Terps Getting a Little Help Recruiting

The defensive line is probably the Maryland football program's foremost area of need this recruiting season, and the coaching staff is getting a little help from a friend in its efforts to procure one of the top linemen in New York.

Canarsie (N.Y.) defensive tackle Kevin Brown, who lists Maryland as one of his top choices, has been hearing from Terps commit Lansford Watson recently about joining forces in College Park. Brown, a powerful 6-foot-4, 285-pound senior, said Watson has been selling him on the program’s dedication in trying to become a national title contender.

“They’re trying to go for a national title. Their school is really trying to do everything possible to get there,” said Brown, a three-star prospect who has good agility and can bench-press 315 pounds and squat 580.

Brown hasn’t planned his campus visits yet and has not been to College Park. He’ll set up his visits for December, most likely committing sometime shortly thereafter. His primary list includes Maryland, Penn State, Pitt, Syracuse and Virginia. He’s also looking at Rutgers, Boston College and Michigan State.

Though it wasn’t until recently he became friendly with Waston, the five-star wide receiver from New York PSAL rival Lincoln High, he noticed him a long time ago.

“We’ve played against each other since the ninth grade. He always been the huge guy on the other team,” Brown said. “He’s good. He’s been killing our corners. Nobody can jump with him.”

Brown doesn’t want to travel too far from home for college, which could favor Maryland, and said academics are a priority. He carries an 85 average and is toying with the idea of being a mathematic major, and seems to fit the profile of the well-rounded scholar-athlete the staff is focusing on.

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