The Maryland staff dipped back into Georgia May 17, with UMD-area recruiter Walt Bell offering 2017 jack-of-all-trades Trey Creamer (Cartersville, Ga.), a 6-foot, 170-pound athlete who can line up at receiver, running back and cornerback. The three-star prefers running back, and evidently Bell let Creamer know he could do just that, and more, at UMD.
“Coach Bell actually came by my school, and then later I called him and he told me I had the offer. I was really excited to get it after talking to him,” said Creamer, who also holds offers from Louisville, Wake Forest, WVU, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Southern Miss, ODU, Colorado State, Georgia Southern, Charlotte and more. “[Bell] was saying how the Maryland coaches wanted me as an athlete, and I could play different roles there, which was exciting for me. He said they loved the way I played and loved how I was just a playmaker on tape. So that made me feel wanted; I could actually see myself at Maryland.”
Creamer said he and his family are in the process of setting up a summer trip to College Park, Md. He doesn’t have any connections to the school, nor has he ever ventured that far north, but he’s eager to meet the rest of the Terps’ staff.
“I’ve watched Maryland play before on TV, and I love the uniforms and just how they play,” Creamer said. “But the main reason I want to get up there is because Coach Bell had me excited about them, and then [head coach D.J.] Durkin wanted to come down to personally see me too. So that really showed me how much they want me there, that the head coach is personally coming to see me.”
Maryland isn’t the only program Creamer plans to hit this offseason, however. He’s also looking to check out Purdue and Minnesota, first and foremost, in addition to possible treks through Louisville; WVU; and Southern Miss. Creamer will also entertain any other suitors that materialize the rest of the spring evaluation period.
“A lot of coaches are getting in contact, wanting me to get down on visits. I’m getting that together now with my family,” Creamer said. “Minnesota, Purdue and Maryland want me to come, and I want to get to all three. There’s a few more I want to get to, but those [UMD, Purdue, Minnesota] are the ones I definitely want to see. All three of those schools definitely want me there, they came to see me, and they’re making me feel wanted.
"I like how all three want me for offense. Purdue and Minnesota want me as a running back, and Maryland wants me on that side of the ball too, as either a running back or receiver.”
Creamer has already been to Wake Forest, Duke and Georgia Southern. He liked his trips to both Winston Salem, N.C., and Durham, N.C., and said he’s hoping the Blue Devils’ staff antes up.
“Duke is definitely an offer I’m looking for,” Creamer said. “And Clemson and Georgia too – those are some of the schools I’d love to get offers from.”
The latter isn’t surprising considering Creamer and all of his family are from Georgia. The Cartersville product mentioned location wasn’t a primary factor for him, but he admitted he could be inclined towards an ACC or SEC suitor.
“I would like for my mom to see me play,” Creamer said. “So I guess you could say I’d like to play in the South (laughs).”
Creamer would like to have his college selected before his senior season begins. He said he won’t need to take official visits if he finds the right fit during his summer tour.