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.)-40 vs. Central Catholic (Lawrence, Mass.)-21
St. John's Prep running back and Maryland commit Johnathan Thomas had 228 rushing yards on 27 carries, but his biggest play of the night came on defense, where he recently moved from linebacker to safety. In the fourth quarter, Thomas intercepted Central Catholic quarterback Michael Milano deep in the Raiders' end zone, and went 107…YES ONE HUNDRED AND SEVEN yards for a touchdown. WATCH HERE.
Thomas also had a key fumble recovery in the third quarter with the score tied and the Raiders' closing in on the Eagles' end zone. On the ensuring drive, Thomas had a 70-yard run and capped the drive with a 5-yard touchdown to give the Eagles a one score lead and they never looked back.
Thomas has rushed for 652 yards through three games this season, including back-to-back game with over 200 yards.
Just for fun, remember last week Thomas broke SIX tackles to pick up 41 yards on this carry: WATCH HERE.
2. MLB/TE Tyler Burke
Coatesville (Pa.) High-42 vs. Avon Grove (West Grove, Pa.)-13
Coatesville (Pa.) High beat Avon Grove (West Grove, Pa.), 42-13. The Red Raiders middle linebacker and Terp commit Tyler Burke had another big game. Burke had four total tackles, including three TFLs, a forced fumble, and touchdown. Burke stripped Avon quarterback Tanner Peck in the second quarter. Coatesville recovered the fumble and scored on the ensuing drive. Burke caught a partially-blocked Avon punt and took it 50 yards for a touchdown.
On Saturday, Burke made the trip down to M&T Bank Stadium to catch Maryland dominate West Virginia, 37-0.
3. DT Brett Kulka
General McLane (Edinboro, Pa.)-56 vs. Franklin (Pa.)-7
General McLane (Edinboro, Pa.) beat Franklin (Pa.) 56-7, in a non-conference game on Friday. Terp commit defensive tackle Brett Kulka had three total tackles, including two tackles for loss. Kulka combined for one and a half sacks for a loss of 12 yards in the game. The Lancers standout had 13 total tackles, including four TFLs, one and a half sacks, and a forced fumble through four games this season.
4. TE Andrew Gray
Chardon (OH)-35 vs. Eastlake (OH) North-0
Chardon tight end and Terp commit Andrew Gray caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Patrick Sullivan in the win.
5. OT Jared Cohen
McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.)-41 vs. Georgetown Prep (Bethesda, Md.)-10
McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.) offensive lineman and Terp commit Jared Cohen beat Georgetown Prep (Bethesda, Md.) 41-10. No specific stats were available for this game.
6. OT Larry Mazyck
Iowa Western (Council Bluffs, IA)-33 vs. DuPage (Glen Ellyn, IL)-0
Iowa Western (Council Bluffs, IA) rolled to a 33-0 win over DuPage (Glen Ellyn, IL) on Saturday. Maryland commit, Larry Mazyck helped anchor the Reivers offensive line that paved the way for the Reivers 510 yards of total offense, including 240 rushing and 270 passing yards.
7. DT David Shaw
Spring Grove (Pa.)-42 vs. Kennard-Dale (Pa.)-30
Spring Grove defensive tackle and Terp commit David Shaw helped hold Kennard-Dale to just 25 passing yards, as the Rockets improved to 3-1 on the year.
8. OT Brendan Moore
Cedar Park (Texas)-44 vs. Westwood (Austin, Texas)-14
Westwood (Austin, Texas) lost to Cedar Park (Texas) 44-14. Westwood offensive tackle and Terp commit Brendan Moore helped the Warriors combine for 235 yards despite the loss.
9. QB William Ulmer
DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.)-26 vs. St. John's College High (Washington, D.C.)-21
St. John's College High (Washington, D.C) lost a heartbreaker to DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.) in their WCAC opener, 26-21. Terp quarterback commit Will Ulmer had a big day for the Cadets despite the loss. Ulmer successfully completed a pass to pick up a first down on a fake field goal attempt, and also had a 65-yard touchdown run.
20. OLB/DE Jesse Aniebonam
Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)-30 vs. Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.)-20
It was a tough week for Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Maryland), who lost at home to Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.) on Homecoming night. To make matters much worse, in the third quarter Falcons defensive end and Terp commit Jesse Aniebonam made a tackle and was unintentionally hit from behind by one of his teammates. Aniebonam was rolling on the ground holding his head before the training staff ran out to the field. The athletic trainers held Aniebonam still while they waited for an ambulance to arrive. He was taken off on a stretcher and transported via ambulance to a local hospital. He spent the weekend in the hospital getting MRI's and other tests, but it is obviously a very hard time for Jesse and his family. As I said before please keep him in your thoughts and prayers…any updates I receive on him I will pass along.
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