In the recruiting world, things can change at a moment’s notice.
In June, Eleanor Roosevelt offensive tackle Isaiah Prince told TerrapinStationMD that Ohio State and Maryland were his top two, but that he wanted to take more visits in order to accurately compare all of his suitors. Since that time, he has taken visits to Alabama, Auburn and Florida.
Now, Prince is looking for the next stage in his recruitment, but there are new schools at the top for the Rivals100 lineman.
“Ohio State, Maryland, Alabama and Florida make up my new top four,” Prince told TerrapinStationMD on Monday.
Until coach Will Muschamp is given an extension, it’s unclear how serious of a contender Florida can be considered. Nonetheless, Prince credited all four schools with having “great education and gives me a great opportunity to start early.”
Prince also discredited the theory that he is leaning towards the SEC.
“Conference doesn’t matter to me. I know that I can get the talent and education at any of these schools. All of these schools will have tutors and the help that I need to succeed.”
As of right now, Prince will become a member of the Big Ten or the SEC.
When I spoke to him at the beginning of summer, Prince stated his affection for Maryland’s “rising” program, but what really stood out to him is Edsall’s emphasis on life after football and education.
I have a great relationship with [Coach Locks] and Maryland, and they’re really a great program. Edsall has graduated 79 of his last 80 players, which really stands out to me.”
In recent days, Maryland fans have become a little hesitant about whether Prince will still become a Maryland lean. Keep in mind that Alabama, Auburn and Florida are three gorgeous schools with very rich football history and great programs. So when a 17-year old comes away very impressed after seeing these schools, that does not mean it’s the end of the world. There’s a reason Maryland has out-recruited SEC schools head-to-head for guys like Yannick Ngakoue and Damian Prince. Isaiah Prince certainly knows what Maryland has to offer.
The biggest question is when his official visit to Maryland will be. If the staff gets either of the last two visits, I’m still confident in my Maryland pick for Prince. It was inevitable for competition to pick up for the humble yet talented lineman from Greenbelt. However, it does not mean that he is out of the picture for the Terps.