2011 Prospect Thinks Very Highly of Terps

Abdur-Rahman says that Maryland's interest was not only the first, but it as also the most consistent.

Jamal Abdur-Rahman is still more than a year away from making his college commitment, but that doesn't mean the 2011 running back doesn't have some good news to offer the Maryland Terrapins.

“If I had to choose now, I would choose Maryland,” said Abdur-Rahman, “They showed me the most love first, and they've showed me the most love throughout my high school career.”

Abdur-Rahman, a 5-9, 170 pound back from La Salle College High School in Pennsylvania, had a very good junior season for his team, totaling 1,198 total yards and 20 touchdowns, along with four interceptions on the defensive side of the ball.

“The season went pretty good. We were 14-1, and we won the state championship.”

And, while it is still early in his recruitment, Abdur-Rahman already has a good idea of what he wants in the school he chooses.

“I want it to feel like a home away from home, and I want to play with good players. Maryland has a very good recruiting class, so their struggles won't affect my decision.”

Abdur-Rahman, who Scout.com has listed as a three-star prospect, believes he has many strengths as a football player but still thinks he has work to do next season.

“I believe I know the game very well. I'm a smart football player, and I believe I have good speed. I would definitely like to improve my strength next season though.”

And, though Maryland has a solid core group of running backs that will still be on roster in 2011, Addur-Rahman is very well grounded and knows he will have to work hard at whatever school he chooses.

“I wouldn't be mad if I didn't contribute as a freshman, but I definitely believe I can. I just hope they give me a shot.”

Maryland has some stiff competition if they want to land him though. He has also received interest from other top football schools.

Pittsburgh, UConn, West Virginia, and Boston College are the schools that are really interested in me.”

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