Marquis Spann is Off the Market
Surprisingly, next year Spann will not be suiting up to play ACC football. In fact, the Paterson product will not be playing in the Football Bowl Subdivision. "I actually committed to Delaware State. I had other offers from Maryland and Akron, but I went on a visit two weeks ago, really liked it down there, and there was a good chance of me playing early," the senior said.
Spann, who would have been one of the remaining pieces to Maryland's 2008 recruiting class, never made an official visit to College Park. He admitted that the biggest drawback to committing to Maryland was his shaky transcript. "My SAT scores, I guess were too weak," he said.
Delaware State, who finished atop the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, appealed to Spann by having multiple former Kennedy High School teammates on its roster, including redshirt freshman Dashawn Frazier.
If it was a family atmosphere that Spann was looking for, the Terps had one of the best to offer. Nine players on Maryland's 2007 roster were originally from northern New Jersey, including standout running back Lance Ball and Terp defensive target Jarel Lowery.
Spann's recruitment may have blown up if it had not been for a season-ending injury five games into the season. Despite cutting his season short, Spann still managed All-League honors and was named to the Scout.com New Jersey Top 40 list published in the summer.
TerrapinTimes Top Stories
TTDan's Reflections On The TerpsNow that the 2016-17 campaign is in the books for the Terps, here are some reflections on the season and where Maryland goes from here:
TerrapinTimesThursday at 8:14 AM
TTDave's Inside The ShellWelcome to the next edition of Inside the Shell, the weekly Maryland-football recruiting roundup.
TerrapinTimesThursday at 4:48 AM
That’s The Ticket! First Oregon, THEN UConnCOLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Terrapins’ Wednesday afternoon practice ended with a celebration, Maryland working on last-second, buzzer-beating shots.
TerrapinTimesWednesday at 4:14 PM
Top-ranked Va. QB close to cutting listVirginia Beach (Va.) Bishop Sullivan quarterback Tyler DeSue plans to make his college commitment this spring and gave Scout the latest.
Scout FootballWednesday at 12:37 PM