Mar 15, 2013; Greensboro, NC, USA; Maryland Terrapins head coach Mark Turgeon cheers on his players against the Duke Blue Devils during the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament at Greensboro Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Terrapin Takes, Thursday 8/22: Trayvon Reed, Y'all

  • First things first: Trayvon Reed? Oh he a Terp. Reed, the 7-foot Georgian (the state, not the country despite our affinity for former USSR countries) committed to the University of Maryland Thursday and basically made everyone happy. Look, he may be raw, but Maryland has Mark Turgeon to develop him. After seeing what he did with both DeAndre Jordan at Texas A&M and Len at Maryland, I have to believe he’s going to do the same with Reed. Who knows how long it will take for him to become a force, but you can’t teach size. (TSMD)
  • Alex Prewitt had this one written up for days, and it’s a nice one. Trayvon Reed talks about his reasoning as to why he chose the Terps over everyone else. I think Maryland fans might be more appreciative of the effect Alex Len had on the program after reading this. Also, it’s hard not to love players who have so thoroughly bought into the program already.
  • The Baltimore Sun and InsideMDsports.com team up all the time, and this time they bring news of Maryland basketball pursuing local DeMatha product Alani Moore. Moore isn’t the biggest player on the court, but he’s got that little trait called ‘moxie’, and scouts love that stuff.
  • Pete Volk at TestudoTimes gives us a preview of which newcomers could make a big impact this season for the Terps football team. I really feel like Jacquille Veii is the player most positioned to make an immediate impact. If the running game falters, he’s the shiftiest back by far and could provide a huge boost on the field with that ability. Veii is fantastic at finding open space and buying his time to burst through holes, so in a spread offense that is reliant on that, his effect should be nice.
  • If you’re curious about where Maryland stacks up with the addition of Trayvon Reed, then head over to 247sports.com and find out where we are. Hint: we’re second best in both the B1G and the ACC. Talks about the conference switch being detrimental to Maryland’s recruiting were premature.

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