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February 7, 2011

Justus Pickett signs with Maryland

Maryland has added a post-Signing Day commitment to its 2011 recruiting class.

Justus Pickett, a 5-foot-10, 173-pound running back from Ardrey Kell High in Charlotte, N.C., signed a letter of intent with the Terps on Monday.

A three-star prospect and's No. 10 all-purpose back in the country, Pickett picked Maryland over Arkansas and West Virginia. He rushed for 2,429 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior.

Posted by Matt Bracken at 10:29 PM | | Comments (3)


Looks like a very nice "under the radar" get, especially after the hoopla surrounding the national signing day and some concern that the Terps had not addressed the RB position. Welcome aboard, Mr. Pickett.

According to Scout's combine results, this kid only ran a 4.66 40. Not exactly impressive considering how undersized he is. Hopefully he is faster then that, I would love to see Maryland find a way to make use of small backs like they have at West Virginia.

Acually Tony.... He is a 4.4 or faster guy. he was clocked at a 4.38 recently and also has a 40 inch vert. freak athlete with great vision. Has been compared to noel devine, i just wish that wvu could have landed him. good pick up for terps

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About Matt Bracken

Matt Bracken was a lightly recruited football and tennis prospect out of East Lansing (Mich.) High School in 2001, but spurned all (nonexistent) scholarship offers to attend the University of Michigan. Matt graduated from UM in 2005, earned a master's degree in new media journalism from Northwestern University in 2006, and spent the first 11 months of his career as an online producer / videographer / blogger at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. He has worked at The Baltimore Sun since July 2007, where he currently serves as the deputy sports editor for digital.

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