Biggs Offer From Terps

The Maryland staff has prioritized a wing for the Class of 2005, but that didn't stop the Terps from putting forth an offer to power forward Tyrell Biggs.

The Maryland staff is still hard at work to try and secure a point guard and a big man to help out next season, but the Terps are also looking ahead to the future – and they are hoping that Tyrell Biggs is a part of it.

Biggs, a 6-7 ½, 265-pound junior at Don Bosco Prep (N.J.), recently received a scholarship offer from an ACC power that he's been familiar with for some time.

"Maryland recently offered me through my coach," Biggs said. "I'm excited about it. My mom is from Fort Washington, so I've been to D.C. and it's a nice area."

Although Biggs position may not be a priority for Maryland in the Class of 2005, it appears as though he may have too much potential to pass up. Both Terps assistants Dave Dickerson and Jimmy Patsos have been up to scout him multiple times throughout the season.

"I've spoken with the assistants, but I haven't gotten to speak with Coach Williams yet," Biggs said.

Maryland isn't alone at making Biggs a priority, though. UConn, Villanova, Georgetown, Rutgers, St. Joe's, Wake Forest and a few other ACC and Big East schools have come to see him recently. Biggs isn't quite ready to trim his list to a final five.

"After the season, I'll get together with my family and discuss the schools I'll want to look at more closely, and we'll go from there," Biggs said about his recruitment timeline. "After we narrow down the list, I'll start taking some visits. I do want to stay on the East Coast, though."

Biggs, who will play with Riverside Church again this summer, is averaging 20 points and 11 rebounds for the league champion Don Bosco squad while playing the four-spot on a front line that also boasts D-1 center prospect John Oates. Their size underneath allows Biggs to wear you down with his post moves, then hurt you with his 15-footer. "My greatest attribute is my ability to go inside-outside," Biggs said. "I love playing in the post. It's where I've played all my life. But coach (Kevin Diverio) has pushed me to use my outside game when I get open opportunities." "The doctor said I should get up to about 6-9 or so, so I'll be living on the blocks," added Biggs.

Biggs recently came out on top in a big matchup with his good friend and childhood buddy, J.R. Inman. Both players have said they'd like to play together in college. We had a chance to speak to Inman about his feelings regarding the Terps and we'll have an update in the next few days.


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