Fish Back At UMD, Offer Coming?

There were several big offensive linemen in attendance for Maryland’s spring game April 11, including 6-foot-6, 290-pound tackle Eddy Fish, who made his second trip down to College Park, Md., from Groton, Mass., in two weeks. The Lawrenceville Academy product raved about his initial trip to campus, and once again had a standout experience at UMD.

There were several big offensive linemen in attendance for Maryland’s spring game April 11, including 6-foot-6, 290-pound tackle Eddy Fish, who made his second trip down to College Park, Md., from Groton, Mass., in two weeks. The Lawrenceville Academy product raved about his initial trip to campus, and once again had a standout experience at UMD.

“I’m thrilled with how it went, and I just can’t say enough about Maryland and the program there,” said Fish, who holds one offer from Temple. “It just reassured what I already thought about the school. Great school, great program, great people and a whole lot of pride. All of that came back to me [April 11], and it was just great to be out there.”

While Fish enjoyed the spring game itself, he said what stood out the most was the conversations he had with offensive line coach Greg Studrawa and area recruiter Keith Dudzinski. He said Studrawa, in particular, left a distinct impression.

“I didn’t get a chance to talk to Coach [Randy] Edsall, but I talked to Coach Stud and Coach Dudzinski several times. We talked about everything from football, to school to restaurants in the area,” Fish said. “Coach Stud said he’s a big fan of mine, he wants me to be there, and he thinks Maryland would be a great fit. So it was a great time talking to Coach Stud; he’s just a special guy. He gets his players, he gets football and he’s one of the best in the business, no doubt.”

Fish also had a chance to catch up with a former classmate, Terps linebacker Abner Logan. The Massachusetts native Logan also attended Lawrenceville, and apparently he and Fish crossed paths occasionally.

“I saw Abner and his family, and we went to the same school for a little bit, so we have that connection,” Fish said. “We talked for a long time, and he was telling me about the school and reassured me Maryland is a great place. He was saying how it was perfect for him, being away from home but not too too far. He said he made the right decision and is thrilled with where he is right now. So talking to him was big for me.”

Following his second foray to College Park, Fish said the Terps would become his No. 1 suitors should they offer. The Lawrenceville recruit said of all the schools he’s seen so far, it’s UMD that’s caught his eye.

“If I got a Maryland offer, man, that would be huge for me. As of now Maryland is probably my top choice, so it would be a blessing and something I would appreciate a lot,” Fish said. “It would be a real possibility [Maryland] would be the place for me. Part of me would probably want to commit on the spot. I could definitely see myself there, whether that’s in the spring or later in the summer or fall. I’m about as high as can be on the school right now.

“I just think Maryland is a great fit and I love everything about it. It’s already a great program, but I think it could be something special. I mean, I think Maryland can compete on a national level.”

Fish indicated that an offer could materialize during the spring evaluation period. He said Studrawa is actually coming to Massachusetts to watch him work out and could extend the offer if Fish is deemed worthy.

“It sounds like they want to offer. I think the Maryland coaches think I’m a high level player and would be perfect for the program,” Fish said. “Coach Stud said he just wants to see me in person and go from there. But all signs indicate they will offer, if not in the next few weeks then at camp this summer.”

Fish does not have any visits the next couple weeks, but he plans to see Virginia in early May, followed by Miami. He said the Wahoos and Hurricanes have been in touch, in addition to Boston College, UCF, Syracuse, Purdue, Wake Forest, UConn, UMass, Maryland and Temple.

“I want to see UVA and Miami at least before I choose a school. I’d like to be able to commit this summer if I have the offers, so hopefully some of these programs that are interested start [offering],” Fish said. “We’ll just see how it goes. I’m pretty confident right now.”

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