National Signing Day 2017: What to watch for and who to follow on a busy day for high school football recruits
National Signing Day is here, meaning it’s time for the area’s best high school football players to put on baseball hats.
But just like you, we’re focused on what’s going down today around D.C., Maryland and Virginia. So here’s our guide to what’s happening across the area on Wednesday.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
Maryland is up against Big Ten rival Penn State and juggernaut Alabama for the services of Riverdale Baptist defensive back Tariq Castro-Fields, who did not allow a completion in his senior season. The 6-foot-2 speedster, who was first-team All Met this past fall and a four-star recruit according to Rivals.com, is set to make a decision Wednesday afternoon at the Upper Marlboro private school. Less than 24 hours after starting in College Park, D.J. Durkin visited Riverdale Baptist to emphasize his intention on keeping the best players in the area at home.
In Northeast, the area’s other top undecided prospect is H.D. Woodson defensive tackle Jaylyn Twyman. The 6-foot-2, 300-pound senior, who like Castro-Fields was a first-team All Met pick and is a four-star recruit, is set to decide between Pittsburgh and South Carolina. In his final fall with the Warriors, Twyman posted 91 tackles and eight sacks.
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Once the dust settles on Wednesday night…