Brothers In Arms Recruiting Notes

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Recruiting notes and nuggets from Sunday's Brothers In Arms classic at the University of Maryland. It featured three games and has updates on more than a dozen prospects.

Recruiting notes from Sunday's Brothers in Arms football classic at the University of Maryland's Byrd Stadium:

  • Four-star cornerback Jalen Tabor of Washington (D.C.) Friendship Academy said he remains focused on Florida, Vanderbilt, Alabama and Maryland. He said he would make official visits to Maryland, Florida and Alabama, and would try to fit one in to Vanderbilt before he announces his decision at the Under Armor bowl in early January.

  • Friendship Collegiate defensive back Daejuan Funderburk decommitted from Temple and is now looking at Rutgers, Wisconsin, Arizona, Kentucky and Maryland. He says he will officially visit Arizona for the Oregon game in November.

  • Friendship Collegiate running back Jonathan Haden, who is committed to Arizona, said he will make his official visit after the season. He added he was drawn to the Wildcats because of the offense, and how coach Rich Rodriguez runs an up-tempo, fast offense.

  • Friendship Collegiate class of 2015 offensive tackle Quarvez Boulware is hearing from USC, and North Carolina State. However, his top two schools remain Maryland and Florida State, with Maryland seeming to have the edge on the Seminoles.

  • Friendship Collegiate class of 2015 defensive back Ashton White has offers from Maryland, Ohio State, and Virginia Tech. He is also hearing from: USC, Tennessee, Florida State, West Virginia, Rutgers and North Carolina. His closest relationship right now is with the coaches at Virginia Tech, where he speaks mainly with assistant coaches Aaron Morehead and Torrian Gray.

  • Class of 2016 Friendship Collegiate offensive lineman Richard Merritt has a North Carolina offer and is getting interest from Virginia Tech, Old Dominion and Florida State.

  • Cocoa (Fla.) High class of 2015 cornerback Jamel Dean is listing five offers: Florida, Ohio State, Miami, and, Temple, Mississippi State. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Dean grew up a Gator fan, but he said the Buckeyes are at the top of his list at this point, and he is building a strong relationship with Ohio State assistant Tim Hinton.

  • Cocoa defensive tackle Freddie Booth-Lloyd had the highlight of the day when he picked off a Gonzaga pass and returned it 81 yards for a touchdown.

    The 6-3, 315-pounder went on a 15 school tour this summer. His top three from the tour were: LSU, Alabama, and Vanderbilt. Booth-Lloyd said of the schools that have offered, his top two are Tulane and Georgia Tech.

    He plans make his decision at Cocoa's first home game against Astronaut (Titusville, FL) High. If he does pick up an offer from LSU, it could be a game changer, and the Tigers would vault to the top of his list.

  • Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga class of 2015 wide receiver Jabari Greenwood visited Maryland on Saturday, and he was impressed with the Terps' season opener against FIU. When Gonzaga travels to play St. Peter's Prep in New Jersey net weekend, Greenwood and his teammates will practice at Rutgers. He also camped at Rutgers in June, and his coach is former Rutgers linebacker Aaron Brady.

    Greenwood has been in contact with the Rutgers staff and is starting to form a bond with wide receivers coach Matt Simon and offensive line coach Damian Wroblewski.. He also said he plans to visit either Virginia or Pittsburgh during Gonzaga's Sept. 28 bye week.

  • Gonzaga class 2015 two-way lineman Richie Petitbon Jr. said he plans to make a trip out to the west over Christmas to see Stanford, Oregon and USC, and he hopes to visit Ohio State, Michigan and Wisconsin (a mini Big Ten tour) either the weekend of Sept. 28 or later in the year.

    He said Alabama, Penn State, LSU and Maryland are in contact with him the most, but he added Wisconsin, Virginia, Vanderbilt and Maryland, where he visited Saturday for the season opener, are also showing him a lot of interest.

    Petitbon also noted he was contacted by a number of schools Sunday, the first day 2015 prospects can receive calls, and mentioned Oregon and USC were among the schools to reach out.

  • Gonzaga class of 2015 cornerback Marcus Lewis holds offers from Maryland, Clemson and Temple. He visited Clemson last weekend, has been to Maryland several times and will visit Temple after the season.

    "No school is ahead," he said. "I love all three of them."

    He is also hearing from Indiana, Miami, Georgia Tech, Rutgers Iowa, Penn State and Georgia.

  • Class of 2015 quarterback Nick Johns of Gonzaga holds an offer from Virginia and visited the campus for Saturday's opener, although he had to leave before meeting with coach Mike London to rest for his game Sunday because of the lengthy weather delay .

    Johns is also hearing from Maryland, Rutgers, Penn State, Wake Forest, Mississippi State and Tennessee.

  • Bradenton (Fla.) Manatee class of 2015 defensive tackle Ryan Fines, who joined Manatee the team after moving from Colorado, is starting to attract attention on the recruiting trail. He has heard from Nebraska, Cincinnati, Florida State and Miami, and he made a visit to Florida.

  • Manatee defensive tackle DeMarcus Christmas is already committed to Florida State and he is trying to get one of his teammates, Missouri running back Trevon Walters to come with him. He said he think he has a shot at flipping Walters. Christmas said he will take his official visit either the last week of Manatee's season or after his high school season is over.

  • As for Walters, he is committed to Missouri but said he is "still open a little bit" to other schools, and added Minnesota was making a hard push for him and Toledo was also showing a lot of interest.

  • Manatee cornerback Darian Dailey holds offers from Tulane, Ball State, Kent State and Toledo, and he said he wants to make a decision in the coming weeks. He said he speaks mostly with the coaches from Tulane, Kent State and Toledo.

  • Manatee offensive lineman Michael Galati committed to South Florida a month ago, and he said playing an hour from his home where family and friends can see him play regularly.

    "I'm big on family," he said. "That was a huge part, and I love their campus."

    Galati said he is also recruiting Walters, and he brought him to campus recently for a practice.

  • Baltimore Gilman outside linebacker/defensive end Melvin Keihn trimmed his list to Virginia, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Miami, Georgia Tech, California, Rutgers, Wake Forest and North Carolina.

    Keihn is planning to visit Virginia, Virginia Tech, Miami, Georgia Tech, Rutgers and Maryland. He wants to cut to his top schools by the end of the month, and he wants to take official visits before he commits.

  • Class of 2016 Cocoa cornerback Chauncey Gardner is committed to Miami and is focused on keeping it that way, saying, "I am going to be a Cane." He also holds a Temple offer, which he just recently received. Gardner will be at the Miami vs. Florida game this weekend.

  • Cocoa cornerback Jamel Jackson holds offers from Florida A&M, South Alabama and Bowling Green. He is also hearing from Cincinnati. He says he remains open in the recruiting process.

  • Class of 2017 Cocoa quarterback Bruce Judson, who will be recruited as a running back, is still searching for his first offer. He received MVP at the Florida camp in eighth grade, and got the attention of the coaching staff.

    Judson called Florida his "dream school." However, he still is open (he is only a freshman) and although a Gator fan growing up, he is open to other schools in the Sunshine state like Florida State and Miami. field reporters Rachel Klein and Jacquie Franciulli contributed to this report)

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