The Maryland staff is looking to add one more receiver to its 2017 class, and Georgia seems an obvious place to glean for talent. After all, the Terps already have two wideouts committed from the Peach State, and offers out to numerous others. That includes three-star Cartersville (Ga.) athlete Trey Creamer, a receiver/running back/corner hybrid, who has attracted interest from numerous high Division I suitors.
The 6-foot-1.5, 175-pound athlete has double-digit options to consider, but the Terps are on his shortlist.
UMD-area recruiter Walt Bell offered Creamer back on May 17, after trekking down to Cartersville during the evaluation period. Since then, the two have maintained some contact, despite the Terps securing three other receiver commitments and offering numerous other wideouts.
“With Maryland, I know what the football team is doing there. They’re on the come-up,” Creamer said. “I want to get on campus and see what it feels like. I want to see around and see if it’s a good fit. It’s different from some other places, because they like me at wide receiver and at DB, which I like. They like me on both sides of the ball. I’m thankful they see me on both sides, because I love to have the ball in my hands, but on defense I definitely have a height and speed advantage and can make plays on the ball. So I like that they’re looking at me both ways.”
Creamer hasn’t had as many conversations with Bell lately, but he said he wants to restart the talks in short order.
“We don’t communicate as much, but I’ll be getting in contact and reaching out and seeing how they feel about me,” Creamer said. “Maryland is a school I’m very interested in, and I know they need another receiver.
“It’s a good school academically, they play in the Big Ten, they’re Under Armour, and I feel like they’re up and coming. I’m excited to get up there.”
Before Creamer takes in UMD, however, he will be officially visiting Tulane Sept. 10, MSU Sept. 24, and WVU and Minnesota somewhere in-between there as well.
He broke down each of other top suitors:
Tulane: That will be my fist official visit. Me and the head coach, we talk often. The relationship I’ve built with them is great, and it’s a place I’ve always wanted to go to. It looks beautiful and the New Orleans area, I’m eager to see what it’s like.
West Virginia: I’m supposed to officially visit there Sept. 3, but I have not set that up with the coaches yet. That’s the target date, but that’s not in stone yet. I will be getting there soon, though. I’m pretty sure they still want me. I just have to see what’s up. But me and the DB coach, we’re always talking. He asks about me and my household and makes sure everything is good. It’s like [the DB] coach is someone I can look up to and is a father figure for me. I feel like I know him personally.
Michigan State: Michigan State, it’s just everything. They’ve always been interested in me, and when they offered I was very excited. Their head coach is a phenomenal guy, and I just really would like to talk to him more. I can’t wait to get to campus and talk to some of the players as well, and then see what it feels like on game day.
Minnesota: Me and the head coach hit it off from the jump, and they’ve stayed on me. I’ve talked to the head coach and some players, and it sounds like a real nice place. I’m excited to get up there on a game day and check out the atmosphere.
Those five may lead, but Creamer admitted there’s another less heralded school on his mind as well. In fact, he labeled said school one of his two frontrunners without having taken officials.
“I’d have to say Georgia Southern and Michigan State are my top schools. Georgia Southern has been with me since Day One, and I love it up there,” Creamer said. “And I know MSU plays good football year in and year out. Their defense always causes turnovers, and it’s just a great place to play. I’m excited to get up there.”
As soon as Creamer finishes his Maryland official Oct. 15, he should be ready to choose a college. He said he won’t drag his recruitment out further than late October.
“That’s the plan right now,” Creamer said. “It could be before [Oct. 15], but that’s like the latest for me. I’m excited to see these schools first-hand and then go from there.”