National signing day has come and gone, which means we can begin to fully evaluate the recruiting haul each team collected. This week on the Big Ten blog, we're looking at which new player has the potential to make an instant impact for each conference team in 2017.
Up next: Maryland
Player: QB Kasim Hill
The Terrapins had a surprisingly strong class, as head coach D.J. Durkin brought in a top-20 group. As such, there are several players who could step in right away, including athletic safety prospect Markquese Bell, who picked the Terrapins over Ohio State and doesn't have a ton of competition in front of him.
But we'll go with Hill, who was a bedrock recruit in this class. Quarterbacks don't often start from day one in the Big Ten, but Maryland does have a need at the position with Perry Hills graduating. Tyrrell Pigrome was fun to watch as a true freshman when he lined up at quarterback in 2016, but the speedster doesn't likely have the size to be the long-term answer in such a physical league.
The Terps also have Caleb Henderson, who transferred in from North Carolina and sat out last season. But Hill is clearly the future and is solidly built already at a listed 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds. If he can handle the responsibilities of the position early on -- always a big if for any young quarterback -- then there will be little reason for Durkin not to turn the reins over to him. The future is now in College Park, and we could see several true freshmen contributing in a big way in 2017.