Lance LeGendre made a splash with his suit and his college choice on Wednesday’s National Signing Day.
LeGendre, a four-star quarterback recruit from Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans, officially committed to the University of Maryland, picking the Terps over Florida State. Since Maryland lost its starting quarterback, Kasim Hill, to a torn ACL in November, LeGendre could be competing with Tyrrell Pigrome for the starting spot.
“I’m going to take my talents to,” LeGendre said on Signing Day with a pause, “the University of Maryland.” He pulled a Terps hat from a gift box, wrapped with red and white tissue paper. He placed the hat on his head, matching that shiny, gorgeous suit.
LeGendre’s red, black and gold suit -- which Twitter commenters noted were Maryland colors -- attracted almost as much attention at Signing Day amongst the sea of plain old black and navy outfits as his pick, which is Maryland's first big win of the day.
In other local signing day news ...
Virginia Tech signs four-star local athletes
Trayvon Robinson, who’s from Cox High School in Virginia Beach, Va., signed to join Virginia Tech as a wide receiver.
Jaden Payonte, who’s from Bird High School in Chesterfield, Va., also signed as a wide receiver.
Doug Nester, who’s from Spring Valley High School in Huntington, W.Va., signed to play as an offensive lineman.
DeMatha safety isn’t committing today
DeMatha safety Nick Cross is reportedly not making his college choice official on Wednesday. The four star-recruit committed to Florida State in September, but according to multiple reports has been visting elsewhere.
Received a second confirmation confirming that Cross will not sign today https://t.co/qbKEuTp4op— Adam Friedman (@RivalsFriedman) February 6, 2019
First European quarterback signs with University of Virginia
Luke Wentz, a quarterback at Reismann Gymnasium High School in Paderborn, Germany, signed to play for the University of Virginia Wednesday afternoon. Wentz is the first European quarterback to sign with a Power 5 school in history.
Wentz played as both quarterback and wide receiver for his high school, though he signed to UVA as a quarterback over an offer from Temple.
Wentz is a three-star recruit from Troisdorf, Germany, and he is making history signing with UVA.
DeMatha had 10 recruits announcing commitments, highlighted by Hellams
DeMatha Catholic High School had 10 signings today. Most notably, DeMarcco Hellams, who played as a wide receiver and free safety for DeMatha, committed to the University of Alabama as a safety.
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Stay tuned for continuing coverage of National Signing Day.
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