Curtis (Staten Island, N.Y.) safety/receiver Amad Anderson was back in College Park, Md., for a third time this offseason. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound three-star participated in UMD’s 7-on-7 event with his team, which ended up winning the championship in an event with 40-plus squads.
“It was a good event, and it was pretty cool getting a trophy at the end and all that. But with Maryland, I’ve always liked the Terps and things like that. I’ve been up there a couple times before, so nothing really changed with how I like the school,” said Anderson, who has offers from UMD, Rutgers, Wisconsin, NC State, UVA, Wake, BC, Syracuse and Purdue. “We really didn’t get to work with the coaches, but I did speak to a couple [staff members] just to catch up. I talked to Coach [D.J.] Durkin, Coach [Pete] Lembo, Coach Aazaar [Abdul-Rahim] and some others. It was good.
“They’re basically all recruiting me great. They’re all in touch and trying to make me feel like Maryland is the school for me. They all like me a lot and think I can help them. They think I can help them on defense or offense; they want me as an athlete.”
Anderson said he’s in contact with his area recruiter Lembo, the headman Durkin and some other UMD staffers as well.
“Coach Lembo is a real good guy. He does a great job talking to me, and he makes sure I have everything I need whenever I go down there,” Anderson said. “Coach Durkin is the same way. He’s great to talk to and it’s cool that the head coach is in touch with me. I like what he’s saying to me and how he wants me there.”
Anderson and his team didn’t tour around College Park or have extended sitdowns with the coaches, but the Curtis prospect had done that during his previous stays at UMD. He did have a chance to see Gossett Team House again, though, and check out the Under Armour gear.
“I kind of like everything there. The players, the campus, the coaching staff, the graduation rates, the education, the facilities they’re building – it all stands out to me,” Anderson said. “I don’t have an order or leaderboard yet, but Maryland is definitely a school I’m considering.”
Anderson is unsure what schools he’ll be getting to next. He has no plans for the rest of this June, although he allowed he’s trying to see Wisconsin. Anderson has only visited Rutgers and Maryland this offseason, with the nearby Scarlet Knights catching his eye.
“I can’t really say leaders yet, or what schools want me the most. All the schools that have offered me do the same amount of recruiting with me,” Anderson said. “There’s not one school that’s on me more than any others. They’re all doing a good job with me.”
Anderson said he’d likely commit later during the summer.