Maryland and Penn State have split their last two meetings, but Penn State has dominated this series with 32 wins, 2 losses and 1 tie. FightOnState.com looks at the past and present recruiting battles between Maryland and Penn State.
SCOUT CLASS RANKINGS BETWEEN MARYLAND AND PENN STATE – 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
2014:Penn State- No. 25 Maryland - No. 61
2015: Penn State - No. 13 Maryland - No. 47
2016: Penn State -No. 21 Maryland - No. 53
2017 (current): Maryland - No. 15 ,Penn State No. 23
MARYLAND VS. PENN STATE - KEY RECRUITS
Note: We will include mostly starters only.
MARYLAND STARTERS/KEY PLAYERS THAT ALSO HAD A PENN STATE OFFER
Maryland only has two players in their offensive and defensive lineups that were offered by both Maryland and Penn State. It's worth noting that Maryland's starting receiver, D.J. Moore, is a native of Pennsylvania and did not get a Penn State offer.
PENN STATE STARTERS/KEY PLAYERS THAT ALSO HAD A MARYLAND OFFER
Allen attended Dr. Henry A. Wise High School in Maryland.
Chris Godwin - Wide Receiver
Ryan Bates - Offensive Lineman
Gaia attended Gillman School in Maryland. Penn State was his favorite school as a child accourding to Gaia.
Conner McGovern - Offensive Lineman
Andrew Nelson - Offensive Lineman - Nelson was heavily recruited by Maryland but once he received the offer from Penn State, well, the rest is history.
DaeSean Hamilton - Wide Receiver - Virginia Tech, Miami, Wake Forest and Duke were among his favorites.
Manny Bowen - Linebacker
PENN STATE AND MARYLAND CURRENT COMMITS WITH OFFERS FROM BOTH SCHOOLS
Committed to Penn State on August 16.
Committed to Penn State on August 6. Maryland offered him in late July of this year.
Committed to Penn State on August 6, 2016. Holmes landed an offer from Maryland on May 9. The Terrapins were in the final mix for Holmes.
Committed to Penn State on August 6. Maryland did make his top five.
Committed to Penn State on July 29.
Committed to Penn State on July 24. Maryland did not make his final list of teams.
Faison-Walden committed to Penn State on July 20.
Thorpe committed to Penn State on April 16. Maryland was never a real factor in Thorpe’s recruitment.
Martin visited Maryland on March 6. Ultimately, Martin would commit to Penn State on April 16.
Matos committed to Penn State on February 27. Maryland did not make his final list of top schools.
Rivers committed to Penn State on November 21. Maryland did make his top five list.
Spence committed on April 8.
Committed to Maryland on August 28. Penn State did not make his top seven.
McNair committed to Maryland on April 16.
Kaindoh committed to Maryland on April 30. Penn State was one of the schools under consideration for Kaindoh.
Committed to Maryland on July 6. Jones suffered a season-ending injury and is currently recovering. Jones did take a few unofficial visits to Penn State.
Hill committed to Maryland on April 9 after two unofficial visits to the school on March 19 and March 26. Hill had not heard much from Penn State around that time.
CURRENT NON-COMMITTED PLAYERS IN THE 2017 CLASS THAT MARYLAND AND PENN STATE ARE BOTH IN THE MIX FOR
Becton has not scheduled an official visit to Penn State.
Both Penn State and Maryland are in his top six. According to Anthony, Penn State will receive an official visit.
Both Penn State and Maryland are in his top five.
Both Penn State and Maryland are in his top five. Castro-Fields has only set one official visit and that will be to Alabama.