9.19.14 Maryland Football Recruiting Updates


Sep 6, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Maryland Terrapins head coach Randy Edsall celebrates after a blocked punt during the second half against the South Florida Bulls at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Since the contact period began, here are a few updates on the recruitment of numerous 2015 targets and a few 2016 targets to keep an eye on moving forward.

2015 FCA OG Quarvez Boulware visited Maryland for the WVU game. Despite the loss, Boulware said it was a “pretty chill visit.”

“Maryland did well, the offense has to get ready early, but it was a good game,” the offensive guard added. Boulware said there’s nothing new in his recruitment, and that the visit didn’t help or hurt Maryland’s chances. Since FCA’s games are on Saturdays, he will take all of his official visits after the season and is looking to make a decision “around December or January.” Boulware plays both ways on FCA, showing just how versatile he is.

2016 Archbishop Spalding WR Brennon Dingle said is he hearing from Pitt “more than any school.” However, he did mention Maryland is still recruiting him. “Maryland feels like home to me, and it’s just down the street, not far from my house at all.” When he spoke of the WVU game, he said Maryland “looked good, started sluggish, but the offense got it going and started clicking. The defense was playing really aggressive.” Dingle is looking for a school with “a home feeling, good education, play ball and have fun.” He will visit Tennesse, Maryland and West Virginia again and “maybe” Pitt again. Dingle may seem like he’s a Pitt lean, but still plenty of time until he signs.

2015 Eleanor Roosevelt OT Isaiah Prince said he isn’t focusing on recruiting “until after the visit” and there aren’t any visits set yet. He will look to take his official visits to all of his top four schools. Nothing new, except Prince discredited SEC-lean rumors. “For real, conference doesn’t matter at all to me. I want to look for a school that provides what I want. Alabama and Florida have great coaches, environment and players.” Prince also mentioned he loved the area around both schools, but also mentioned that he recognizes all the same things in Maryland and Ohio State. When asked about that fifth official visit, Prince said that Virginia Tech and LSU are making huge pushes for him. Until more visits are take, I find it hard to believe Prince is leaning towards leaving home. Maryland is right there with Alabama and Florida.

2015 WR Colinje Wilridge said that he’s been hearing from Texas, McNeese State and Louisiana College, while Arkansas, Mississippi, Florida Atlantic, Illinois and Maryland are sending emails to learn more about the prospect. It’s hard to say he’s a legitimate target right now, but Maryland has been looking for additional receivers in this class, so it comes as no surprise. Wilridge said that McNeese State has been to all of his games and that he will visit this Saturday. As for Maryland, “I love their school, I watch them on TV. I think I can fit very well because I’m versatile. I can play RB or WR.”

2015 DT Courtney Wallace said that he and Maryland have been talking. Wallaces said he “loves the defense and uniforms. I’d be very interested in taking a visit if I were invited.” Right now, Texas Tech and Louisiana Tech are recruiting him the hardest, while Missouri has also been showing interest. Wallace has no timetable for his commitment as he wants to receive all of his offers before making his decision. “I don’t want to eliminate any possibilities right now. I’ll know when it’s the right time to commit.”

2016 RB Aubrey White said that he talked to Maryland recently.”I talked to Coach Steinberg about two weeks ago. They said they like what they see and they want to evaluate me more for a potential offer.” White said he wants to visit both during the season and after as he will try to set up a junior day. White said he has a current top three of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Maryland and Alabama, Kansas, Oregon, Michigan State, Texas and Indiana have all been showing interest. He will officially cut his list around November, but “Maryland, Oklahoma and Arkansas will definitely make the cut.” White also added he wants to visit Oklahoma.

2016 DeMatha WR Tino Ellis said he was unable to visit for the WVU game, but he’s “been invited back for the Ohio State game.” Teammates of lone 2016 commit Lorenzo Harrison, Ellis is a talented receiver that has made plays for DeMatha this season. Maryland and Virginia Tech are the reported “top two” for Ellis, but he had previously mentioned that “all schools are even.” For Maryland Ellis said he “grew up watching Maryland, they’re right down the street, a lot of friends go there and I like their style of play.” Certainly have to like the Terps chances in this one.

  • 2016 St Johns DT Savohn Hunt said since the contact period, he’s heard from UNC, Clemson, Towson, Boston College, Purdue, Kentucky, UConn, Cincinnati, Kansas State, Miami (FL), UCF, Temple, Toledo, Western Michigan, Wake Forest, Rutgers and NC State. What’s surprising is that there’s no Maryland, but that didn’t stop Hunt from talking about the Terps. “Hopefully they’ll offer because I would love to go there. I’m looking for a school that has a coaching staff who believes in me as a player and trusts my abilities. Also, I’m looking for a school where I can make great connections and that can set me up for after football.” With defensive tackle a likely priority in the 2016 class, expect Maryland to look at Hunt a little bit harder. It helps that freshman QB/WR Will Ulmer is former teammates with Hunt.