Faust has Terps in Top 5

2011 basketball prospect Nick Faust talks to TSR about his visit to campus and recruiting.

Nick Faust, a Scout.com four-star shooting guard from Baltimore City College, paid a visit to College Park last weekend to see how the Terps rank against his other four possible schools; Marquette, Oregon State, Florida State, and Villanova.

Faust, 6’6’ and 187 pounds, had played at College Park before, but never been on the full tour of the campus, which he was impressed with.

The tour included a stop at the football game, where Faust saw Terp freshman Danny O’Brien display his skills on the field against Florida International University.

“The highlight of my trip was the football game, seeing the fan support,” said Faust.

Faust has been in contact with all the coaches at Maryland, including Gary Williams. He likes the coaching staff, especially the way they are recruiting him so heavily.

“I like Gary Williams a lot,” said Faust. “Yes, definitely,” he said to seeing himself playing for him.

Faust is also getting outside encouragement from New Jersey point guard Sterling Gibbs, who committed to the Terps in April and also five-star recruit Johnny O’Bryant who has Maryland on his list.

“I talk to them all the time about how things are going, and also how I’m liking Maryland,” Faust said.

"I think we could win a championship."

Faust will be making a trip to Villanova soon, followed by Florida State, but his in-house visits are completed. All five schools at the top of Faust’s list attended, and he was happy with how they went.

Faust admits to watching the NCAA Tournament last year, but doesn’t let it heavily impact him.

“It was just a great look to see how the offenses are, and how coaches coach,” he said.

If Faust decides to become a Terp, he would be joining good company with Gibbs, possibly O’Bryant, and last year’s freshman standout Jordan Williams.

“I think he was a great freshman,” Faust said of the dominant forward Williams. “He could have a big impact this year.”

Faust is working on getting stronger and improving his ball handling now, and will make his decision in November.

Faust says no school is leading his list, and it’s going to come down to, “me feeling like I’m at home, making an impact freshman year, and a good relationship with the coaches.”

Faust says he could see himself calling College Park home, coaches are projecting him to be an impact his first year, and likes the coaches.

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