Check out videos of Maryland commitments at Capital Classic practices here.
* The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Dodd planned to sign his letter of intent to the Terps sometime next week.
Maryland Coach Mark Turgeon called Dodd on Monday to inform the player of the plan to bring him on campus for an official visit next week. As of now, that’s when Dodd will put his commitment to the Terrapins in writing.
“It was nice that [Turgeon] told me that,” Dodd said. “But I’m a humble kid. I always keep my head up because you never know. Something always could go wrong, so I just always keep my head on straight.”
Check out video highlights below of Dodd playing with D.C. Assault at a recent Big Shots AAU event.
“They came to my school, they kept in contact with me, they talked to my mom – they did everything it took to get me,” he said of his commitment, which was first reported by The Post. “It feels great. I’m going to play SEC basketball and that’s one of the top conferences in the country.”
With Gibbs now securely in the fold, the next step for head coach Kevin Willard and his staff will be trying to get the point guard eligible for next season. Gibbs will reportedly try to seek a hardship waiver, which would allow him to not have to sit out a year, as per NCAA regulations. While hardship waivers are sparse and often times hard to come by, a member of the Gibbs family is reportedly dealing with an illness, which also was a reason he sought a transfer from Austin.