Eli Carter decided to hurt Maryland by choosing Florida over the Terps on Monday. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Terrapin Takes, Wednesday: Eli Carter Is No More, A Rival In The Big, Terps In The NFL

 

  • The Maryland Terrapins lost out on another potentially great transfer player in Eli Carter when he decided to go to Florida. Ben Broman of TestudoTimes.com feels that he may not have been the best fit anyway, and that Antonio Barton is the next best thing in line. I tend to agree, since Carter was a bit too Stoglin-esque for my liking. Mark Turgeon needs a guy who can shoot from the perimeter very well, and Barton fits that mold. He’d come in and replace Aronhalt’s production easily.
  • The Terps didn’t have one of their best drafts in history, with only Kevin Dorsey being taken by the Green Bay Packers. But if history around the league has taught us anything, it’s that being undrafted is not even close to a death sentence. Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post gives us an update about the Terrapins who have caught on with NFL teams already. Left out of that mix so far is one surprising name and one not-so surprising name: Demetrius Hartsfield and Kenny Tate. You decide which one is which.
  • Randy Edsall gets hated on almost as much as Chris Broussard on a daily basis. His six wins over two seasons and chasing off of talented players during year one left a sour taste in people’s mouths. Still, if there’s one thing the Edsall/Locksley regime has done well, it’s recruiting top tier talent to College Park. Don Markus of the Baltimore Sun tells us that, because of those fantastic players coming in, it’s alright to be cautiously optimistic about the Terrapins future.
  • On a baseball-related note, people really need to start paying attention to Jimmy Reed, who recently became the first Maryland pitcher since 2008 to be the ACC player of the week. Reed is in shut-down mode right now, and he’s one of the biggest reasons the Terrapins have actually played some pretty good ball of late. Reed got drafted by the Yankees last year, but opted to stay around in College Park a little longer, and that’s probably a smart move because a 2.36 ERA in the ACC is what gets you big money.
  • Since the Big Ten move was announced, I’ve been begging for some B1G school to pick a bone with the Terps so I could verbally lambast them in an attempts to start up a rivalry. Well, David Jones of PennLive.com throws in some solid chirps on Maryland football, pointing out that in the past half-century, the Nittany Lions have gone 48-1-1 against Rutgers and Maryland. But more importantly, he tells us how much these three schools are going to be competing for players. Therefore, I’d like to officially declare war on Penn State.

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