Maryland bounced back with a 35-17 win against South Florida Sept. 19, and though the game didn’t attract as many “name” recruits as the Oct. 3 Michigan bout will, there were still some intriguing prospects in attendance. Namely, Pallotti’s (Laurel, Md.) Cameron Sullivan-Brown, a 6-foot, 175-pound class of 2017 receiver with numerous Division I offers.
“Maryland was actually my very first college visit, and I loved it up there,” said Sullivan-Brown, who claims verbals from Kansas, Virginia, Boston College, Temple, NC State, Marshall, Kent State and others. “It was a real good time. It was a great game, and I loved meeting the coaching staff. I talked to Coach [Mike] Locksley, who recruits me, and Coach Cory [Robinson]. They were showing me around, showing me the facilities and were just real cool. It was a great time. I had some teammates there too, and we had a lot of fun.”
Sullivan-Brown said he honed in on UMD’s receivers during the game. He noted how the Jacobs brothers, Levern and Taivon, were “awesome” and said he liked Locksley’s offense.
But the highlight of the game-day experience was checking out Gossett Team House and the various football facilities.
“Maryland’s looking real nice, real nice,” Sullivan-Brown said. “I didn’t know it was that nice up at Maryland, but it’s great. All the cool stuff they have there, all the Under Armour, it’s crazy. And they’re building these new indoor fields too, and those look real nice. There’s all these upgrades they’re doing, and it’s going to be awesome.”
Sullivan-Brown commented on the DMV-to-UMD movement as well. He knows all about quarterback pledge Dwayne Haskins (Bullis/Potomac, Md.), the Pallotti product mentioning how it would “real cool” to catch passes from the Bullis gunslinger in a couple years.
“The local talent here, it’s real good. Like, if all that talent stayed around and went to Maryland, well, Maryland would be crazy good,” Sullivan-Brown said. “I think they’re starting to do that now. Maryland’s going to be back to their winning ways pretty soon.”
Of course, Sullivan-Brown can’t join the movement just yet. He doesn’t have a Terps’ offer yet, but could add one later this year.
“Coach Locksley said he likes my game, and he said the receivers’ coach [Keenan McCardell] is coming to watch one of my games. So I possibly could get offered after [McCardell] sees me,” Sullivan-Brown said. “And if they offered, I would be very, very excited. It’s my hometown school and I like the idea of staying home. Plus they have those uniforms, which are always great (laughs).”
Sullivan-Brown said he wouldn’t commit on the spot if UMD anted up, but “Maryland would definitely be near the top, if not at the top of my list. That’s definitely the offer I’m looking for.”
As far as his current offers are concerned, Sullivan-Brown said NC State, Temple and UVA stand out for now. He hasn’t visited any of that trio yet, but is in the process of picking dates to attend games this fall. In addition to Temple, UVA and NC State, Sullivan-Brown will also be trekking to Boston College, which could offer when he’s on campus.
“Right now I’m going through the process and just checking out some places,” said Sullivan-Brown, who is receiving interest from Indiana, Northwestern, BC and Purdue. “Maybe after I visit some of my top schools I’ll be ready to commit. Maybe I’ll have it nailed down by next spring or summer.”
So far this season, Pallotti is off to a 3-1 start, while Sullivan-Brown personally has 25 catches and six touchdowns.
“We’re doing real well. We’re 3-1 right now, so the season is going good,” Sullivan-Brown said. “I’m having the best year of my career so far. I have more catches now then my whole sophomore season. It’s been great so far.”