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Recruitng Storylines: Maryland vs. Penn State

FightOnState.com takes a look at the recruiting stories that will play a role in Saturday's match-up

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.

http://www.scout.com/player/164553-damian-prince?s=174

http://www.scout.com/player/170653-jesse-aniebonam/recruiting?year=2013&s=174




PENN STATE STARTERS/KEY PLAYERS THAT ALSO HAD A MARYLAND OFFER
 
http://www.scout.com/player/172913-marcus-allen?s=407

Allen attended Dr. Henry A. Wise High School in Maryland.

Chris Godwin - Wide Receiver

Ryan Bates - Offensive Lineman

http://www.scout.com/player/150119-brian-gaia?s=157

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

 

PENN STATE

2018 CLASS

http://www.scout.com/player/210009-patrick-freiermuth/recruiting?year=2017&s=157

Committed to Penn State on August 16.




http://www.scout.com/player/201500-justin-shorter?s=157  

Committed to Penn State on August 6. Maryland offered him in late July of this year.




2017 CLASS

http://www.scout.com/player/208563-desmond-holmes?s=157   

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.




http://www.scout.com/player/206984-brailyn-franklin/recruiting?year=2016&s=157

Committed to Penn State on August 6.  Maryland did make his top five.




http://www.scout.com/player/201421-cameron-sullivan-brown?s=157   

Committed to Penn State on July 29.



http://www.scout.com/player/187401-jonathan-sutherland?s=157

Committed to Penn State on July 24.  Maryland did not make his final list of teams.




http://www.scout.com/player/199543-brelin-faison-walden?s=157  

Faison-Walden committed to Penn State on July 20.




http://www.scout.com/player/195514-c-j-thorpe?s=157 

Thorpe committed to Penn State on April 16.  Maryland was never a real factor in Thorpe’s recruitment.




http://www.scout.com/player/199409-rob-martin?s=157 

Martin visited Maryland on March 6.  Ultimately, Martin would commit to Penn State on April 16.




http://www.scout.com/player/197693-yetur-matos?s=157  

Matos committed to Penn State on February 27.  Maryland did not make his final list of top schools.




http://www.scout.com/player/195440-dylan-rivers/recruiting?year=2016&s=157

Rivers committed to Penn State on November 21.  Maryland did make his top five list.





MARYLAND

http://www.scout.com/player/190160-cam-spence?s=174 

Spence committed on April 8.  

http://www.scout.com/player/200117-marcus-minor?s=174

Committed to Maryland on August 28.  Penn State did not make his top seven.

http://www.scout.com/player/187251-jordan-mcnair?s=174  

McNair committed to Maryland on April 16.





http://www.scout.com/player/197835-joshua-kaindoh?s=174

Kaindoh committed to Maryland on April 30.  Penn State was one of the schools under consideration for Kaindoh.



http://www.scout.com/player/184450-deon-jones?s=174  

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.




http://www.scout.com/player/180713-kasim-hill?s=174  

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

 

http://www.scout.com/college/penn-state/player/201987-mekhi-becton

Becton has not scheduled an official visit to Penn State.




http://www.scout.com/player/194945-jordan-anthony/recruiting?year=2016&s=157

Both Penn State and Maryland are in his top six.  According to Anthony, Penn State will receive an official visit.

 



http://www.scout.com/player/196965-nathan-proctor/recruiting?year=2016&s=157

Both Penn State and Maryland are in his top five.

 



http://www.scout.com/player/201392-tariq-castro-fields/recruiting?year=2016&s=157

Both Penn State and Maryland are in his top five.  Castro-Fields has only set one official visit and that will be to Alabama.

 

 



 


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