University of Maryland Head Coach Michael Locksley announced that consensus four-star defensive back Nick Cross has signed a national letter of intent on Tuesday to join the Maryland football program.
Cross, who attends local power DeMatha Catholic High School, is the top-rated player in the state of Maryland. It marks the first time the Terps have signed the highest ranked player in the state since Damian Prince in 2014, who Locksley was also the primary recruiter. With the earlier signing of four-star wide receiver Isaiah Hazel, the Terps have inked both the top-rated offensive and defensive players in the state.
Cross is a member of both the Rivals100 and ESPN300, and participated in both The Opening and the Army All-American game.
A First-Team Washington Post All-Metro selection, Cross finished his senior season with 94 tackles and four interceptions. While being coached at DeMatha by current Maryland running backs coach Elijah Brooks and former Terp defensive back Josh Wilson, Cross earned First-Team WCAC honors twice.
With Cross’ signing, the Terrapins 2019 recruiting class increases to 18 members. The 2019 class includes five four-star signees, three ESPN300 members and five players who earned Washington Post All-Met honors.