Greater Johnstown (Pa.) cornerback Exree Loe has trimmed his top four contenders in half. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound three-star, who decommitted from Pittsburgh earlier this spring, is down to West Virginia and Maryland. He visited Morgantown, Va., July 23 and then checked out College Park, Md., July 30.
“Maryland and West Virginia are the two schools that recruit me the most and they are the two schools that make me feel at home when I visit,” said Loe, who previously had Rutgers and Louisville in play. “I feel most comfortable at those two schools.”
Loe did not have UMD sitting as high on his list prior to July 30. But he said the Terps’ cookout hit home and elevated Maryland considerably.
“I talked to most of the staff there, and they were telling me they just want me to make the right decision for me, whatever it is. They weren’t putting pressure on me,” Loe said. “Coach [Dave] Borbely recruits me, and I also talk to Coach [position coach Aazaar Abdul] Rahim, and I have a great relationship with them. They’ve been talking to me for awhile now. Just the type of people the coaches are at Maryland, that really stands out about [the Terps].”
The Keystone State corner said he enjoyed interacting with those two, in addition to head coach D.J. Durkin, July 30.
“I worked out with Coach Aazaar a little, actually, and then we talked it up,” Loe said. “It was a real good experience, and Coach Aazaar is a great coach. He wants me to make the right decision for me too.”
Loe went on to praise the campus, the surrounding area and the various facilities. He mentioned Maryland’s academics stood out as well.
“And the new facilities they’re building, those stood out. They are going to be really nice,” Loe said.
The three-star had similar comments for West Virginia. He took in the Mountaineers just a week before UMD and said the staff has been making a strong push for his services.
“Just the campus there was great, and the coaches, I have a great relationship with them,” Loe said. “It’s a great program at West Virginia.”
Loe plans to choose from one of those two schools on or before August 26. He said he will not drag his recruitment into his senior season.