Garrett Stepien / Scarlet Report

NYC Elite Takes in Terps, Has UMD High

The Terps may not have performed well on the field Nov. 12, but a number of the recruits in attendance in Maryland Stadium had a good time. That includes Curtis (New York, N.Y.) receiver Amad Anderson, who is regarded as the No. 1 playmaker out of New York in the 2018 class. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound wideout has offers from Maryland, Rutgers and Syracuse and interest from schools throughout the Big Ten; ACC; SEC; and Big 12.

The Terps may not have performed well on the field Nov. 12, but a number of the recruits in attendance in Maryland Stadium had a good time. That includes Curtis (New York, N.Y.) receiver Amad Anderson, who is regarded as the No. 1 playmaker out of New York in the 2018 class. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound wideout has offers from Maryland, Rutgers and Syracuse and interest from schools throughout the Big Ten; ACC; SEC; and Big 12.

The Terps, though, have his eye after a second foray through College Park, Md.

“Maryland was always one of my favorite schools to go to. It’s always been a school I’ve liked. I’ve always liked the Under Armour and things like that,” Anderson said. “And I’m just happy that I have an offer from them, and when I was down there it was a great atmosphere; great support system; everyone is together; and it’s just great.  I love it. I love Maryland.”

Anderson said he arrived in College Park around 2 p.m. He did not have a chance to speak to the coaches beforehand, although he said he’d give them a call Nov. 12 to catch up.

“They were pretty busy getting ready for the game, so I didn’t get to talk to the coaches like I wanted to. But they were still cool,” Anderson said. “I talk to Coach [Pete] Lembo all the time and we text like every day. He’s a great guy and I have a good relationship with him. I’m looking forward to getting to know him and the rest of the coaches more.”

Anderson went on to praise the atmosphere in Maryland Stadium and the environment in College Park.

“It seemed like everyone was one, it was loud, and it seemed like fun. I kind of really liked it, how the fans were,” Anderson said. “There were a few other recruits there, a couple from Jersey and Boston and things like that. It was cool and a couple people asked me how I liked it. And I was like, you know, it was pretty cool. I enjoyed myself.”

Anderson did have a chance to tour the campus too. He was last in College Park back in the summer for  7-on-7, but didn’t have an opportunity to really see what UMD was like.

“It was great, I walked through the locker room sand I took a tour around the campus. It was pretty good. I enjoyed it,” said Anderson, who has been to Michigan, Rutgers, Ohio State and UMD. “What they’re building there, it’s going to be awesome. And it’s just a really great community with great people. I liked it a lot.”

Anderson doesn’t have any other trips planned as of now, and doesn’t plan to embark on any until December or after the New Year.

He said he would like to hear more from coaches from Notre Dame, Clemson, North Carolina, WVU, Clemson, Tennessee and Louisville.

“I just want to have as many options as possible,’” Anderson said. “Just want to see everything that’s out there. There’s a lot of school’s interested in me.”


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