Three-star Recruit Tai Felton Commits to Maryland Football

Andy Kwong

After losing two three-star recruits of their 2020 class to decommitment, the future of the Terrapins football program seemed to be spiraling downward. On Thursday, the team received some very good news that a future prospect of their 2021 class has officially committed to the team.

Felton is a 6-foot-2 172-pound wide receiver from Ashburn, Virginia. At Stone Bridge High School last year, he caught 45 passes for 901 yards and 11 touchdowns. According to 247Sports, he is the No. 19 high school prospect from Virginia and is ranked in the top-100 at his position in the nation. 

He received offers from schools such as Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

“The reason I picked this school is because of the hospitality through my ups and downs. It’s been a family environment since I stepped on campus,” Felton wrote in a tweet. 

Fortunately for him, he does not have to travel very far from home. He gets to stay in the DMV, surrounded by his family and friends. 

He will be joining Mike Locksley, who has coached many NFL receivers including Atlanta Falcons' Calvin Ridley and Buffalo Bills' Robert Foster. Locksley heavily worked with and developed future first-round pick Jerry Jeudy in his time at Alabama. Based off of his stellar performances in high school, Felton certainly has the ability to excel at the next level.

Felton becomes the third player committed to Maryland's football recruiting class of 2021. He will be joining two Maryland natives in three-star recruit Jayon Venerable and Dante Trader Jr.