COLLEGE PARK -- Quarterback Scott Zolak and four othe Maryland seniors are among the 360 college football players who have been invited to preen for pro scouts during the NFL's pre-draft tryouts Feb. 5-9 in Indianapolis.
Zolak will be joined at what is known as the "combine" by wide receiver Barry Johnson, linebacker Jack Bradford and offensive tackles Clarence Jones and O'Neil Glenn. All except Bradford played in postseason all-star games.
"This is a good representation from Maryland," Terps coach Joe Krivak said. "They'll work out, get timed and take physical exams."
Nose guard Rick Fleece is trying to arrange a free-agent tryout with an eye toward making a team in the new World League of American Football. So are two players from Maryland's 1989 team, tight end Blaine Rose and guard Mike Kiselak.
Rose was drafted in the 12th round by the New England Patriots in 1990, was dropped from the squad and then brought back for the last few games of the season. Kiselak was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs. The WLAF is scheduled to start play in late March in U.S. and foreign cities.
Zolak completed 15 of 25 passes for 254 yards and a touchdown in the Gray's 17-14 loss to the Blue in the 53rd Blue-Gray All-Star Classic Christmas Day. He was intercepted twice and fumbled once.
Johnson caught a touchdown pass in the Japan Bowl Jan. 13 and, according to Krivak, "did well in relation to the better known receivers." Jones played in the Blue-Gray game and Glenn was TTC in the All-America Classic Jan. 20 matching players from Division I-A schools against those from I-AA, II and III.
"It was a good experience for them," Krivak said. "Clarence also was chosen for the East-West game last Saturday. But it was after school resumed here and his parents didn't want him to be away from classes that long."
* In other news, Johnson and Fleece were two of four Terps to make the 24-man Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic Team. Johnson carries a 3.0 average (on a 4.0 scale) in agricultural business, and Fleece has a 3.0 in speech communications. The other two Maryland players were linebacker Glenn Page (3.5 in finance) and reserve running back Chad Wiestling (3.25 in kinesiological science).