Maryland has 10 commits in its 2014 class so far, and TurtleSportsReport.com checks in on how each of the current Terp commits faired in their games last weekend.
1. RB Johnathan Thomas
St. John's Prep (Danvers, Mass.)-36 vs. Brockton (Mass.)-22
St. John's Prep running back Johnathan Thomas ran for 263 yards on 31 carries and three touchdowns to lead his team to a 36-22 win over Brockton.
St. John's Prep was coming off a season-opening loss to Bridgewater Raynham and right off the bat, Thomas made sure that Eagles came out with a win in game two. He got Prep on the board in the first quarter with a 28-yard touchdown run en route to 189 yards on 19 carries in the first half alone.
Terp fans you might want to watch this…Thomas breaks SIX tackles to pick up 41 yards on this carry: CLICK HERE TO WATCHt
2. OLB/DE Jesse Aniebonam
Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.)-21 vs. Calvert Hall (Towson, Md.)-3
Our Lady of Good Counsel beat Calvert Hall 21-3 on September 13. Maryland commit defensive end Jesse Aniebonam had five tackles, two sacks, and 3.5 TFL (although season stats say 4). The Falcons held the Cardinal to -36 rushing yards, allowed Calvert Hall to complete only two-of-11 third downs, caused three sacks for a loss of 23 yards, and did not allow a touchdown.
On the season, Aniebonam, has 14.5 total tackles, three sacks for a loss of 24 yards, 7.5 TFL for a loss of 42 yards, and four pass break ups
3. MLB/TE Tyler Burke
Coatesville (Pa.) High-27 vs. Central Dauphin (Pa.)-14
Coatesville (Pa.) High survived its first test of the season from Central Dauphin last weekend. The Red Raiders won, 27-14 to make them 3-0 on the season. Terp commit Tyler Burke, who plays both middle line backer and tight end, had six tackles, a sack of a loss of 12 yards, and had one reception for nine yards.
4. DT Brett Kulka
General McLane (Edinboro, Pa.)-31 vs. Oil City (Pa.)-21
General McLane (Edinboro, Pa.) beat Oil City (Pa.) 31-21, and Terp commit defensive tackle Brett Kulka had four total tackles.
5. TE Andrew Gray
Chardon (OH)-50 vs. John Adams (Cleveland, OH)-32
Chardon (OH) beat John Adams (Cleveland, OH), 50-32 on September 13. Tough to find stats on this game, but what I did find was that Terp commit tight end and defensive end Andrew Gray had sack in the endzone…cue the safety dance. Chardon had 528 rushing yards in the win.
6. QB William Ulmer
St. John's College High (Washington, D.C.)-35 vs. Roman Catholic (Philadelphia, Pa.)-0
St. John's College High (Washington, D.C.) topped Roman Catholic (Philadelphia, Pa.) 35-0. Terp commit and Cadets quarterback Will Ulmer threw for 97 yards and rushed for 47, including a 6-yard touchdown run.
7. OT Jared Cohen
McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.)-35 vs. William Penn Charter (Philadelphia, Pa.)-0
McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.) went north and topped Matt Ryan's alma matta William Penn Charter (Philadelphia, Pa.), 35-0. Terp commit offensive lineman Jared Cohen helped pave the way for the Eagles to pick up 308 yards on the ground.
8. OT Larry Mazyck
Iowa Western (Council Bluffs, IA)-25 vs. North Dakota State College of Science-0
Iowa Western (Council Bluffs, IA) rolled to a 25-0 win over North Dakota State College of Science. Maryland commit, Larry Mazyck helped anchor the Reivers offensive line that opened up gaps for running back Tay Bender to set a new career-high 173 yards on 31 carries, and two touchdowns.
9. DT David Shaw
Spring Grove (Pa.)-10 vs. West York (Pa.) Area-6
Shaw had a solid outing with six tackles, two tackles for loss and three quarterback hurries. However, Shaw did have six penalties in the game.
10. OT Brendan Moore
Westwood (Austin, Texas)-53 vs. Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)-16.
Westwood (Austin, Texas) lost to Lake Travis (Austin, Texas), 53-16. Terp commit offensive tackle Brendan Moore said that there is still a lot of potential on this Warriors team. They have faced some of the best teams in Texas, which also happen to be out of their district, to them prepare for their conference opponents.
In more interesting news…
Moore said he had about, "four or five" pancakes in the Lake Travis game, and he also said he had about "four or five" in the Warriors game the weekend before. Moore added, "I definitely had more than four or five in my first game but I can't remember exactly how many…but it was a lot."
The Warriors standout rededicated himself to the weight room this summer. The result? He has added 20 pounds, while trimming his 40 time. Moore added 100 pounds to his bench press total, in just six weeks. In addition, he has been doing boxing training and yoga to go along with the strength and conditioning program at Westwood.
Moore is also helping out on the defensive side of the ball as a strong side defensive tackle. While he is still getting down the technique, he already has four TFLs this season.
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