Four-star New Jersey cornerback Kareem Ali has committed to Maryland, he announced at a press conference at his school Thursday.
He chose Maryland over schools that include Louisville, West Virginia, and Pittsburgh.
The 5-10, 170-pound defensive back is ranked No. 249 nationally by Rivals.com and No. 28 at his position. He becomes the seventh commit in the Class of 2015 for head coach Randy Edsall.
Ali fills a need for Maryland in the future, as a number of the program's top players in the secondary will be upperclassmen this upcoming season. Jeremiah Johnson, who will be returning from injury, will be a senior. A.J. Hendy, Anthony Nixon, Sean Davis, and Zach Dancel will all be juniors.
Will Likely, who had a stellar freshman season in 2013, will be a sophomore. By the time Ali steps on campus, he will be able to backfill with depth on that unit.
Edsall and the Terrapins have had a strong run of commits in recent days, grabbing four commitments in the last five days.