Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

January 10, 2014|By Jonas Shaffer | The Baltimore Sun

In this week's recruiting roundup, a big Terps football target moves up his decision day and three Terps basketball commits get on the radar of ... McDonald's?

Football recruiting

-- Class of 2014 offensive line target Damian Prince will announce his college choice on national signing day, moving up his announcement to Feb. 5 from Feb. 14. The Terps reportedly are in the top three for the blue-chip tackle, along with Florida and South Carolina.

-- Former Class of 2014 defensive back target Jalen Tabor switched his commitment Thursday from Arizona to Florida, which previously had not made the Friendship Collegiate Academy's (D.C.) top two.

-- Apropos of nothing: McDonogh's Jared Cohen could commit to Penn State today, and it still wouldn't sting Terps fans half as much as one 24-hour stretch did Texas fans.

Basketball recruiting

-- Class of 2014 guard commit Melo Trimble scored 16 points Thursday in a 63-58 win over Paul VI, the third-ranked team in the nation, with Terps coach Mark Turgeon in attendance. On Saturday, he went for 30 points in an 82-74 win.

-- Class of 2014 center commit Trayvon Reed had 15 points and 15 rebounds in a 59-40 win Thursday.

-- Class of 2014 guard commit Dion Wiley returned Monday from a left foot injury to score 11 points in a 68-64 win. He went for a season-high 29 points in a 95-69 victory Tuesday. Fun facts about about Wiley: He likes Melo Trimble, Mark Turgeon's "little sayings," Meek Mill and Under Armour shoes.

-- Trimble, Reed and Wiley were all nominated for the 2014 McDonald's All American Game. There are nearly 1,000 nominees, so the nomination means little unless it leads to a spot in the all-star game itself.

-- Class of 2014 wing commit Jared Nickens has a new highlight reel worth checking out. The three-minute-plus video features Nickens at the 24th Annual Under Armour Holiday Classic in late December.

-- Class of 2016 guard target Makai Ashton-Langford scored 18 points in a 68-62 loss with Terps assistant Scott Spinelli in attendance.


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