Sep 14, 2013; East Hartford, CT, USA; Maryland Terrapins head coach Randy Edsall during the second half of a game against the Connecticut Huskies at Rentschler Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

With Kai Gone, Who Are The 2015 QB Maryland Targets?

 

In case you missed it, 2015 Gilman quarterback Kai Locksley is headed to Florida State, after committing just minutes before Deondre Francois gave his verbal to the Seminoles. With Terrapins commit Gage Shaffer drawing rave reviews from Redskin legend Joe Theismann, the staff would still like to add another signal caller to this class. Options are sparse as of now, but I break down some possible targets here.

Chris Riddle: The pro-style quarterback from Florida told me that he hasn’t spoken to the Maryland staff since a week after his trip for the Big Show, but he still remains to be a target. Riddle said if he’d have to pick a favorite, it would be North Texas right now because they’ve been showing the most interest. However, if Maryland offered, “they’d definitely be back in the mix.” Riddle, like Shaffer, has a lot of potential and his strong arm will eventually lead to an increase in his recruitment during his senior year.

Ryan Adzima: New Jersey quarterback Ryan Adzima, an accurate passer, hasn’t had much action in his recruitment. 247Sports listed a coaches visit from Maryland back on December 12th, while he also does not have any offers, only interest from Maryland, Cincinnati, UMass and Rutgers. Adzima looks like a prospect that will be a late pickup for a school depending on how he does during his senior season, so expect Maryland to continue to look at him here.

Nick Marsilio: The 6’3″ QB from Bishop McDevitt High has really good footwork, allowing him to escape pressure. He has a good sense of backside pressure, but what stood out to me the most was his ability to throw deep, accurate passes on the run. Marsilio seems like a great fit for Maryland. He has offers from Akron, Pittsburgh, Temple and Miami (OH) and interest from a number of schools, including Maryland. With a slow recruitment and an impressive senior year, a number of schools will likely jump back on the bandwagon and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Maryland inquire.

Nick Johns: It may be a surprise to see him, but a source close to Johns told me that if London gets fired after another poor season, he will reopen his recruitment and strongly reconsider Maryland. However, Johns does seem to be solid to UVA right now. Maryland’s hesitation towards an offer ended up hurting them big with the stud quarterback from Gonzaga, but if he reopens, he’s a no-brainer target and likely will be the biggest target moving forward.

Right now, these four are the biggest targets. I will continue to consider Johns a target, even though he has shut down his recruitment since his commitment to Virginia. This is a situation Maryland will continue to heavily monitor during the upcoming high school season. New names will certainly emerge in the meantime.

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