Prospects Interest In Terps Wavers

Prospect Pe'Shon Howard's interest in Maryland wavers after two 2010 guards commit.

Relationships between a recruit and a school can change very quickly, which is certainly the case between Oak Hill Academy point guard Pe'shon Howard and the University of Maryland.

As recently as a month ago, Howard had named Maryland in his top two, but with the commitments of Terrell Stoglin and Terrance Ross, Howard no longer has much interest in the Terps.

"I'm not as interested in Maryland anymore because they have already gotten commitments from two guards in my class," Howard said.

The three star guard said that Harvard, Rutgers, Arkansas, Virginia Tech, and USC are all pursuing him hard, with Harvard and Arkansas the two teams to beat at this point.

"(Harvard and Arkansas) told me that I can play right away and that they will help me develop," Howard said. "I also have a good relationship with both coaches."

The 6-foot-1 Virginia native is intent on trying to become a better player and attract more potential college suitors this summer by working out twice a day and trying to fit in as much pickup basketball as possible.

Even though Harvard and Arkansas are Howard's two clear favorites, no team appears to be out of the running at this point.

"If any school comes in and starts to recruit me, I'd be willing to put them in my top five," said Howard, who said he plans to make a decision in either the fall or winter.

He added that location is no longer a factor for him and he is most interested in how fast they play and the coaching style of the team.

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