2022 College Football Class Review: Maryland

By Corey Long - @CoreyLong
Updated July 20, 2021.

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2022 College Recruiting - 4 Commits

Last Player Grade Published on July 21, 2021
Maryland logo ATH Perry Fisher (Tallahassee, FL) commits to Maryland  View Class

Fisher (6-2, 183) plays quarterback for his high school, but he will be an athlete in college, likely on the defensive side of the ball. He is a creator at quarterback and a player who understands how to get the ball to the right guys - the playmakers. He is a great athlete, and a lot of his skills should translate to defensive back or possibly wide receiver. I expect he'll transition into more of an athlete role in his senior year in high school to get needed reps on the defense.

Perry Fisher's Player Grade: C+
Maryland logo QB Jayden Sauray (Upper Marlboro, MD) commits to Maryland  View Class

Sauray's (6-0, 200) height probably scared off some of the bigger schools from extending offers to him, but I don't feel like height is the issue it used to be, especially with more athletic quarterbacks on the market. Sauray is a dual-threat quarterback who leans a little more to the pass than the run. I like his arm, and the ball comes off his hands well. Sauray's accuracy is a little underrated, to be honest, and he protects the football pretty well. He can throw on the move, and in Maryland's offense, the quarterback is rarely a stationary target. Throws to the flats on the run are key to Sauray's game, but then he can stop, plant his feet and launch the ball downfield. Sauray hasn't played in a year, so his senior season is going to show how much he's developed since his sophomore film.

Jayden Sauray's Player Grade: B-
Maryland logo QB A.J. Swann (Canton, GA) commits to Maryland  View Class

Maryland has a couple of quarterback prospects committed in this class, and Swann (6-2, 200) is the slightly complicated of the two. He has a live arm, and when he gets hot, he can spin it and hit receivers down the field for big plays. Swann's not super athletic, but he can move. I don't think he anticipates pressure as well as he thinks he does though, because he has a tendency to run himself into pressure instead of escaping it. His best work is in the pocket when he can scan the field. Swann is very good as looking through his options, looking off defensive backs and excelling at other cerebral parts of the position.

A.J. Swann's Player Grade: B
Maryland logo QB Preston Howard (Owings Mills, MD) commits to Maryland  View Class

Maryland will give Howard (6-5, 223) a look at quarterback; many schools were recruiting him as an athlete with the expectation that he'll eventually become a tight end. Howard is a physical marvel - a tremendous athlete on the gridiron and the basketball court. It's easy to see why teams want Howard to play tight end, because his ability to make plays in the open field is impressive, but I can also see a potential game-changer at quarterback if a little patience is exercised.

Howard is great on the run whether he's throwing on the run or trying to make plays with his legs. He's a threat for a big play on every snap and has a winner's mentality. I think pushing Howard to tight end too early might be a mistake. A team should give him a year to practice at quarterback and see what happens.

Preston Howard's Player Grade: B+

All Commitments - 4

Most recent Commitment on June 26, 2021
  • 6/26 - Perry Fisher ATH
  • 4/26 - Jayden Sauray QB
  • 3/3 - A.J. Swann QB
  • 3/3 - Preston Howard QB

Last Season's Roster:

  • Seniors: 0
  • Juniors: 0
  • Sophmores: 0
  • Freshmen: 0


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