According to a report from Andy Katz of ESPN, it is “likely” that Aaron and Andrew Harrison will visit College Park for Midnight Madness, the official kickoff to the college basketball season, on October 12th.
Should Katz’ source be solid, it would continue to build upon the Terps positive momentum on the recruiting trail. Not enough can be made of the addition of Dez Wells in my opinion. Whether he gains a waiver from the NCAA to play this season or not, his addition to a roster that could look the same as currently constructed come the 2013 season would present the Harrison twins with a winning opportunity. You can never have enough talent on your roster especially in a league like the ACC. Adding the highly touted Harrison twins to the roster the Terrapins have right now would be a tough squad to beat for any team.
With the addition of Wells the Terrapins have two scholarships available for next years recruiting class. This could obviously change as players could decide to test the NBA draft waters or there were other roster attrition. Mark Turgeon was known as a good recruiter upon his arrival in College Park and his efforts on the trail thus far have not disappointed. Maryland fans are down right giddy over the amount of talent Turgeon has already built and the great chances we have at the one big prize, the Harrison twins, that is still out there.
With the twins allegedly going to be in the building I would expect for the Terps to make this a Midnight Madness to remember. As any Terrapins fan that follows basketball recruiting at all knows, the twins are program-changing level recruits, and would be tremendous additions to the team. I hope we roll out the red carpet and put on the biggest Midnight Madness party the Comcast Center has ever seen and lock up a pair of top-five recruits.