The Maryland staff is continuing to go hard after Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.) corner Tariq Castro-Fields, but the Terps’ coaches are also keeping tabs on the the four-star’s junior teammate, who plays opposite corner. Class of 2018 defensive back Daymon Williams holds one offer from Marshall thus far, but has been hearing from programs throughout the ACC and Big Ten.
“I talk to Coach Aazaar [Abdul-Rahim] from Maryland, and we have a great relationship. I’ve known him since I was 9, when he used to train defensive backs down here with Cover 1,” Williams said. “Then I just got a chance to talk to him again at the Maryland game [Nov. 12], and it’s just cool with him. I also had a chance to talk to Coach Marcus Berry [Nov. 12], and he keeps it real. That’s what I like about him and the other Maryland coaches – they keep it real.”
The 5-foot-11, 178-pound Williams had been in College Park, Md., before, having a chance to tour the school and interact with the staff. He hadn’t had an opportunity to see a game, however, until the Terps’ loss against Ohio State.
“Even though it was a blowout I still enjoyed being at the game. It was good seeing all the people I know [from the DMV] now playing at Maryland,” Williams said. “It was a fun time, and I liked the fans and talked to a lot of recruits. I was talking to like Anthony McFarland, Austin Fontaine and the DeMatha [Hyattsville, Md.] guys, and we were having a good time.”
The Terps didn’t offer Williams yet, but the scholarship should be presented in time. The Riverdale product said “hopefully” he receives it “real soon.”
“Maryland is a real positive place, and it’s just great to be there. I’ve been other places, and I just feel more comfortable at Maryland,” Williams said. “Just the coaching staff, it doesn’t matter who you are, they treat you like family.”
Williams is also receiving interest from Penn State, Pitt, Notre Dame, Boston College and Syracuse. He has been able to visit Florida, Pitt, Ohio State, Penn State, Syracuse, Boston College and Marshall, and will be heading to Notre Dame next.
“And my dream offer is Florida,” Williams said. “I liked it down there a lot, and I’ve always looked up to Jalen Tabor, since he’s from [the DMV].”