Morning Links - 4/24/2011

What do ya know, I got sick again. This is a crappy time of year. What we missed:

Jim Larranaga is leaving George Mason to coach at Miami. Five years removed from his Final Four run and at the age of 61, this is a surprising move for the coach, but a great move for Miami (and for the rest of the ACC). Larranaga is undoubtedly a great coach, and Miami is a bottom-of-the-ACC team that needs a boost. Making them better (but not too much better) allows the ACC to look better, hopefully giving Maryland a few more quality wins ever year. I’ve always liked Larranaga, and I wish him luck bringing talent to South Beach.

Women’s lacrosse plays UNC in the ACC Championship today. Men’s lacrosse plays Duke in the conference finals as well.

Freshman Amina Smith earned All-ACC honors in the high jump.

Now, news on the football recruiting front. This is Jalen Tabor, a class of 2014 cornerback who is an absolute stud. Watch the video (to the end, that’s the most important part):

This looks fantastic. You’ve got a young star telling the rest of in-state recruits to stay in state and go to Maryland to win championships. Terps fans get (rightfully) upset with the school’s inability to nab in-state recruits. Part of it is the principle of the matter – Maryland is the only big school in the state and you should always win your whole state. Most of it, however, is the (probably correct) belief that a Terps team made up of the stars from the area would win championships, and we’re talking about either football or basketball. Tabor is already being recruited by big-time schools as a freshman in high school, but he wants to be a Terp. Lock him up as soon as possible, coach Edsall, and get him to recruiting other in-state stars.

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