and undefeated 5-0 MIAA slate in
2021
● 2021 All-MIAA Conference
● As a sophomore in 2019, Scruggs tallied 21 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a
32-yard interception in seven games played.
● High school teammate of fellow Maryland commit Kellan Wyatt
● Played a mixture of safety and cornerback at Archbishop Spalding
● Chose Maryland over Buffalo, Liberty, UMass and Temple
● Social Media:
○ Twitter: @LavainScruggs_
○ Instagram: @lavainscruggs

Octavian Smith Jr.
Wide Receiver
Fr.-HS, 6-1, 170
Silver Spring, MD (Paint Branch HS)
● Four-star wide receiver
● Top-ranked offensive player in the state of Maryland
● 13th-ranked athlete in nation
● Second-highest rated commit in Maryland’s class
● 2021 4A Montgomery County Outstanding Player of the Year
● 2021 First Team All-Met
● Racked up 22 total touchdowns as a dual-threat quarterback for Paint Branch HS as well
as two touchdowns as a punt returner and one as a kick returner this season
● Led Paint Branch to 4A State Quarterfinals in 2021
● Also runs track, holding track and field offers from Bucknell, Duquesne and St. Francis
● Ran a 10.88 100-meter and a 21.95 200-meter as a junior
● Chose Maryland over Boston College, Northwestern, Penn State and Virginia

Caleb Wheatland
Linebacker
Fr.-HS, 6-2, 235
Centreville, VA (Avalon School)
● Top-15 player in Virginia, according to ESPN
● 21st ranked inside linebacker in nation, according to ESPN
● Under Armour All-America Camp Series Linebacker MVP
● Totaled 102 total tackles in high school career
● 2020 First Team All-Region at Westfield HS
● Tallied 68 tackles, one sack, four interceptions, and two defensive touchdowns in 2020
● Chose Maryland over Utah State, Liberty, Old Dominion and Ball State
● Social Media
○ Twitter: @CalebWheatland
○ Instagram: @caleb_wheatland

Lionell Whitaker
Cornerback
Fr.-HS, 5-11, 175
Tallahassee, FL (Rikards HS)
● No. 91 ranked cornerback in the nation
● Helped lead Rickards High School to the 5A Florida state championship game in 2020
● Tallied five interceptions in 2021 season
● Tallahassee Quarterback Club Impact Player of the Week (9/22/21)
● Twitter: @LionellWhitaker, Instagram: @Dc__lionell
● Chose Maryland over Tennessee, Nebraska and West Virginia

Kellan Wyatt
Linebacker
Fr.-HS, 6-1, 225
Severn, MD (Archbishop Spalding)
● Top-25 player in Maryland
● 2021 All-MIAA Conference
● Tallied 77 tackles (57 solo), 8.5 tackles for loss, and three interceptions in freshman and
sophomore 2019 & 2020 seasons
● Helped lead Archbishop Spalding HS to 10-1 record and undefeated 5-0 MIAA slate in
2021
● High School teammate of fellow Maryland commit Lavain Scruggs
● Chose Maryland over Syracuse and Buffalo
● Social Media:
○ Twitter: @KellanWyatt
○ Instagram: @go1livee_

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