Maryland's 2013 football recruiting class includes one of the top 11 quarterbacks in the country.
Gilman senior Shane Cockerille, who pledged to the Terps in April, was named an Elite 11 quarterback over the weekend.
The Elite 11 quarterbacks are selected after six regional combines during the spring. Twenty-four signal-callers are then invited to California to compete for the honor.
Rivals.com analyst Mike Farrell was impressed by Cockerille from Day One of the competition.
Cockerille is a very thick, muscular lefty with a compact release and a lot of zip on the ball. His footwork isn't great, but he can sling it. His accuracy will improve once he gets his feet down.
** Maryland landed a commitment Friday night from three-star defensive tackle Kingsley Opara, according to The Florida Times-Union.
“I just felt like I had better chance at playing early at Maryland, and I wanted to be a part of a special recruiting class,” Opara said Saturday. “It’s a solid commitment but I’m going to keep my options open.”
Check back with Recruiting Report later for more on Opara's commitment.
** Maryland junior power forward target Obi Enechionyia was NBE Basketball Report's top performer of Saturday afternoon at the Peach Jam.
Enechionyia was somewhat vague stating that major programs from the Big East and ACC are those after him right now. He did specifically mention Maryland, Miami, and Georgetown but suggested that a bunch more from those two conferences are involved as well.
** Terps coach Mark Turgeon checked out a 2014 point guard last week at Hoop Group's Summer Classic East, according to NBCSports.com.
The main draw was 2014 Top 5 player Noah Vonleh, the 6-8 forward from Massachusetts, but Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon had his eye on another prospect—Top 60 point guard Kaleb Joseph.
Joseph, a 6-3, 165-pound native of Ashburnham, Mass., was impressive on Day 1 of SCE, a smart, pass-first point guard with the skills to orchestrate an offense at the high-major level.