Dorleant Still Strong on Terps

2011 Terps commit Makinton Dorleant hopes to use the offseason to prepare for College Park.'s three-star defensive back Makinton Dorleant from Naples, Florida de-committed from Wisconsin in early December and committed to Maryland before Christmas.

Dorleant saw Connecticut play Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl and the next day saw freshman Terps defensive back Mario Rowson's Facebook status saying that Randy Edsall was going to be the coach.

“I thought he was playing around. I didn't know who Randy Edsall was at the time,” said Dorleant after seeing Rowson's status. “I thought he was joking around saying it was a player.”

Dorleant called Terps defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Don Brown, whom he talks to weekly, to confirm the news about Edsall.

This isn't the first time Dorleant has been faced with a coaching change. His junior year at Lely High School his coach was fired early in the season, and the Trojans started 0-2, but went on a six game winning streak to end the season.

“Hopefully coach Edsall comes in and does the same and hopefully puts the Terps in the BCS Championship real soon,” Dorleant said.

To prepare for his move to College Park, Dorleant is trying to get bigger and polish his technique. He'd gained three pounds in the last few weeks and relies on his mother's fresh home cooking to keep his diet in check.

“She knows how to put weight on me. I'll eat a variety of things at home from pork to fish to chicken to ribs.”

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