The 2014 Maryland football recruiting class has its headliner.
On Friday night, Good Counsel defensive end Jesse Aniebonam pledged to the Terps during the national broadcast of his team's game against Gilman. The four-star prospect picked Maryland over reported offers from Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State, among others.
Aniebonam, rated the No. 102 player nationally by 247Sports.com, is now the highest-rated player in Maryland’s 2014 class. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound prospect joins Pennsylvania defensive linemen Brett Kulka and David Shaw (both two-star players according to Rivals.com) and St. John’s (D.C.) quarterback Will Ulmer, McDonogh offensive lineman Jared Cohen, Ohio tight end Andrew Gray, Massachusetts running back Johnathan Thomas, Texas offensive lineman Brendan Moore and Pennsylvania linebacker Tyler Burke (all three-star players) in Maryland’s class.