COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Damian Price is staying close to home, delighting Maryland coach Randy Edsall.
The offensive lineman, a five-star prospect, put on a Maryland cap during a nationally televised press conference at Bishop McNamara High School on signing day on Wednesday, causing a raucous celebration among the coaching staff in nearby College Park.
Edsall and several assistants had gathered in a staff room at the Gossett Team House to watch Prince's announcement and were ecstatic when the Parade All-American picked Maryland over Florida and South Carolina.
Recruiting coordinator John Dunn says "it was pure joy, total elation."
Edsall and lead recruiter Mike Locksley tried to call Prince on Tuesday night, but he did not answer. Prince said he made the final decision Wednesday morning.