Terps sign record-setting WR, All-SCFA OL 

December, 21, 2012
Wide receiver Deon Long (Washington, D.C./Iowa Western CC) and offensive tackle Silvano Altamirano (San Diego/San Diego Mesa College) have signed with Maryland, according to head coach Randy Edsall.

Long, ranked No. 47 in the ESPN JC 100, originally signed with New Mexico in 2010. After a redshirt year, he caught 47 passes for 809 yards and 4 touchdowns during the 2011 season. This fall, Long completed the most productive junior college receiving season in history. He hauled in 100 passes for 1,625 yards and 25 touchdowns earning first team All-American recognition.

"[Deon] is an outstanding young man who has demonstrated the ability to be a big play wide receiver with the numbers he put up this past year at Iowa Western," Edsall told the school's website. "He is a wide receiver that possesses all of the qualities that we look for in a wide receiver."