Maryland’s big weekend didn’t just include a dominating win for football over James Madison. Four-star power forward Esa Ahmad took his first official visit to College Park, and according to a source close to Ahmad, the visit seemed to go much better than expected.
In a critical visit to Maryland’s 2015 class, the staff needed to go all out to compete with West Virginia and Ohio State at the top, and it appears they did just that. According to the source, the visit went “great.”
Ahmad was accompanied by his high school coach and his family. Ahmad got a great view of the campus, the environment as he took in the football game, and most importantly, the players. Ahmad was spotted talking with freshmen Jared Nickens, Dion Wiley and Romelo Trimble along with graduate transfer Richaud Pack. The players also reportedly played pick up with Ahmad, and all parties seemed to really enjoy it.
According to the source, Ahmad “fit right in with them. If you didn’t know he looked like one of the players. The players told me they liked playing with him because of his high basketball IQ & his ability to pass the ball.”
This is certainly the most important aspect to Ahmad and his family as he knows the coaching staff very well. This visit was mainly to get to know the players better.
There’s no denying that Ahmad fits right into the program. His selflessness, ability to run the floor and offensive game makes him a perfect compliment to Trimble, Wiley, Michal Cekovsky and Nickens. Along with Boo Williams point guard Justin Robinson, Ahmad is at the top of the list for the coaching staff. After this weekend, Mark Turgeon and the staff should be happy with how this weekend went, but Ahmad has more official visits to go on. Ahmad will reportedly visit West Virginia this weekend, but as far as Maryland goes, they stand in great shape.
When asked how the visit went, “9.5 out of 10.”