Darrius Heyward-Bey Profile
"I just committed to Maryland," says the 6-foot-3, 195 pounder. "Just the fact that I felt comfortable there especially with the coaching staff and the players. I know a lot of players there like Keon Lattimore and Jason Goode. They recruited me more than anybody else, so I felt comfortable in the fact that we can win a national championship at Maryland."
Heyward-Bey said the decision was tough, but really it came down to four schools and a gut decision.
"I've been going back and forth with Alabama, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia. I've been going back and forth between those four schools not really knowing what I wanted to do. For a while, I knew that Maryland, if anything, was at the top of the list. Just the fact that I knew the class of '05 was looking so good, great guys were coming in, and I knew we could just win the national championship in a couple of years. I was just thinking that Maryland is ranked in the top twenty five, but they are not the number one team, so there is room for improvement. I can come in and help them get to number one.
"I was looking at the other schools that offered me, and they are great schools and everything, but I felt like Maryland was the right place for me.
Darrius will move from prize recruit to prize recruiter as he plans to work on two players specifically to finish off the class of 2005 for the Terps.
"Oh yeah, I'm going to have to. Ike Whitaker, Melvin (Alaeze), you've got to bring those two guys in. I know Melvin pretty well because he went to Calvert Hall, and my school we are in the same conference, and we used to play them all the time when I was a freshman and sophomore, and Randallstown is right around the corner, so we see each other all the time.
"Ike, me and him are starting to become real close friends. So I've got to give both of them a call and try to get them to come on and be a Terp."
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