Terps' Early Interest a Plus for Foreman

Does Maryland's early interest give them a chance with 2011 prospect Lukas Foreman?

It’s been said that the first impression is everything, so Maryland’s chances of landing Naples (Fla.) safety Lukas Foreman may be a little better because of their punctuality.

Foreman heard from the Terps and defensive coordinator Don Brown before anyone else, receiving their scholarship offer his sophomore year. The class of 2011 defensive back is all grown up now, and also list offers from Kansas, West Virginia, Toledo, Louisville, Middle Tennessee State and North Carolina.

This summer, Foreman visited Tennessee, MTSU, UNC and WVU, and came back impressed.

“I loved each and every one of them and all of their facilities were incredible,” Foreman said. “I loved all the coaches, they seemed like good guys.”

Foreman has said that he doesn’t have a leader, but he told TSR that Maryland’s early interest gives them an advantage.

“They were my first offer, and you’ve always got to respect your first offer,” he said.

Foreman said he ran the gamut of excitement in ’09 when he heard that he officially had a future as a FBS student-athlete.

“I couldn’t believe it,” said Foreman. “I…I can’t even explain, I was ecstatic. They offered me when I was a sophomore, I was a young guy, and I was shocked.”

However, he doesn’t just like to be liked by Maryland. The 6-2, 180-pounder nicknamed “Dirty Luke” by his teammates said the Terps have a lot to offer him beyond just a scholarship.

“I like their coaching staff, and I like their defense and how they run it…and their jerseys. They have sweet jerseys.”

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