Early in his recruitment process, 6-foot-4, 215-pound Atholton High School quarterback Brian McMahon has impressed numerous impressive football programs including University of Maryland, University of Pennsylvania, University of North Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest, University of Virginia, and Richmond. Amongst these schools, University of Maryland has jumped into McMahon's top two, sitting at the top of the junior's list with UPenn.
After a recent visit to a Maryland practice, the 2012 recruit quickly fell in love with the Terps and the University, Maryland has a great campus. After watching the practice, I can definitely tell they are going in the right direction, said McMahon. Maryland has seemed to fit the dual-threat quarterback's wants in a school, I want a good coaching staff that can develop and maximize my ability, McMahon explained. It is also very important for the school to have solid academics, and a winning tradition. Although they have yet to speak, McMahon believes that Maryland Head Coach Randy Edsall has been impressive early, He's a great coach, I really like what he is doing with their program, said McMahon.
Also adding to the allure of the Terps is the decision of McMahon's younger brother to attend the University this fall, It would be a dream come true to go to school with my brother, said McMahon. There are going to be other factors, but that is definitely a big plus.
McMahon thrived both through the air, and on the ground in his junior season; amassing 1,109 passing yards, with 13 passing touchdowns, and a 80% passing percentage, while gaining 582 yards and 4 touchdowns on the ground. McMahon hopes this dual-threat ability at the quarterback position will help him receive an offer soon, I think my ability to run as well as pass is big for a lot of schools, explained McMahon. I also have good size, and can memorize a playbook quickly. McMahon continues to work hard despite the lack of an offer; I am in the weight room every day. My receivers and I meet and practice on our own a few times a week. I am very committed and always want to better myself, said McMahon. Going forward, McMahon plans on going to camps over the summer and, Showing schools what he has to offer.