Davis Talks Up Terps After Visit

It had been awhile since DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) offensive guard Terrance Davis had visited College Park, Md., the 6-foot-4, 310-pounder taking in the Oct. 4, 2014 Maryland-Ohio State football game before going on a five-plus month hiatus. But the four-star returned to the local university for a spring practice/scrimmage March 28, calling his latest Terps trip “really good.”

It had been awhile since DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) offensive guard Terrance Davis had visited College Park, Md., the 6-foot-4, 310-pounder taking in the Oct. 4, 2014 Maryland-Ohio State football game before going on a five-plus month hiatus. But the four-star returned to the local university for a spring practice/scrimmage March 28, calling his latest Terps trip “really good.”

“It was good to get back. There was no particular reason why I didn’t get up there sooner – I’ve just been busy with school and all that. But now that it’s spring break I’m going to be back on the trail, taking visits, and I’m starting things off with Maryland,” said Davis, who has offers from the likes of UMD, Georgia, Tennessee, Michigan, Arkansas, Alabama, Kentucky, South Carolina, UCLA, USC, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, West Virginia and others. “And it was a real good way to kick things off, getting back to Maryland. It was good to reconnect with the coaches again.”

In particular, Davis said he spoke to both head coach Randy Edsall and offensive line coach Greg Studrawa. Davis briefly chatted with his area recruiter, Mike Locksley, but said Maryland’s offensive coordinator was busy talking to a large contingent of other recruits.

“Me and Coach Locks have a great relationship; we talk all the time, so we really didn’t need to say much [March 28],” Davis said. “But when I sat down with Coach Stud and Coach Edsall, that’s what really stood out. They had some really good stuff to say about the future there at Maryland.

“Coach Stud’s whole spiel was pretty cool, just talking about his background, the All-Americans he’s developed and the guys he’s put in the pros. He was telling me how a lot of those guys still talk to him all the time, just because of the relationship he’s formed with them. And Coach Edsall, he was telling me to be part of something special at Maryland, be the first team in Maryland history to win a Big Ten championship, and to build something great here at the hometown school. It was all really good.”

Davis said the scrimmage held in Byrd Stadium caught his eye as well. He said the players “really got after it” and were “very competitive.”

The DeMatha product paid close attention to the offensive line and how Studrawa worked with the unit.

“Honestly, I saw great improvement from last year. The linemen got after it, and you can definitely see the impact Coach Stud has had on the group,” Davis said. “Coach Stud is a great coach, and he’s definitely someone I could see myself playing for.”

While watching the scrimmage, Davis had a chance to talk to his teammate and cousin, Terps pledge Lorenzo Harrison, as well as four-star Carroll (Washington, D.C.) lineman Richard Merritt.

“Richie was there and we were just catching up on things. WE really didn’t get a chance to talk about recruiting or anything like that though, so I’m not really sure where his mind is at,” Davis said. “But Lo, well, you know him with Maryland. He loves it there. He’s always trying to get me to commit. I don’t think that’s going to stop until I do (laughs).”

Besides chatting with a few recruits and coaches, Davis saw the new facility video once again, toured the weight room and checked out the Under Armour gear. He said he “can’t wait” for the indoor fields to be constructed and commented that Maryland is doing “some really exciting things.”

“Maryland is definitely still one of my top schools. It’s way, way up there for me,” Davis said. “It’s the hometown school, and I’m always going to have them up there.”

Next up for Davis is a trip to Michigan April 3, followed by Ohio State April 16-18. Then in the summer he’s trekking to UCLA, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and Florida State.

“Basically I’m just looking for that family atmosphere – that’s the key thing,” Davis said. “Can I see myself living there for four years? And education is big too; I’m not going to look at a school if it doesn’t offer a good degree.”

Davis has no intentions of committing before his senior season. He said he wants to wait until at least December so he can take a couple official visits.

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