Zach Brown A Terp?

There recently have been some questions about whether or not Hargrave Military Academy linebacker Zach Brown is fully committed to Maryland. Have they been put to rest?

According to Wilde Lake High (Md.) coach Doug DuVall, who has guided Brown through the recruiting process, Brown has reaffirmed his commitment to Maryland and will make it official with the staff this weekend.

Brown, a four-star prospect who committed to the Terps last spring pending his academic improvements at Hargrave, had briefly considered offers from a few other schools, such as Tennessee, Illinois and Syracuse. But he and his father recently discussed his situation and decided not to look around any longer, DuVall said.

"He decided to stay with Maryland," DuVall said. "He's going to re-commit on Sunday."

According to DuVall, Brown looked around for a few weeks because of a miscommunication with the Terps' staff. Like most kids, DuVall said, Brown was hoping to hear more often from the staff, perhaps not realizing the coaches had few ways to get ahold of him; players aren't allowed to have cell phones at Hargrave.

Academics were the biggest question surrounding Brown, a 6-2, 212-pound linebacker blessed with tremendous athleticism. He'd accepted an offer that was contingent upon him making sizeable strides in that deprtment. He's done just that and seems to be on track to qualify, DuVall said.

"He's doing really well at Hargrave [academically] and on the field," DuVall said. "I haven't seen him play but coach Prunty likes him a lot."

Brown will likely stay at outside linebacker at Maryland, though he could also perhaps switch to safety. A standout wrestler, he won 60 of his final 61 matches at Wilde Lake and won the state title at 215 pounds as a senior. On the track, Brown won the Class 3A title in the 100 (10.67 seconds) and 200 (21.52) as a junior. Each was the fastest time in the state for any classification.

In other words, the Terps are getting a good one here.

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