The Terps are on the road for the spring evaluation period, and April 28 UMD's South Carolina recruiter Walt Bell extended an offer to South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C.) corner Steven Gilmore. The 5-foot-11, 165-pound three-star previously had looks from South Carolina, Georgia, Duke, NC State, ECU and others.
"I enjoyed getting the Maryland offer and I'm thankful for the opportunity," Gilmore said. "Coach Bell came by the school and liked what he saw. He seemed like a cool guy and he was saying how Maryland is moving in a new direction. So that sounded good and I'm going to be looking into them."
Gilmore admitted he didn't know much about the Terps, however.
"I know it's in the Big Ten and I know Stefon Diggs went there," he said. "But I hear it's a good school and the program is on the rise. I'll look into them."
The South Pointe product is unsure when or if he'll be able to visit UMD. He was most recently at Georgia and before that was at South Carolina. Those are the only two schools he's been to this offseason.
"Georgia was really nice. I really like the campus, the coaches and what they're doing there," Gilmore said. "And South Carolina, I've been there a bunch and I love it. It has the hometown vibe and it's a great place to be. I have a great relationship with the coaches."
Next up, Gilmore wants to see Louisville, ECU and Duke.
He said he has no leaders or any offers he's looking for.
"I mean, whatever comes in I'll look at," Gilmore said. "But no dream offers or anything."
Gilmore plans to announce his college decision on his birthday, Sept. 17. He has no plans to take official visits and allowed he'd likely have his college chosen well before his birthday announcement.