Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

February 01, 2013|By Matt Bracken | The Baltimore Sun

Maryland is one of three schools hoping to land Jacquille Veii on Signing Day.

A former Terps commitment, Veii recently picked up an offer from Nebraska. The Avalon School athlete will visit Lincoln this weekend and choose between Iowa, Maryland and Nebraska on Wednesday, according to The Washington Post.

“The meeting with Coach Edsall went great; I learned new things about him and he’s an awesome guy,” Veii said. “I just told him that since I had already seen Maryland and not Nebraska, I needed to visit Nebraska so I could make the best decision in the end.”

** MaxPreps.com caught up with Terps quarterback commitment Shane Cockerille, who will play in the International Bowl next week.

"It feels absolutely great," said the 6-foot-2, 205-pound quarterback who will lead the under-19 USA national team in a Tuesday showdown with a World Team in the fourth-annual International Bowl. "I've never been to Texas but this beats the freeze of Maryland."

Basketball recruiting

** The Virginia Connection Newpapers this week published a story on Bishop O'Connell's success this season, highlighting the role future Terps guard Melo Trimble has played.

A major reason for O’Connell’s success is the play of junior guard Melo Trimble, who is committed to the University of Maryland. According to stats from the Washington Post’s Web site, Trimble averaged a team-high 19.1 points through 20 team games. After back-to-back 30-plus-point performances against Cathedral and Good Counsel, Trimble finished with 11 against St. Mary’s Ryken, but Wootten was pleased with how Trimble shared the basketball, crediting him with nine assists.

** Maryland women's commitment Lexie Brown wrote a blog for ESPN W about her decision to pick the Terps.

My recruiting process “officially” began the summer before my freshman year. I had an amazing summer with my AAU team, and the letters began pouring in. I was extremely excited and slightly overwhelmed. I knew immediately that the recruiting process was not for me. Being the organized perfectionist I am, I immediately developed a list of top-15 schools that I was interested in, with Maryland sitting on top.

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