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Four-Star D L Bryce Jenkins Commits to Maryland


Bryce Jenkins
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Coach Mike Locksley landed a huge commitment in four-star defensive lineman Bryce Jenkins as he adds to their 2025 recruiting class. With the addition of Jenkins, Maryland now moves to 10th overall in the Big Ten Conference and 35th nationally according to On3. Jenkins, the No. 1 player in the Washington, D.C. area, has decided to stay home and play for Maryland over Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Penn State. 



Scouting Bryce Jenkins

Jenkins is a promising and massive interior defensive lineman standing at 6-foot-4 and 335 pounds from Friendship Collegiate Academy. Jenkins is rated as high as the 10th defensive tackle and as high as 146th nationally according to ESPN services. Jenkins has shown the ability to play both 1 and 3- techniques while also playing defensive end in a three-man front. Although Jenkins is big, he has shown plus athleticism and the ability to chase quarterbacks.



He is strong at the point of contact and has displayed good hand usage to help shed blocks. His active hands also lead to multiple batted passes. He is very active in terms of effort and a constant disruptive force. Jenkins was a two-way player and a dominant force at offensive tackle.


Watching the tape, Jenkins is loaded with untapped potential and can develop into a high-quality player for the Terrapins and be an NFL draft selection later in his career.


What Does This Mean for Maryland?

Maryland has failed to develop NFL draft prospects at the defensive line position in recent years. Jenkins has the size and athleticism to change that.


Bryce Jenkins
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With an NFL-sized body, Maryland can focus immediately on technique and IQ of the game. Jenkins will become a disruptive player for Maryland as soon as his sophomore season. According to Ourlads, Maryland has five senior defensive linemen who will need to be replaced immediately after this season.


Maryland under Locksley has run a 3-4 defensive base and Jenkins has shown the ability to play in that scheme. This may allow Jenkins to earn playing time sooner as well. 




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