The common theme of Randy Edsall and his staff missing out on recruits in recent weeks hasn’t taken a turn for the better. On Tuesday afternoon, Gilman linebacker Melvin Keihn announced that he has committed to Virginia Tech. Along with Virginia, the Terrapins were one of three finalists for the highly-touted local product’s services.
The Gilman pass rusher wasn’t expected to choose Maryland, even though he was on an official visit with the Hokies when Maryland stunned Virginia Tech in an overtime thriller in Blacksburg last month.
With only a little over a month until National Signing Day, Maryland’s 2014 class is close to being wrapped up. However, there are two huge fish out there in cornerback Jalen Tabor and offensive tackle Damian Prince. The Terps look to be on short lists for both stars. Reports have surfaced saying that Tabor is very interested in Alabama recently, so that should be a down-to-the-wire battle.
Maryland also received a decommitment from offensive lineman Jared Cohen this past weekend. Cohen received an offer from Penn State and will be taking a visit to Happy Valley next month. That would be a huge loss going forward as the Terps already lost Massachusetts running back Johnathan Thomas to the Nittany Lions earlier this fall.