Dubois Enjoys UMD Visit, Close To Offer?

Hasise Dubois (DePaul Catholic/Wayne, N.J.) was at Maryland's first junior day.

A number of recruits from New Jersey made their way down to Maryland Feb. 21 for the Terps’ first junior day, and one of the more prominent Garden State prospects in attendance was receiver Hasise Dubois (DePaul Catholic/Wayne, N.J.). The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder currently holds offers from Boston College, Kentucky, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Wake Forest and Temple, while programs like UMD, Virginia, Wisconsin, Penn State, Michigan State, Syracuse and others are in contact.

“That was my first time at Maryland, and the visit went well. I enjoyed myself,” Dubois said. “I’m starting to develop a good relationship with Coach [Keenan] McCardell, the receivers’ coach, and I really liked the facility plans I saw there too. I can’t wait to see the New Cole Field House. That’s what really caught my eye the most – how they’re redoing Cole.

“Also, UMD has like over 1,000 uniform combinations, and the Under Armour stuff is awesome. I loved the gear there.”

Dubois was hoping to pull a Terps offer while in College Park, Md., but one didn’t materialize. That said, the Jersey product believes it’s just a matter of time based off what he’s heard from McCardell and other staff members.

“I was mostly with Coach McCardell [Feb. 21], and he was cool to hang out with. He likes my build, my athleticism and my smarts on the field,” Dubois said. “And like Coach [Randy] Edsall and him, they told me to stay in touch. I got the sense they really like me, and I do feel they'll offer sooner or later, but they're just trying to see if I’m the right one for the program. They were honest with me, which I liked."

If the Terps do ante up, expect Dubois to place UMD under firm consideration. He said based off his Feb. 21 visit and his previous knowledge of Maryland, he could see himself potentially fitting in in College Park.

“Maryland would definitely be in the mix due the previous receivers that they have sent to the league like Torrey Smith and now Stefon Diggs,” Dubois said. “And obviously Coach McCardell played in the NFL too and I think he could teach me a lot. He was giving me pointers and tips [Feb. 21], and I can tell he knows what he’s talking about.”

Besides UMD, Dubois has seen Rutgers, Penn State and Ohio State this offseason. He’s unsure of his future plans, though he figures to take in Pittsburgh, BC, UVA, Wake and Temple at some point this spring.

“As of right now , I'll say OSU, RU, UVA, UK and Pitt have stood out a little so far,” Dubois said. “I liked my visits to OSU and RU, and all those staffs keep in pretty close contact. It’s still early, though, and a lot can happen, but that’s kind of where I am right now.”

Dubois is coming off a season where he recorded 30 catches for 694 yards and seven touchdowns. He also plays safety for Dubois and is being recruited for defensive back as well.

“I honestly like receiver more, and that’s where a lot of my looks are,” Dubois said. “Maryland, they want me as a receiver too, and I think that’s probably why they had me with Coach McCardell most of the day.”

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