After just two years of high school baseball, the University of Maryland has offered a scholarship to Gilman’s Maxwell Costes, who announced an early commitment to the Terps this week.
After his final two years at Gilman, Costes will join his older brother Marty, who just completed a sensational freshman season in College Park after starring in the MIAA at Archbishop Curley. In 2016, the older Costes hit nine home runs and drove in 37 runs while being named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Freshman All-American Team.
Max Costes hit .451 in 2016 while helping the Greyhounds reach the final of the MIAA A Conference post-season tournament. In the finals, Costes hit long home run over the left-field fence at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, one of three home runs he hit this spring, to go with 27 RBI. He now has six home runs in his high school career.
“This opportunity to go to Maryland is the product of hard work and the people that have taken interest in my development. A special shout out to my parents and brother who have been the driving force in my life to get me to this day,” said the younger Costes. “Most of all, I see this as a beginning. I still have a lot I want to accomplish at the high school level before I take my God given talents to College Park to bring a championship
to our home state university.”
Maryland baseball head coach Dave Szefc expressed his excitement over the commitment.
“Maryland has great baseball. Our goal is to have the best players in the state want to stay in the state,” said Szefc. “And, Maxwell’s commitment represents one more fulfillment of that goal.”