Terps land Seneca Valley WR, junior-college defensive tackle XTC

February 01, 1996|By Paul McMullen | Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF

A wide receiver from Seneca Valley High in Montgomery County and a junior-college defensive tackle are the latest recruits to announce their intention to play football for Maryland.

Moses Cruz was a three-year starter at receiver and a two-year starter in the secondary for Seneca Valley, which won state 3A titles when he was a sophomore and junior. The Screaming Eagles reached the 4A semifinals last season, when Cruz, 6 feet and 185 pounds, had 24 catches for 435 yards and eight touchdowns, seven interceptions and returned 15 punts for 325 yards.

Defensive tackle Ramon Olivaras, 6-4, 275, is the third player from Nassau (N.Y.) Community College to commit to Maryland this year. Tight end Tim Brown and cornerback Marcus Patrick are enrolled at the university and will participate in spring practice, but Olivaras won't come to Maryland until August.

The Terps remain in the running for West Springfield (Va.) running back Damone Boone, a Parade All-American and player of the year in the Washington area.

Boone rushed for 2,632 yards in 10 games last season.

Maryland is no longer in the running for another Parade All-American, wide receiver Clinton Spotwood of Elizabeth, N.J., who'll attend Syracuse or Rutgers. Al Hawkins, the quarterback at Elizabeth High, probably will attend Maryland if he doesn't sign a professional baseball contract in June.

"If he [Hawkins] plays college football, it's going to be at Maryland," Elizabeth coach Jerry Moore said.

Schedule revised

Two of Maryland's games were shifted by the Atlantic Coast Conference and, as a result, the Terps will have an extra week to prepare for their Sept. 26 Thursday night game at West Virginia. Maryland was supposed to play North Carolina on Sept. 21, but that game has been moved to Oct. 12. The Terps were originally scheduled to be at Virginia that day, but they'll instead visit the Cavaliers Sept. 14.

1996 Terps schedule

Date .. .. .. Opponent .. .. .. .. .. Time

Aug. 31 .. .. Northern Illinois .. .. 7

Sept. 7 .. .. Alabama-Birmingham . .. 7

Sept. 14 . .. at Virginia .. .. .. .. TBA

Sept. 26 . .. West Virginia ... .. .. 8

Oct. 5 ... .. N.C. State ... .. .. .. TBA

Oct. 12 .. .. at North Carolina .. .. TBA

Oct. 19 .. .. Wake Forest-x ... .. .. TBA

Oct. 26 .. .. at Duke ... .. .. .. .. TBA

Nov. 2 ... .. at Clemson ... .. .. .. TBA

Nov. 14 .. .. Georgia Tech . .. .. .. 8

Nov. 23 .. .. Florida State-y . .. .. TBA

x-homecoming; y-at Miami

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