Recruit narrows field

RECRUTING REPORT

UM no longer in view

August 10, 2008|By MATT BRACKEN

Maryland is out of the running for basketball player Thomas Robinson.

The Brewster (N.H.) Academy power forward recently trimmed his list of schools to five, and the Terps didn't make the cut.

"Yes, I have narrowed my list of schools," the 6-foot-8, 210-pound Robinson told JayhawkSlant.com. "Memphis, USC, Kansas, Miami and Texas are the schools I'm looking at. Memphis, Kansas and USC are on top." *Zags Blog has the latest on Torrington, Conn., power forward and Maryland target Jordan Williams, who said his recruitment is wide open:

"As of right now, there isn't anyone standing out only because it only really started towards the end of July. That's when I started getting the most calls. St. John's has been there before the spring. They've been there for a while, but most of the schools just started to recruit me hard after the July period. So it's not like there is just one school that has stood out just yet."

"I've always said that I want to go to a school where I can make an impact. I want to go to a school that needs me and not just wants me. I want to make a difference wherever I go. It doesn't have to be close to home, either. If it means I have to go to the West Coast, I'll go to the West Coast. If it means it's near my home, I'll go there. I want to go where it fits me the best."

*According to Razorback Central, Findlay (Nev.) Prep forward Clarence Trent intends to make an official visit to Maryland.

"[Little Rock Hall point guard A.J.] Walton has his schools down to Arkansas, Baylor, Kentucky and Marquette and is nearing a decision, while Trent will make his after taking official visits to Arkansas, UNLV, California, Maryland and Washington," the Web site reported.

Trent recently participated in Arkansas' Elite camp in Fayetteville, impressing NWAnews.com's Richard Davenport:

"Very few forward prospects in the nation can match the athletic ability of the 6-8, 230-pound Trent. I believe his upside is tremendous once he gets on a college campus and is able to be a part of a weight program. Trent, who plays in the summer for the Arkansas Hawks, already looks good physically but probably has the potential to put on another 10-15 pounds of muscle and still keep his 39-inch vertical and quickness. If he does that and continues to make steady improvement in his overall game, the sky is the limit."

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