The ongoing saga for Nick Cross is finally over as the potential-packed safety has finally decided where he’ll play collegiate football. After committing to Florida State early in his recruitment process, it turns out that he’ll actually flip his commitment elsewhere.
Cross is now heading to Maryland to play for Mike Locksley. He’ll immediately bolster the recruiting class for the Terrapins, which currently features 17 total signees.
Alabama, Auburn and Florida were also in pursuit of the four-star recruit, but the appeal of playing for his hometown team outweighed all other pros.
Maryland officially announced the move on Twitter that Cross will play for the Terrapins in 2019.
The four-star safety is listed as the No. 4 recruit at his position and No. 55 overall in the country, per 247Sports.
We kept our fingers CROSSed, now it's OFFICIAL!
— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) February 12, 2019
It’s incredible to think that Cross won’t have to travel far to play college football. After all, his high school in DeMatha Catholic is across the street from the university.
Last year was filled with controversy and drama for the Terrapins, but this upcoming season looks quite promising for Maryland.
The news of this flipped commitment should provide a sense of optimism for the Terrapins, as it is clear that Mike Locksley is trying to establish a winning culture in his first season back in College Park.