More than a dozen Maryland football recruits have been selected to participate in the 2019 Maryland football season, with the first batch of incoming recruits set to arrive in Annapolis on Wednesday.
The Maryland football program announced on Tuesday that the team has signed six players: running back Johnathan Ford, cornerback Kaleb Williams, tight end Taylor Waggoner, offensive tackle Tyler Loeffler, and cornerback Aaron Johnson.
The sixth Maryland player, Johnson, was also one of two quarterbacks signed by the program to play in the 2018 season, when he started and played a season for the Terrapins.
He will be the first freshman quarterback since 2010 to start in a season of Maryland football since 2014, when quarterback Jake Butt started a season at Maryland after transferring from Michigan.
Ford and Williams were both in the Maryland recruiting class of 2019, with Ford also being a first-team all-state pick at Maryland in 2019.
The other three Maryland recruits are safety Marcus Harris and wide receiver Michael McLeod.
The 2018 and 2019 recruiting classes were the first for Maryland since 2014.
Maryland also added defensive end Anthony Brown, cornerback Brandon Smith and offensive lineman Nick Rieger.
The 2017 Maryland recruiting classes included five defensive backs and one defensive tackle.
Marylanders new defensive coordinator Mike Montgomery was the offensive coordinator for the 2018 recruiting class.
The Maryland secondary was the top recruiting class in school history, with four players drafted and five others accepted in the class.
Marylands defensive line coach Tom McMahon was also the head coach for the 2019 recruiting class, and he also coached the 2016 recruiting class at Maryland.