On Wednesday afternoon, Maryland got some huge news on the recruiting trail as major 2017 prospect Darryl Morsell committed to the program. It was a major commitment that continues the recent momentum for the Terps on the recruiting trail and keeps the roster moving in the right direction.
Along with Maryland, Morsell was selecting between some major programs. He had offers from programs including Cincinnati, Dayton, Notre Dame, and Villanova and had his pick among many of the nation’s elite. Maryland was the favorite on the Crystal Ball predictions per 247Sports.
Four-star guard Darryl Morsell has committed to Maryland. Chose the in-state Terps over Notre Dame. https://t.co/gxUPAd0VkE— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) November 2, 2016
Morsell is listed at 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds and plays at Mout Saint Joseph High School. He wascalled one of the break-out stars from this summer’s AAU. Morsell previously recently told Madehoops about his recruitment:
"They (Maryland) are close in proximity to me and I grew up watching them. . .I’ve gotten to learn a lot about their program and I’m happy to have a strong relationship with them." To be fair, he also gave love to each of the other programs on his list, calling reigning national champion Villanova "a great guard school", Virginia Tech "up and coming", Notre Dame "prestigious", and Dayton a program that’s building a winner.
He’s currently rated as a four-star prospect on 247Sports and should bring a solid skillset to College Park. He’s a quick guard with a solid handle that should be able to attack on the offensive end of the floor.
When he arrives at Maryland, he’s set to join a particularly deep backcourt featuring talented players like Anthony Cowan and Kevin Huerter. He will have to fight for minutes early in his career, but could be a difference maker down the road for Maryland.
There’s no telling how Morsell and Maryland will perform down the road, but if his high school performance is any indication, the sky is the limit for this pair.