Maryland Basketball: Darryl Morsell commits to the Terps

Darryl Morsell was the top target for Maryland in the 2017 class.

On Wednesday afternoon, Morsell elected to stay close to home as he committed to the Terrapins at a press conference at his high school. Maryland beat out Notre Dame for his services despite the Fighting Irish closing the gap over the last month.

If Morsell ends up staying committed and signs, he’ll be the first Baltimore recruit to come to Maryland since coach Mark Turgeon took the job. Morsell joins IMG Academy (Fla.) four-star big man Bruno Fernando in the Terps 2017 class.

According to 247Sports, Maryland currently owns the sixth-best class in the Big Ten. The Terps are behind Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan State, and Indiana in the rankings.

Morsell is rated as the No. 79 player and the third best player in the state of Maryland, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. He’s also ranked as the fifth-best combo guards in the nation behind North Carolina commit Jalek Felton and Kansas commit Marcus Garrett.

The Mount Saint Joseph (Md.) star is coming off a junior season in which he averaged 10.6 points/5.1 rebounds/1.7 assists for the Gaels. He was a first team All-Metro selection for his efforts.

Morsell joins an already talented backcourt at Maryland.

Melo Trimble returns for his junior season and could be back as a senior depending on what type of season he has. The Terps also have a pair of guards coming in this season in Anthony Cowan and Kevin Huerter.

Dion Wiley also has another three years in College Park after redshirting the 2015-16 season.

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