Normally, I'd agree with you. But that's not the case with Maryland. In the last 4 years they have finished 3-9, 6-7, 4-8, and 5-7. Their recruiting rankings are trending upward (46, 41, 18, 28 in that same 4 year time frame with the 2019 class finishing 46) but the improvement in on the field play hasn't been there. UMD isn't closing any gap, Greg Schiano just got outschemed last year and refused to adapt.
Maryland is a bad football team. There HC is a bad football coach (great recruiter though, hence the hype around the program right now). He is 3-31 in his career as a HC. He's going to occasionally land the big fish, but he won't compete for the top tier guys in the DMV area year in and year out because the best players want to win more than 5 games a year.