Five-star DE Joshua Kaindoh decommits from Maryland

The Maryland Terrapins have just taken a huge hit on the recruiting trail. On Monday, five-star defensive end Joshua Kaindoh announced his intention to reopen his recruitment.

Kaindoh, who visited Penn State this past week, made the announcement on Twitter.

Kaindoh is standout at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He intends to announce his final decision at the Under Armour All-American game on New Year’s Day.

At the time of his commitment to Maryland, Kaindoh’s other top schools were Penn State, Florida State, Georgia and Alabama. All of the teams on his top five have tendered him an offer, though Penn State seems to be the likeliest destination.

Kaindoh had been the crown jewel on what was previously considered a strong class for the Terrapins. Ranked as the No. 2 strong-side defensive end in the country, he was the only blue-chip player currently committed to Maryland. With a recruiting class that is currently ranked No. 17 in the country by 247sports, they could see that number plummet very soon.

The Terrapins still have a quartet of four-star recruits and 14 three-star recruits committed to the program, but it appears as if they lost the big coup from earlier in the season.

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