Over the past few seasons, the Maryland Terrapins football team has had a tough time protecting their quarterback to say the least. Last season, the Terps allowed the second most sacks in the entire FBS and have emphasized recruiting bigger, stronger offensive lineman.
On Wednesday, June 21, the Terps captured their fourth commitment in less than a week in 3-star offensive tackle Spencer Anderson from down the road at Bishop McNamara in Prince George’s County.
I was able to interview the 6-foot-5, 270 pound tackle about his commitment.
Question: First, let’s start with the big question — Why Maryland?
Answer: It’s home. Coach [D.J.] Durkin and Coach Bowen asked me what better place to play than for your home. You are playing for a purpose.
Q: What other schools were recruiting you and what separated Maryland?
A: I was looking at Pittsburgh, Rutgers, and Wake Forest, but Maryland recruited me the best. I was able to build a very close relationship with Coach Bowen over the past couple of months. He was really recruiting my parents and not me, something that is important in the recruiting process.
Q: What do you think you can bring to this Maryland team?
A: I’m bringing a hard-working attitude and effort every day.
Q: What do you think of the level of competition Maryland has to face every year in teams like Michigan and Ohio State?
A: Oh, I love it. I live for the big moments and I love the pressure. Playing on the big stage with thousands of fans watching you is what I love and I want to go up against the best.
Q: What can Maryland give to you?
A: The school can help me get to where I want to go, which is hopefully the NFL. Obviously that is everyone’s goal and I feel that the team and Coach Bowen can help me get there.
Anderson will be majoring in communications at Maryland and has aspirations to go into sports broadcasting and reporting.
The District Heights native becomes the 10th commit from the DMV area and 12th overall commit in the Terps’ 2018 recruiting class.