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February 5, 2014

NSD: Annapolis native Johnson spurns Terps, signs with Marshall

Marshall beat Maryland again.

One of the players to sign with the Thundering Herd on Wednesday was Demetrius Johnson, a safety out of Annapolis (Md.) Area Christian High School. Johnson chose the Herd over Maryland, which Marshall defeated 31-20 in the Military Bowl in Johnson’s hometown.

Johnson, who played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game, also had offers from Hawaii, N.C. State, Syracuse and Old Dominion, which will join Conference USA next season.

The 6-foot-2, 202-pound three-star recruit had 105 tackles, four interceptions and two sacks for Annapolis Christian as a senior. He was also a star receiver, catching 21 passes for 405 yards and four touchdowns.

— E-mail: gfauber@register-herald.com and follow on Twitter @GaryFauber.

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