Maryland Recruiting Update: 3.8.15


Sep 27, 2014; Bloomington, IN, USA; Maryland Terrapins head coach Randy Edsall on the field before the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

When it comes to Division I intercollegiate athletic programs, recruiting is a year-round process. Teams are battling with every other school for the nation’s most talented prospects.

Of late, the Maryland Terrapins have been successful, drawing interest from some big-time high school athletes. Here’s an update on the Maryland recruiting trail.


  • Diamond Stone, Maryland’s prized recruiting target in the Class of 2015, is still up in the air on his college decision. The 6-foot-10 big man from Milwaukee is currently deciding between Maryland, Oklahoma State, Connecticut, and Wisconsin. Stone is rated a five-star prospect by ESPN and is the seventh highest-ranked prospect in the ESPN100. It’s a known fact that he’s high on the Terps, but considering Stone is from Wisconsin, they’ll have to push hard to fend off the hometown Badgers.
  • The Terps also have their eyes set on another big man, Class of 2015 center Yankuba Sima. Sima is 6-foot-11 and is the 37th-best center in the class, according to ESPN. He is also considering Baylor and Louisville. 247Sports’ Crystal Ball predicts that the Terps will be able to land Sima.
  • Maryland is in the hunt for 4-star JUCO (Midland College) wingman Maurice O’Field. Many believe the Terps are likely to land the dynamic athlete.
  • Class of 2016 commit Anthony Cowan was named First Team All-WCAC. The four-star point guard committed to Maryland back in January.
  • The Terps are in play for two more 2016 guards: Markelle Fultz out of Dematha and Curtis Jones of Huntington Prep in West Virginia. Maryland appears more likely to land Jones than Fultz.
  • Maryland is getting a head start with the Class of 2017, offering a scholarship to four-star wing

    Myles Douglas

    from Baltimore.

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    • Class of 2016 wide receiver Marcus Simms (Sherwood) appears to have Maryland as his top college choice. The three-star prospect also holds offers from Boston College, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, and Rutgers.
    • Trevon Diggs, younger brother of Stefon and four-star receiver in the Class of 2016, has reportedly announced that Alabama is his favorite right now.
    • Class of 2016 defensive end Terrell Hall committed to Ohio State over Maryland last week.
    • The Terps have offered Class of 2017 defensive end Josh Kaindoh (Mount Carmel). Kaindoh also holds offers from Florida State and Ohio State.
    • Maryland made offers to three Class of 2016 linebackers last week: Kyle Taylor (Gonzaga), Noah Burks from Indianapolis, and Dontavious Jackson out of Houston.
    • Four-star Class of 2016 receiver Aaron Mathews placed Maryland in his top four schools, along with West Virginia, Boston College, and Pittsburgh.

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