Trimble Talks Terps Decision

TSR talks to 2014 commit Romelo Trimble about his recruiting experience.

Romelo Trimble's commitment marked the first for Mark Turgeon in the 2014 class, and the 6'3” guard from Bishop O'Connell HS in Virginia said he's glad to have the process behind him.

“I just wanted to get it out of the way,” Trimble said. “[Maryland] is close to home and was always one of my top schools, so it was an easy choice.”

Having made his decision, Trimble has an opportunity to begin working on the skills that he'll be using in Turgeon's system.

“I like the way they play now,” Trimble said. “A lot of drive and kick, and that's what I do well.”

Though there has been speculation as to whether Maryland's move to the Big Ten would affect recruiting, it clearly wasn't an issue for Trimble.

“Well I always wanted to be a Terp,” Trimble said. “When they went to the Big Ten, I figure it has just as much talent, if not more. But I wanted to play for Maryland whether it be ACC or Big Ten.”

Trimble, a member of the AAU team DC Assault, was the second commitment Turgeon got from the team this year. Maryland native Roddy Peters also plays for the team and committed for the 2013 class.

“I talked to Coach Turgeon and he said me and Roddy were interchangeable,” Trimble said. “We can both play the one and the two and like to go to the basket, so we're going to work well together.”

Turgeon's staff has quickly created a presence in the local recruiting landscape. Four of the seven players he recruited to Maryland out of high school are either from D.C., Maryland, or Virginia, and commitments from Peters and Trimble are likely to help that trend continue.

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