As if this week wasn’t busy enough with coaching news, recruiting has been going wild. After getting four commitments this past weekend, there are a few more bits of 2011 football news for Maryland.
Top Maryland target Blake Countess, a cornerback from Good Counsel, is going to Michigan, per Matt Bracken. Countess was ranked the second best prospect in the state by Rivals, and Maryland was one of his final options. Unfortunately, the Terps couldn’t pull the trigger.
Another big time prospect, Travis Hughes, will head to North Carolina. A four-star linebacker from Virginia Beach, Rivals had him ranked as the fourth-best player in the state. Hughes is also the brother of current Terp cornerback Trenton Hughes.
There is good news, however. It was previously reported that one of Maryland’s top 2011 commits, Jeremiah Hendy, had decommitted after James Franklin announced he was going to Vanderbilt. As Hendy told Scout.com in this premium article, that is not the case.
We’ll have a story on one of Maryland’s newer commits, Makinton Dorleant, up soon.