Spring games are the best way for teams to bring in recruits and give them an opportunity to see the team on the field. Maryland will be doing individual drills as well as 7-on-7 activities later on in the scrimmage. Due to expected rain, I expect a smaller turnout than normal, but that does not mean the recruits won’t show up. Below are the visitors I’ve confirmed, though there are more reportedly to be in attendance. I will tweet the prospects I see that are not listed below.
- 2-star OLB Kareem McDonald
- 3-star DE Eric Assoua
- 3-star DE Ayron Monroe
- 2016 RB Abdul Adams (Wilson)
- 3-star WR Rashad Blunt
- 5-star OT Isaiah Prince
- 4-star OT Quarvez Boulware
- OLB Qaadir Sheppard
- Maryland lost out on two offensive line targets this week when offensive guard David Robbins committed to Florida State and offensive tackle Richie Petitbon committed to Alabama. Petitbon was a guy that I thought Maryland was recruiting hard but just didn’t have a shot. Petitbon loved Alabama from the start, and although he did love Maryland, Alabama speaks for itself. Robbins, on the other hand, gave a commitment that I was surprised. Robbins always spoke very highly of Maryland, more so than other schools, and Florida State only recently turned it up in his recruitment. Robbins said he is “100% committed” to Florida State, so Maryland will need to turn their attention elsewhere.
- 2015 Gilman quarterback Nick Johns will not be able to attend Maryland’s scrimmage because he will be taking a visit to Penn State. Johns seemed like a lock to Maryland to me, but his dad played linebacker at Penn State and grew up a big Penn State fan. Johns told me that coach James Franklin and the staff will see him throw before they offer, but if they do, I see Johns committing to Penn State over Maryland.
- Maryland hosted a number of prospects last Friday, hosting 2016 offensive tackle Ted Field, 2015 wideout Elisha Sewell, 2015 offensive guard Shamar Hardin, 2015 quarterback David Sills, 2015 cornerback Ja’Twan Jones, and 2016 quarterback Eddie Hahn. David Sills may sound familiar because he was the prospect that committed to USC – in eighth grade. Sills is the only prospect that is currently committed that also holds a Maryland offer, so I suspect Maryland is just solidifying their backup options.
- Maryland offers 3-star OLB Joe Giles-Harris, who now has 11 offers. This is a very intriguing prospect who could be a Terp if Maryland intensified their recruitment a lot more. Right now, it’s likely a little too late, but in recruiting, anything can change.