Prince Stays Home

Damian Prince committed to Maryland over offers from Florida, Florida State and more.

Maryland capped off their 2014 class in style, securing a commitment from Bishop McNamara (MD) offensive tackle Damian Prince. The five-star prospect chose the Terrapins over the likes of Florida, South Carolina, Florida State and more, doing so on ESPNU.

The 6-foot-5, 295-pound prospect held offers from all over the countries, but in the end, it was the home feeling that won things over for the Terps.

"“I know a lot of people on the team at Maryland,” Prince told 247Sports in January. “It is like a family atmosphere there and it is more about brotherhood than football because those are the guys I grew up with since elementary school. It is good to know that people there that come from similar circumstances as you take joy in being in the program. That pretty much shows that the coaches there accept the area we grew up in and try to help us grow as men. I have nothing bad to say about the program there.

“Maryland feels like home."

Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley was the lead recruiter on Prince, but head coach Randy Edsall did his share of recruiting as well. Once Maryland was able to secure offensive line coach Greg Studrawa, formerly of LSU, confidence in College Park soared once again.

Prince received a five-star, 0.9858-rating in the 247Sports Composite as the nation's 2nd-ranked offensive tackle. He joins Larry Mazyck, Derwin Gray, Brendan Moore and Sean Christie as one of the top offensive line classes in the country.

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