Welcome to Inside the Shell Part II, the weekly Maryland football recruiting roundup. In Part I, we delved deeper into the Keandre Jones (Good Counsel/Olney, Md.) commitment and local class of 2016 recruiting. You can read Part I HERE.
In this edition, we examine where the Terps stand with their remaining class of 2015 targets.
McLean On Board
Well, that was quite a trip.
After months and months of basically saying he had zero interest in staying local, four-star Quince Orchard (Gaithersburg, Md.) defensive tackle Adam McLean did a 180 Dec. 4 and committed to the school just a half hour from home. The former Penn State pledge, who mutually parted ways with the Nittany Lions due to academic and other concerns, only began hinting at the possibility he’s be considering Maryland in the last week or two, which is when head coach Randy Edsall and Co. opted for the hard sell.
And what a sell it was. Edsall began making his overtures soon after the Penn State ordeal went down in mid-November, and after the Terps lost defensive tackle Wes Annan (Lake Forest Academy/Lake Forest, Ill.) to Stanford, he ramped up the pursuit. Pointing to the commitments of Lorenzo Harrison (DeMatha/Hyattsville, Md.) and more recently KeAndre Jones (Good Counsel/Olney, Md.), Edsall had McLean convinced he could be part of the turnaround at Maryland. Then the Terps’ headman did his best Mariano Rivera impersonation Dec. 4, going in-home with McLean and his family to close the deal.
McLean wanted first and foremost to play for a winner, a program that would be in the national eye and contend for conference titles -- and perhaps more. Initially he didn’t see that as possible in College Park, Md., and decided it was more likely to happen in State College, Pa. But now, with more and more elite local talents talking up the Terps and jumping on board, his eyes are clear.
McLean decided he didn’t need to take proposed official visits to Ole Miss, Clemson or Arizona State, and he didn’t need to play his college ball across the country at Washington State. He could potentially accomplish his athletic goals right here in Maryland.
Now, that’s all well and good, but the reason his Terps pop was surprising had less to do with McLean’s previous comments about the program than it did his other issues. Edsall has been known to pass on some supremely talented players that might not succeed academically at Maryland or fit his view of a student-athlete. McLean is a good kid and a likeable individual, but there have been questions about his work ethic and whether his transcripts will be up to snuff. In fact, it’s conceivable he could need a prep year in order to qualify.
Edsall has taken on these challenges before, although McLean is a different type of character than, say, a Stefon Diggs. Diggs may have been a prima donna receiver coming in, but he had an unrivaled ultra-competitive drive and will to win. He just had to be harnessed a bit, and Edsall was able to break through, making Diggs realize he could be a brand builder at Maryland should he buy in. Edsall may have to work a bit harder with McLean for him to reach his potential.
But, at this point, the rewards outweigh the risks. For one, Maryland was in desperate need of defensive line help, and two, all the positive publicity a McLean pop has already generated may reap major dividends down the road -- regardless if the QO product ever plays a down for UMD. McLean has a cult following, so to speak, and has ties throughout the DMV and even beyond. I’m not sure if he’ll be able to convince his buddy Ayron Monroe (St. John’s/Washington, D.C.) or Marcus Lewis (Gonzaga/Washington, D.C.) to come to Maryland, but he could easily affect the status of a few select seniors and numerous class of 2016 recruits.
McLean will actively recruit highly-rated players in the state and beyond, just as he did following his Penn State commitment. I have little doubt he’ll be in the ear of guys like senior five-star defensive end Byron Cowart (Armwood/Seffner, Fla.), along with high-profile local Terps targets like Quarvez Boulware (Friendship Collegiate/Washington, D.C.) and Isaiah Prince (Roosevelt/Greenbelt, Md.).
And just like KeAndre Jones (Good Counsel/Olney, Md.) and Lorenzo Harrison (DeMatha/Hyattsville, Md.), McLean could very well help Maryland with the some of the area’s elite 2016 talents: Dwayne Haskins (Bullis/Potomac. Md.), Trevon Diggs (Avalon/Gaithersburg, Md.), Jauan Williams (Carroll/Washington, D.C.), Tino Ellis (DeMatha), Terrance Davis (DeMatha), Ellison Jordan (Gilman/Baltimore, Md.), Shane Simmons (DeMatha), J.P. Urquidez (DeMatha), Terrell Hall (St. John’s/Washington, D.C.), Devante Brooks (St. John’s), Richard Merritt (Carroll) and others.
Maryland’s stock is trending upwards, and the locals are buying in. In fact, we expect more poppage in the not-too-distant future.
As for McLean’s game, I was unable to see the 6-foot-1, 282-pounder play this year because he was out the majority of the campaign with an injury. When I watched him last season, though, he definitely flashed the qualities that made him a four-star prospect. He’s a high motor fireplug who comes off the ball low and hard, driving from his base. He has violent, aggressive hands, actively disengaging while routinely busting into the backfield. McLean’s a thumper and a finisher, someone who can stick a back in the hole or level a quarterback. He also has the quickness and agility to move down the line and make plays in space. When he wants it, McLean can be relentless in pursuit.
But, again, the concern here is consistency and want-to. If McLean can hone his conditioning and give 100 percent effort, he could be a force in the middle. If not, then he’s merely an average defensive tackle who can be pushed off the ball. It’s up to Chad Wilt and Co. to coach him up and cull out that talent.
The Two Big Local OLs
Before this week, neither Isaiah Prince (Roosevelt/Greenbelt, Md.) nor Quarvez Boulware (Friendship Collegiate/Washington, D.C.) were positive they’d even be taking an official visit to nearby Maryland, a school they’d both seen so many times they’d rendered another extended trip superfluous. But, as we suspected, area recruiter Mike Locksley convinced them otherwise during visits with each this week. Boulware is now set to take his Terps official Dec. 12-14, while Prince will be making the short drive to College Park, Md., Jan. 23-25.
In regards to the Roosevelt tackle, Prince is maintaining a top four of Alabama, Florida, Maryland and Ohio State, with Virginia Tech and Penn State somewhat involved. The Terps and Tide are probably vying for the No. 1 spot; the Gators have fallen off a bit, while Prince never seemed to favor the Buckeyes all that much. The feeling is Alabama is right there for the Greenbelt, Md., but we still like Maryland’s chances with Locksley anchoring the recruitment.
Prince, a New York native, and his family are already familiar with Locksley and Co., and this week’s in-home helped solidify those feelings. The Roosevelt tackle genuinely enjoys being around the UMD program and on campus, and believes Maryland is on the up-and-up. The Dec. 1 commitment of KeAndre Jones -- and perhaps other elite local talents to follow -- coupled with the new indoor facility announcement, only add to the hometown intrigue.
Prince is set to visit Tuscaloosa, Ala., Jan 16 and College Park the week after, possibly giving UMD last dibs. Provided he makes it to Maryland that latter weekend, Terps fans have to like their chances as UMD typically shows out well on official visits.
Prince has not scheduled his other officials at this time, though we suspect he will take in Florida, OSU and perhaps a PSU or a Va Tech.
As for Boulware, he now has three officials set up to UMD (Dec. 12), Alabama (Jan. 16) and Wake Forest (Jan. 23). Florida and North Carolina remain in the game and could also receive trips, but UNC seems to have lost ground.
It remains to be seen how hard of a push the Tide will really make. They haven’t extended a firm scholarship yet, and may still favor other offensive linemen ahead of the FCA guard. Plus Alabama already has four offensive line commits in this class, including three guards and a center. Although former Friendship coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim is on the Tide’s staff, I get the feeling Boulware senses he may have greater opportunities elsewhere.
Florida, even though head coach Will Muschamp is out, still has Boulware’s ear. He will likely officially visit Gainesville, Fla., sometime in January in order to meet new head coach Jim McElwain and delve deeper into the program. Of course, Boulware already liked what he saw at UF during a summer trip, mentioning he was comfortable on campus and would fit in well. Plus he knows the Gators are in need of offensive linemen and offer him a chance to play in the SEC.
If we had to pick UMD’s main competitor for Boulware’s services, it would be Florida.
That said, Wake Forest has made some headway, and the Deacons’ staff is making a heck of a push. They visited Boulware this week, and the D.C. product is genuinely fond of the coaches and the school. Boulware is originally from the Carolina area, so Wake Forest represents a homecoming of sorts for him. It will be interesting to see what he says following his official to Winston Salem, N.C.
But, as we’ve surmised previously, we think Maryland has the stuff to stave off the Deacons and Gators. Locksley and Randy Edsall have both made their overtures, with the latter attending one of Boulware’s games and the former going to visit him earlier this week. The family pull, the stay-home movement and the chance to contribute early during his career have long been major factors for Boulware. Plus now he can clearly see the program’s direction what with top locals jumping on board, in addition to the new facility announcement.
On top of that, Locksley has known Boulware since his freshman year and has advanced a relationship that extends beyond football and small talk. We think, in the end, the staff’s persistent effort will pay off on Signing Day.
Two Big JUCO DLs
More good news for Terps fans: The staff looks to be in position to snag a pair of post-grad defensive linemen by the junior college signing day, Dec. 18. Defensive end/tackle Drew Bailey (Pear River C.C./Hattiesburg, Miss.) and defensive end Ulric Jones (Butler C.C./El Dorado, Kans.), who is already a “soft” UMD verbal, are both set to officially visit College Park over the next two weekends.
Jones’ recruitment actually seemed like it was in a precarious position as both he and his coach went dead silent for several weeks following his Nov. 10 Maryland “commitment.” Recall, the Alabama native let area recruiter Chad Wilt know he wanted in, but apparently his verbal wouldn’t become official until he met head coach Randy Edsall and went through the visit process.
That sounded just fine, but when would said visit take place? Nary a soul at Pearl River seemed to know, and when no one responded to our calls and texts we began to question his status. Finally, though, we broke through Dec. 2, and Jones assured us he would indeed be visiting College Park Dec. 12-14 to firm up his commitment.
As for Bailey, he’s set to be at Maryland this weekend for his third of four official visits. The Georgia native said Wilt came to see him Nov. 30, and the two had a “good talk” about life, football and the benefits of a UMD education. Bailey seems genuinely intrigued by Maryland’s communications program (he wants to be a sports writer or broadcaster) and the opportunities surrounding the school. He also fancies the idea of playing in the Big Ten and potentially starting right away on Maryland’s soon-to-be-depleted defensive line.
On top of that, Bailey said his father, who lives in Florida, already knows Terps’ receivers coach Keenan McCardell and was set to meet with both the UMD assistant and head coach Randy Edsall Dec. 2.
Add it all up, and that’s a lot working in UMD’s favor. But after taking in Maryland Dec. 5-7, Bailey is set to see Louisville Dec. 12. The Cardinals anted up with an offer Dec. 3, and we suspect they could pose a problem for the Terps. We still think Wilt’s efforts and Maryland’s benefits will pay off here, but UMD fans might have to sweat out that final official. It’s worrisome that UL will have the final impression.
Aside from Maryland and Louisville, Bailey has already taken in both N.C. State and Fresno State, two programs he visited during Thanksgiving break. He had plenty of compliments for both, though it was clear he favored the Wolfpack over the Bulldogs. State and its coaches are pushing hard on this one, and headman Dave Doren personally visited Bailey to make his pitch.
It’s not out of the question for Bailey to land in Raleigh, N.C., though the vibe is Maryland and Louisville are the teams to beat.
Following his final official, Bailey will be choose his destination and sign on Dec. 18. (ARTICLE).
Terps In PA
Head coach Randy Edsall, offensive line coach Greg Studrawa and tight ends coach John Dunn were all in Pennsylvania earlier this week, checking in on at least two names of note.
The first, of course, is much-bandied-about outside linebacker Amir Ealey from Coatesville, Pa. Dunn and Edsall reportedly went to see Ealey Dec. 3, and the two-way Pennsylvania star is set to visit College Park Dec. 12-14, the second of his officials.
The latest in-home helped solidify Maryland’s standing with Ealey, who is slotted for outside linebacker, but could be converted to tight end at UMD. The Coatesville product already had the Terps sitting pretty, and though he backed off the word “favorite” in our latest interview with him, he still thinks highly of the program.
Dunn has made plenty of headway with him, and Ealey is excited about the direction the program is headed after finishing 7-5 in its first Big Ten season. Moreover, he gushed over his first visit to College Park for the UMD-West Virginia game, saying the area; staff; and atmosphere all resonated.
At the same time, Ealey does have his eyes on a couple other suitors. Before taking in Maryland Dec. 12-14, he will see Syracuse Dec. 5-7. Then it’s off to Pittsburgh and UCF, though he hasn’t set up those dates yet. Staffs from the Orange and Panthers both came to see Ealey this week, and it sounds like the 6-4, 230-pounder has each program under consideration.
A fifth official is still up in the air, but it wouldn’t surprise us if it’s UVA. Virginia has been lurking in the background, but the Wahoos’ staff is apparently making a late push. Ealey has talked up the Cavs in the past, citing the academic opportunities and the location (it’s closer to his original home in the Carolinas), and it wouldn’t shock us if Virginia worked right into the thick of things by January. In fact, some have suggested UVA might just swoop right in and scoop Ealey up before it’s all said and done.
Following his four or five officials, Ealey should be able to make his college decision in mid- to late-January.
The other senior prospect the Terps have checked in on is Central Catholic (Pittsburgh, Pa.) safety Johnny Petrishen. Greg Studrawa attended one of his games earlier this fall and then returned this week to make another overture. Evidently Petrishen was impressed with Studrawa’s pitch, namely the school’s academic reputation; high graduation rates; and the progress UMD made in the Big Ten this year. Petrishen also knows former Central-Catholic-stars-turned-Terps Anthony Nixon and Perry Hills.
The issue is Maryland hasn’t offered Petrishen yet, and the Central Catholic safety said he probably wouldn’t visit College Park unless he had a scholarship. Given that, his focus seems to be on Penn State -- which just offered last weekend when he attended the Nittany Lions’ game -- Virginia and Pittsburgh.
The PSU offer was a potential game-changer, while Pitt and UVA have been longtime favorites considering the Wahoos and Panthers have been on him for months. Pitt’s staff was in to see Petrishen this week, and they’ve made it clear they don’t want the local product to leave the city.
After officials to State College, Pa., Charlottesville, Va., and Pittsburgh, Pa., look for Petrishen to take one or two more before deciding on a school in late January. Syracuse and Northwestern are vying for a trip, along with Maryland.
Note: We were also informed the Terps stopped by Exeter High (Reading, Pa.) in order to check in on four-star junior offensive tackle Michal Menet. The Terps, along with 20 other programs, have offered Menet, but he is considered Penn State’s to lose.
Terps In New York
Maryland area recruiter Lyndon Johnson and Randy Edsall visited Trinity-Pawling (Pawling, N.Y.) defensive end Austrian Robinson this week, and the 6-4, 270-pounder said it was a productive meeting and he is looking forward to his College Park official Dec. 6-8. Robinson has developed a rapport with both Johnson and defensive line coach Chad Wilt, and both have done well selling the edge rusher on Maryland values. Moreover, Robinson feels comfortable on campus, knows UMD needs D-linemen, and likes the fact College Park is only a couple hours from New York. He called Maryland a “great fit” and said it’s still his No. 1 suitor … for the time being.
We do think the Terps are right in play for Robinson, but we remain leery of Penn State (he called the Nittany Lions’ late November offer “really big”), which he visited last weekend. The Trinity-Pawling product didn’t have a chance to meet with the Nittany Lions’ staff, but he was taken by the stadium atmosphere and PSU’s defense. Robinson could conceivably take a second trip to State College, either officially or unofficially, though no date has been set yet.
Another team to watch out for is Miami, which Robinson is set to officially visit sometime in January. He’s long listed the Hurricanes as a viable candidate and seems eager to see the Coral Gables, Fla., school first-hand. The Miami staff may be ramping up the pursuit, so we’ll see what kind of in-roads they can make.
Others in contention include UCF and Ole Miss, the latter of which just offered Robinson a couple weeks ago. He’s tentatively scheduled to see the Rebels Jan. 25, though we suspect that could change.
The current vibe is Maryland and Penn State are probably fighting for the top spot, with Miami running a close third and a chance to improve its standing following a standout official. All that said, Robinson isn’t making his decision until late January, so there’s time for his recruitment to change. We can’t make a definitive call on this one until Robinson takes his officials.
Another prime Terps defensive line target, Jamal Milan (Al Raby/Chicago, Ill.), updated his status earlier this week, and he all but eliminated Maryland from consideration. There is still a shot area recruiter Chad Wilt, who Milan has terrific respect for, could convince the Chicago product to reconsider -- provided UMD’s defensive line coach visits the Al Raby plugger -- but, at the present moment, it’s not looking great for the red and white.
Milan, recall, was supposed to officially visit College Park in November, but he said a football injury precluded him from doing so. A couple days later, Milan mentioned how he and Wilt were discussing a rescheduled trip for late January, which may have been a blessing in disguise for the Terps considering they could’ve had last dibs.
But Milan now seems to be trending in another direction. He picked up a long-coveted North Carolina offer earlier this week, and immediately began planning an official to Chapel Hill, N.C. In addition, he’s still looking to see mainstays Indiana (Dec. 5-7), Syracuse and Minnesota, the latter two in January. Milan already officially visited Iowa State, and has raved about the Cyclones in the weeks since then. For the time being, he is keeping the Cyclones No. 1, noting how he “fell in love” with the program following his trip.
Milan did take time to talk up Wilt and Maryland, but I sensed the Terps may have backed off a little here. While Milan said he still maintains contact with Wilt, the defensive tackle made it seem like the Cyclones, Hoosiers, Orange, Tar Heels and Golden Gophers were making more persistent efforts.
Either way, we’ll monitor the situation and see if anything changes. Look for Milan to select his school at some point in mid- to late-January. (ARTICLE).
One Last Push In The Sunshine State
Maryland is still alive for Lakewood (St. Petersburg, Fla.) receiver Ryan Davis, as Terps area recruiter Mike Locksley went in-home with the dynamic four-star Dec. 2. Davis has routinely offered up effusive praise for Locksley, noting how UMD’s offensive coordinator has maintained consistent contact and built a relationship with both he and his father.
As we’ve mentioned previously, the chance to start right away at Maryland and potentially develop into the next Stefon Diggs hold major appeal for Davis, who extoled College Park following his official visit Sept. 13. Another trip to UMD, which would be his third (he saw Maryland for the first time June 28 for the Big Show camp), is still in the works, and if it comes to fruition, well, it might be time for Terps fans to get excited.
But even though Locksley has broken through to Davis, we’re not ready to forecast him to UMD just yet. After all, Maryland isn’t the only school with an ace recruiter going hard after the Lakewood product. Assistants from Florida, Kentucky, Texas Tech, Ole Miss and USF have all been in to see Davis, and the former three programs, along with Florida State, are under substantial consideration.
Florida, which just brought Colorado State’s Jim McElwain on board to replace Will Muschamp, still has to be considered a front-runner. We’ll have to see what kind of a pitch the new headman makes, but it’s probably a safe bet Davis will buy it. The receiver really wasn’t fazed when Muschamp was ousted, and is more concerned with playing time, fitting into the offense, and winning titles than who’s at the helm.
Davis has visited Gainesville numerous times for games, while assistant Chris Leak has won him over as well. The St. Petersburg prospect knows he’d have a prime opportunity to shine in UF’s scheme, plus it’s a chance to help turn around the hometown school. He’ll be taking an official visit to Florida in January.
Florida State, which will also receive an official, is in a similar boat. Davis was just in Tallahassee for the FSU-UF showdown and has been a regular on campus. The opportunity to play -- and play early -- for a championship contender is a major draw that has many surmising the Seminoles could hop the Gators on Davis’ favorites list. That is, if head coach Jimbo Fisher truly wants him; there is still some question as to whether FSU has extended a firm offer.
Texas Tech has also been making a charge, and assistant Kevin Curtis has let it be known how much Davis is wanted and needed. He’d have a chance to start right away in Lubbock, Texas, a notion that has piqued the recruit’s interest. Look for Davis to take an official to Tech next month.
Kentucky still holds some appeal too after the Wildcats saw him this week. Like the other schools he’s considering, Davis would be able to line up and have an immediate impact in the Wildcats’ spread. Davis is considering officially visiting Lexington, Ky., in January.
At the moment, we still think the Florida schools have the edge, but the Terps are right there. We’ll see what kind of traction Locksley and Co. can gain in the weeks leading up to Signing Day.
Meanwhile, Davis’ friend, five-star defensive end Byron Cowart (Armwood/Seffner, Fla.), is somewhat back in the picture for UMD. Cowart practically eliminated Maryland back in October, but Locksley went in-home with him Dec. 3 and has the nation’s No. 1 prospect at least considering the Terps.
Along with Davis, Cowart did visit UMD June 28 and returned for a College Park official Sept. 13. He left holding the university in high regard, noting how the Terps were “going places” and could potentially make some noise in the not-too-distant future.
But even as he listed Maryland among his top five suitors, Cowart made it seem like the Terps were a courtesy fifth, with his primary focus on Florida, Florida State, Alabama and Oregon. Auburn just entered the picture as well what with former Gators coach Will Muschamp rumored to be the Eagles’ next defensive coordinator.
The consensus is Cowart remains the Gators’ and Seminoles’ to lose, and the five-star will be closely monitoring both down the stretch. Cowart will undoubtedly meet McElwain and try to get a sense what kind of ship he’ll be running. (For what it's worth, here's what he told Scout's Florida site: “Apparently he was at Bama when they won those national championships, that's good. That's all I really know about him, but he coached at Bama, so that's good. I'll have to talk to him and see what his plan is for me in the defense, hopefully he has me standing up. With or without Coach Muschamp I always said Florida will find the right guy to get the program going.")
Cowart will also be watching to see what kind of state Florida State is in after its season. Cowart is somewhat concerned the Seminoles will be placed on probation following the Jameis Winston incidents.
Oregon, for the moment, remains in play, though the Ducks may be on the outside looking in. Auburn could become a viable contender, but the Eagles probably won’t overtake the Florida programs.
As for the Terps, their best shot -- and it is a long shot -- may be to bring in Ryan Davis and have him help recruit Cowart. Right now, despite Locksley’s efforts, Cowart’s interest seems to lie with those schools closest to home.
UAB Closes Its Program
On Dec. 2, UAB announced that its football program, which had been in existence since 1991 and is bowl eligible this season, was shutting down due to financial constraints. Which means all of its student-athletes are released from their scholarships and are free to transfer to other programs sans penalty.
There will undoubtedly be numerous FBS schools scanning UAB’s roster list in search of potential depth additions, and we expect Maryland will be one of them. The Terps are in need of defensive linemen and a quarterback with C.J. Brown set to graduate and Caleb Rowe coming off an ACL tear.
A quick glance at the roster and the Blazers’ statistics suggests the D-line options are rather underwhelming, however. All of their main defensive line contributors are current seniors and set to graduate. But UAB does have a junior quarterback who might just fit the bill. Cody Clements (6-2, 210) is a junior college transfer from California who earned the Blazers’ starting gig in the summer.
A pocket passer who can scramble if he has to, Clements ended up completing 66.5 percent of his throws (183-of-275) for 2,227 yards and 14 touchdowns against eight interceptions. He did struggle against some of UAB’s more prominent opponents like Mississippi State, Florida International and Marshall, however, so there may be questions regarding his viability in the Big Ten. But given Maryland’s need for an experienced triggerman, Clements is probably worth a look as a one-year stopgap.
It Took Us Awhile, But…
We finally had to remove Marcus Lewis (Gonzaga/Washington, D.C.) from the hot board. The thought was the mercurial Lewis, who has committed and decommitted from two different schools, might eventually come around and opt to stay home. But, even with some of the pro-Terps rumblings in the DMV, we just don’t see it happening.
Lewis took official visits to Washington State and Clemson, and has Kentucky, Ole Miss and Miami coming up next. He has not given any indication Maryland could work its way into the mix. Currently the Wildcats, the program teammate Jabari Greenwood is committed to, is considered the frontrunner.
Terps Active In Florida
Besides seeing Byron Cowart and Ryan Davis, it looks like the Terps’ staff checked in on a few of the Sunshine State’s rising underclassmen stars as well. At least five Florida sophomores or juniors claimed UMD verbals, and though the offers aren’t legitimate yet, the players are worth keeping an eye on.
Cornerback Trayvon Mullen (Coconut Creek/Pompano Beach, Fla.) is a four-star recruit with offers from programs throughout the SEC, ACC, Big 12 and Big Ten. He will likely attend one of the power schools in the south. Fellow corner Stanford Samuels (Charles W Flanagan/Hollywood, Fla.) claims about 20 initial offers, and he too could choose a “name” SEC suitor.
The next three prospects are all from Cardinal Gibbons in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Junior running back Deon McIntosh has double-digit offers from the likes of Tennessee, Miami, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Penn State and others, and will probably stay near home for college. Sophomore safety Daniel Wright has about 10 early offers, and classmate Kai-Leon Herbert, a defensive end/tight end, is just getting his recruiting started.
The Official Visitor List
As a reminder, here’s what we have as far as College Park official visitors are concerned:
DL Drew Bailey (Pearl River C.C./Hattiesburg, Miss.)
DE Austrian Robinson (Trinity-Pawling/Pawling, N.Y.) (Dec. 6-8)
OL E.J. Donahue (Linganore/Frederick, Md.)
OL Will McClain (Middletown, Md.)
OL Ellis McKennie (McDonogh/Owings Mills, Md.)
CB Darnell Savage (Caravel/Bear, Del.)
LB Brett Zanotto (Franklin Regional/Murrysville, Pa.)
WR Jahrvis Davenport (Robinson/Tampa, Fla.)
OL Mason Zimmerman (Anthony Wayne/Whitehouse, Ohio)
OLB Amir Ealey (Coatesville, Pa.)
OL Quarvez Boulware (Friendship Collegiate/Washington, D.C.)
DL Ulric Jones (Butler C.C./El Dorado, Kans.)
QB Gage Shaffer (Frankfort/Ridgeley, W.Va.)
RB Ty Johnson (Fort Hill/Cumberland, Md.)
WR D.J. Moore (Imhotep/Philadelphia, Pa.)
WR Mike Majette (Woodbridge Senior/Woodbridge, Va.)
LB Gus Little (Massaponax/Fredericksburg, Va.)
LB Isaiah Davis (St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes/Alexandria, Va.)
?DL Adam McClean (Quince Orchard/Gaithersburg, Md.)
OL Isaiah Prince (Roosevelt/Greenbelt, Md.)
LB Mbi Tanyi (Bush/Sugar Land, Texas)
S Jameel Cook (Ridge Point/Missouri City, Texas)
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