Nov 15, 2014; College Park, MD, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio (left) and Maryland Terrapins head coach Randy Edsall speak before the game at Byrd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
As of late, we have seen the Maryland athletic program being more active than they have been in a while. They have done a pretty decent job recruiting locally, which is an area they have been struggling in. There have been a few major updates in the past week or so. Here is the lastest from the Maryland recruiting trail.
- Terps pick up seventh commitment
Maryland has received their seventh football commit from the Class of 2016 and he happens to be from the state of Maryland. Joey Fisher (Clear Spring) is a 6-foot-5 248 pound defensive end who will join a very young crop of defensive linemen. The Terps were the first to offer Fisher and he rewarded them in the end. Check out his highlight tape.
- Terps offer another DeMatha player
The latest DeMatha Stag to receive an offer from Maryland is offensive lineman Elijah Johnson. He is a monster of a young man and would be a solid pickup for the Terps, especially since they are trying to do a better job recruiting in-state. Johnson holds other offers from West Virginia, Wake Forest, and Rutgers, just to name a few.
- Four-star Class of 2017 DB receives offer
Cornerback Lamont Wade out of Clairton (PA) picked up an offer from Maryland. According to the 247 Sports Composite, Wade is the eighth-best cornerback in the Class of 2017 and the third-best prospect in the state of Pennsylvania. He also holds offers from Ohio State, Penn State, West Virginia, and Pittsburgh.
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- Top target visits Rutgers
The Terps’ prized quarterback target, Dwayne Haskins, announced that he visited Rutgers this past weekend. This may not seem like a big deal, considering recruits visit schools all the time, but Haskins is originally from New Jersey, so Rutgers definitely has a shot. Maryland still appears to be the favorite however.
- Maryland offers top player in Class of 2016
Maryland has officially thrown their hat in the ring for Josh Jackson, the top prospect in the Class of 2016. This marks the ninth offer for the Detroit product. He also holds offers from Arizona, Kansas, and Louisville among others.
- Drexel transfer chooses Louisville
Once Baltimore-native Damion Lee (Calvert Hall) announced that he would be transferring from Drexel, many people believed that he would join the home-state Terps. Maryland cracked Lee’s top five, but he ultimately decided to go to Louisville. This would’ve been a major grab for the Terps, but they will be just fine.