Forest Park (Woodbridge, Va.) receiver Eric Kumah was back in College Park, Md., for the third time Feb. 28, taking in Maryland’s second junior day along with about 15-20 other recruits. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Kumah is one of the Terps’ primary wideout targets, and the Virginia product continues to hold head coach Randy Edsall’s program in high regard.
“I thought Maryland was a great time. It was nice to meet the whole coaching staff this time, see the whole facility, see the meeting rooms and talk one-on-one with the coaches,” said Kumah, who has offers from UMD, Wake Forest, Navy, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Temple, Tennessee and ODU. “I was just up there for their basketball game [against Michigan State Jan. 17], and that was cool too, but I just saw a little more in-depth this time. It was good.”
Kumah had been in touch with former Terps Northern Virginia area recruiter Lyndon Johnson, but receivers’ coach Keenan McCardell is now manning that outpost. And it was McCardell who spent the majority of the time with Kumah Feb. 28.
“I’m building a good relationship with Coach McCardell,” Kumah said. “We had good conversations and I’m looking forward to talking to him more and more. He knows a lot about playing receiver and how to be successful at the position, so he’s someone I can learn a lot from. He was giving me pointers and talking to me about my game [Feb. 28].”
The Forest Park prospect said he also enjoyed listening to Edsall and what he was saying in regards to the program. Kumah said the headman’s emphasis on education stood out to him.
Moreover, Kumah liked checking out the Under Armour gear and seeing the new facility plans as well.
“I saw some of that [the new plans] last time I was there, but it’s going to be really nice,” Kumah said. “The video they showed, with the tunnel and the new indoor practice fields, there’s not too many other places [colleges] that are going to be able to match that.”
Kumah was able to check out the Maryland-Michigan basketball game too. Like most recruits in attendance, he came away raving about the Terps’ student section.
“I love the atmosphere in that arena. I’ve been there for two games now and it’s always live,” Kumah said. “And the game itself was really good. I thought Maryland played well to get the win.”
Kumah plans to return to College Park for a fourth time at some point this spring.
“I’ll get back; I like it up at Maryland,” Kumah said. “It’s going to be in my top 10, which will be coming out soon, maybe even my top five.”
Kumah had previously visited Virginia Tech (multiple times), N.C. State, WVU, UVA, Clemson and Penn State. Kumah returned to N.C. State Feb. 28 and will be checking out Kentucky March 7. Then he’ll be back in Morgantown, W.Va., March 15.
Although there’s still time for him to change his mind, Kumah said the Hokies are still considered the front-runner.
“Tech is still on top, that’s my No. 1,” Kumah said. “Even though Coach [Aaron] Moorehead left, I still love it up there. The coaches, the campus, the players and Coach [Frank] Beamer – it’s all great.”
Kumah would like to have his college selected at some point this August. He said he wants to be able to focus on his senior season and not have to worry about recruiting.
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