- To start things off, the 2014 recruiting class for football just got a little bit stronger, as 3 1/2-star running back Jonathan Thomas committed to Maryland. Great news for the Terps, who nabbed the Mass. back over an SEC program (Arkansas). To be honest, I wasn’t fully expecting this after he took a visit to Arkansas and came away impressed, but that’s big for recruiting. Since we didn’t take any RBs in the 2013 class, this should bolster the group in the future. (Alex Prewitt of Washington Post)
- If you want a little more on Jonathan Thomas and why the Terps think he can be a program changer, check out ESPNBoston’s interview here. Excuse me while I go fist pump for joy.
- Speaking of recruiting, the Terrapins now have the #42 class in the nation and #9 class in the ACC for 2014. I would take that with a grain of salt, however, because we’re nine months from National Signing Day, and a lot can change between now and then. Still, Maryland is off to a pretty strong start already with Will Ulmer and Jared Cohen already in the fold. (Rivals)
- The local recruiting rivalry is starting to heat up between Georgetown and College Park. But chalk one up in the win column for the Hoyas, as Terps target and St. John’s point guard Tre Campbell quickly committed to Georgetown Wednesday night. Considering he was offered under a week ago, that was mighty quick. If we’re being honest, Tre Campbell was never coming to College Park. And we don’t have to worry about him convincing Dion Wiley to go to Georgetown, because their scholarship numbers won’t really allow it. Still, big Team Takeover talent off the board. (Casual Hoya)
- The injury bug hit Alex Len at the worst time, but he’s optimistic about his chances of recovery and still being drafted highly. Len is currently scheduled to go visit Chicago, which would be an awesome fit for him if he ended up falling that much. The Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau is one of the best in the biz, and he’d groom Len well just like he did with Omer Asik. Anyway, the Baltimore Sun got to speak with his agent, and it provides some good insight on the Ukrainian.
- Earlier today I threw up a post about predicting the Terrapins record for the upcoming football season. While it may feel like a stretch when I have them pegged at 5-3 or 6-2 after eight weeks, at least Andre Ware agrees with me that we’re due for a bounce back. It’s all contingent on that second half of the season, where we’re 0-12 over two years. That comes back to the injury bug, and Randy Edsall. It’d be nice to end the ACC run being bowl eligible so we don’t get laughed out upon entrance into the Big Ten…
As always, enjoy finals and Roll Terps