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Terps receive various ACC honors

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Terps receive various ACC honors

Despite a final record of 4-8 the Maryland Terrapins competed at a higher level during the 2012 season than in the disastrous 2011 season. That improvement showed when the Atlantic Coast Conference announced its all-conference teams for the year.

Maryland senior defensive lineman Joe Vellano highlighted the Terps season, taking his second straight first team all-conference honors. Though Vellano battled injuries for much of the year, he still finished with 61 tackles, 14 for losses, and six sacks. Many considered Vellano the key cog to a Terps defense that played well for most of the season.

Linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield landed on the second-team All-ACC list, moving up from an honorable mention nod in his junior season. Both seniors, Hartsfield and Vellano will be missed for the Terps next year.

Two other seniors, defensive lineman A.J. Francis and safety/linebacker Kenneth Tate, earned honorable mention conference honors this season.

Freshman sensation Stefon Diggs also landed on the honorable mention all-conference team. More honors could be in store for the wide reciever and kick returner, who racked up almost 1,900 all-purpose yards in his first season of college play. 

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Maryland scores third three-star commitment of Saturday, another RB

Maryland scores third three-star commitment of Saturday, another RB

Three-star North Carolina running back Javon Leake has committed to Maryland, he announced via Twitter on Saturday. 

Leake becomes the third player to commit to Maryland on Saturday and the fourth to commit over the weekend. He joins North Carolina kicker Jonathan Doerer, Washington, D.C. offensive lineman Johnny Jordan, and Maryland running back Tayon Fleet-Davis

Leake is the No. 26 running back in the country's class of 2017, per Rivals.com, and is listed at 6-1, 192 pounds.

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Maryland adds second three-star local commit of Saturday

Maryland adds second three-star local commit of Saturday

Three-star Potomac (Md.) running back Tayon Fleet-Davis has committed to Maryland, his school's football program announced via Twitter on Saturday. He soon after announced the same.

Rivals.com lists Fleet-Davis at 6-0, 215 pounds. He is ranked as the No. 29 overall running back in the class of 2017. 

He becomes the Terrapins' third commitment of the weekend, following North Carolina kicker Jonathan Doerer and Washington, D.C. offensive lineman Johnny Jordan. Maryland now has 14 players committed in the class of 2017 and Rivals.com ranks the Terrapins' class as the 19th-best in the country.

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Three-star offensive lineman commit adds to Maryland's class up front

Three-star offensive lineman commit adds to Maryland's class up front

Three-star Gonzaga (D.C.) interior offensive lineman Johnny Jordan has committed to Maryland, he announced via Twitter on Saturday. 

Rivals.com lists Jordan at 6-3, 290 pounds. He becomes Maryland's second commitment of the weekend so far and the 13th in the class of 2017. The class includes eight 3-star players, two 4-star players, and one 5-star, per Rivals, and is ranked as the No. 29 class in the country.

Four-star Maryland quarterback commit Kasim Hill tweeted his congratulations. 

Offensive coordinator Walt Bell, as he does with every commit, tweeted a coded celebration. 

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