Weekend Wrap: Deon Long stars in his junior college debut

August 27, 2012|By Matt Bracken | The Baltimore Sun

In Iowa Western Community College's 77-0 win over APU Cole College, Deon Long showed flashes of what he could provide for Maryland next season.

Long, a D.C. native who caught 47 passes for 809 yards and four touchdowns as a redshirt freshman at New Mexico, was making his junior college debut Saturday for the Reivers. The four-star prospect, who committed to Maryland in June, didn't disappoint.

Maryland recruit Deon Long, a transfer from New Mexico, hauled in two of the three TD passes, covering 33 and 39 yards, in his IWCC debut.

** Maryland linebacker recruit Yannick Ngakoue helped power Friendship Collegiate (D.C.) to a 21-6 victory over St. John's.

With [Cadets fullback Devin] Williams out, Ngakoue wrecked havoc in the St. John’s backfield. Ngakoue finished with four sacks which cost the Cadets 40 yards.

** The best efforts of Shane Cockerille weren't enough Sunday night, as Gilman suffered a 35-14 loss to Archbishop Moeller in Cincinnati. The Terps QB pledge rushed for two touchdowns in the loss.

Cockerille, named the team's Most Valuable Player, rushed for 159 yards on 25 carries, the longest for 48 yards.

Basketball recruiting

** Before Rivals.com releases its post-summer 2013 basketball rankings Tuesday, Eric Bossi weighed in on the contenders for the No. 1 spot and how the Harrison twins stack up.

While they are incredibly close as prospects and the line separating them -- if there even is one -- is razor thin, one could argue that perhaps Aaron has overtaken his brother by the slightest of margins. Playing off the ball as a shooting guard, Aaron has long depended on his brother setting him up for shots. But more recently Aaron has become stronger at getting his own looks and has also proven to be a viable option as a point guard when Andrew goes out of the game.

Aaron Harrison scored 25 points in the Under Armour Elite 24 Game in Venice Beach, Calif., on Sunday, according to NBC Sports' College Basketball Talk.

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