CLIFTON, Va. -- H.D. Woodson (Washington, D.C.) had a sizeable contingent of recruits at the Nike Opening D.C. April 23, including three-star cornerback Vincent Flythe, who has seen his recruitment increase since the spring evaluation period began. The 6-foot, 170-pounder has offers from Maryland, Kentucky, Pitt, NC State, Syracuse, BC, UVA, Wake, Wisconsin, Rutgers, Vandy, Temple and Iowa State, and is now receiving interest from the likes of Stanford; Illinois; and even Ohio State.
“My recruiting hasn’t dropped off by any means,” Flythe said at the Opening event. “I’ve got some schools coming to look at me and more offers may be coming in, so we’ll see. It’s an exciting time for me. There’s more schools talking to me, in addition to the schools that were already on me.”
One of those schools that’s been on him for some time is hometown Maryland. The Terps were one of Flythe’s first FBS verbals back in January, and the D.C. corner has since visited College Park, Md., at least four times. He was most recently on campus April 22 for the spring game.
“The spring game was good for sure. Due to the weather, it could have been better, but it was nice to be back up there,” Flythe said. “It was good to see the team in action, the practice was pretty intense, and it was good to see the coaches. Unfortunately I had to do something afterwards, so I didn’t get to talk to Coach Aazaar [Abdul-Rahim] and those guys again, but I’ve spoken to them plenty of times on my visits there before.”
Indeed he has. Flythe counts the Maryland staff as perhaps his most ardent pursuers.
“I know everyone up there real well, and I have a real good relationship with Coach Aazaar. We talk all the time. I like the whole coaching staff there,” Flythe said. “Maryland is a nice school, and it’s home. Right now, I’m still open, but Maryland is a good place for me. I’ve toured around there, I like what I’ve seen, I know a lot of guys there, and the coaches are great. It’s a good spot.”
Flythe went on to comment on the hometown movement, that’s taken off in earnest. He watched two four-star locals, Evan Gregory and Austin Fontaine from DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) commit to UMD April 22.
“That was two big commits right there, and the hometown thing is really moving now,” Flythe said. “It’s in effect. I like it. I’m glad to see Maryland recruiting hard in the area, which they got away from, and the success they’re having [in recruiting] is going back up.”
Other than College Park, Flythe has visited Syracuse, Rutgers, UVA and Temple this offseason. He’s trying to hit Wisconsin later in the summer, and take a possible trek to the West Coast if some Pac-12 schools ante up.
“Right now I’d say I’m talking to Maryland, for sure, and then Wake, Rutgers, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, UVA, Syracuse and Pitt the most,” Flythe said. “But we’ll see what happens this spring. I don’t have any top schools or bottom schools. I’m pretty much open. I’m not looking for any offers, but if more come in I’ll look at them and see what they’re about.”
Flythe would like to commit later in the summer, before his senior season. He does want to take a couple officials even if he does pledge before the fall, however.