Terps land Gilman quarterback Shane Cockerille for 2013

April 21, 2012 | WNST Staff

Hoping to build momentum on the day of the second Red-White spring football game of the Randy Edsall era, the University of Maryland received some great news on the recruiting front on Saturday.

After offering him a scholarship last fall, the Terps received a commitment from Gilman quarterback Shane Cockerille, who also contemplated offers from Virginia and Michigan before deciding to stay in his own backyard in 2013.

Ranked as a three-star recruit by both ESPN and Rivals.com, Cockerille brings a run-first mentality to the quarterback position but is considered to be a more physical runner than current Maryland starting quarterback C.J. Brown. At 6-feet-2 and 210 pounds entering his senior season, the southpaw-throwing Cockerille certainly brings enough size to compete in the ACC.

Cockerille is still considered to be a green passer who will need to continue to work on his throwing mechanics during his senior season before arriving on campus to compete in Mike Locksley’s offense next year.

Here are some highlights from Cockerille’s junior season at Gilman: