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Coltin Deery Commits to Maryland @DeeryColtin @MalvernPrepFB

Written by: on Saturday, March 13th, 2021

 

Malvern Prep three-star offensive lineman Coltin Deery announced on Twitter yesterday evening that he is heading to Maryland to continue his football and wrestling career.  Below you will find an interview with Deery about why he chose the Terps and what kind of player Maryland is getting.


PFN: How long have you played football?

Since I was five. I Lied about my age so I could play in pads. 

PFN: Why did you choose to commit to the Terps?

I met Coach Locksley a couple of years ago at a camp in Maryland and really liked his message of family. The facilities are second to none and I want to Major in Architecture and Maryland’s Architecture school is highly rated. Both Coach Locksley and Coach Clemson were supportive of me both playing football and wrestling. They both have a plan to make it happen and told me the plan. I have always wanted to be an All-American in both football and wrestling.

PFN: Why commit early?

Really not early for me. I have been in the recruiting process for over a year now and had 38 offers to some really outstanding programs. Maryland came in January and when I started spending more time with Coach Locksley and Brooks I knew they had everything I wanted so I pulled the trigger

PFN: Who was your biggest influence at Maryland, who recruited you?

Coach Brooks is who recruited me. Great guy but I spent time with the entire offensive staff over the last few months. Again I really liked Coach Locksley from the jump.

PFN: What are they getting in a player like you?

Coach G calls me an old-school tough guy. I hate to lose no matter what side of the ball I play. I played both ways at Malvern Prep the last two years. I Played 100 snaps in most games and took pride in not taking plays off and getting my body in the right shape to do it. I love my teammates and hope to be a good leader.

PFN: What was the recruiting process like for you?

It was great. I made some really good relationships with a lot of great programs. It was hard to feel like I was disappointing them and some of the phone calls were tough telling them I was committing somewhere else. My dad always told me throughout the process that when the right fit came along I would know it. Maryland was that program for me.

PFN: How did the Covid 19 pandemic affect your decision?

Obviously playing 4 games this year was not ideal and all camps and visits were shut down so I really was in a bad spot not being able to visit and look at schools that were recruiting me. Having met Coach Locksley and been on campus at Maryland in the past was a big deal for me.

PFN: What position were you recruited for?

I am going to play center at Maryland.

PFN: Do you know what you’d like to study?

Architecture

PFN: What role did your parents play in your decision?

A huge part. My family has sacrificed a lot over the years for me between football, wrestling, trainers, travel, tuition. Being an hour and a half from home will def cut down on travel expenses for them to watch me at the next level. Plus I kinda like being at home and love my family.

PFN: What do you think is the most exciting thing about the Maryland program?

Maryland was really good in the ’90s. They had some down years but if you listen to Coach Locksley’s plan and approach that is what excites me the most. We will win a Big 10 Championship very soon.

PFN: What are you most looking forward to while playing for the Terps?

I think just being a good teammate. Know my role as a younger player but eventually develop into a leader on the O line. Playing center requires a lot of trust for the rest of the O line. I want to be the best center to ever come out of Maryland.

PFN: Tell everyone out there in the Terps football world something they’d never know about you until you told them:

I’m a really good dancer.

PFN: Who is the person who most influenced you in your football career?

Probably early was Coach Tim Fox my CYO coach for ST. Thomas Knights. Great coach. The last three years is hands down Coach Dave Gueriera. Coach G has always been 100 percent honest with me and always had my back as he does with all his players. He can dish out some tough love when need be, but love playing for the man. He worked very hard for me in the recruiting process.

PFN: What is it you’d like all your high school teammates and fans to know about your decision that you might have a hard time saying in person?

People that know me and my teammates know that I work hard on and off the field. I will always represent Malvern Prep’s football and wrestling program with pride. Look forward to the next year preparing to step on campus at the University of Maryland. Go Terps!

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