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Weekly recruiting roundup

Tobias Harris has already visited Syracuse, Tennessee and Kentucky this fall.

Now the five-star forward from New York has scheduled trips to his four other finalists -- West Virginia, Georgia Tech, Louisville and Maryland.

Then the weekend of November 7 they will travel to West Virginia. The following weekend they will visit Maryland with a final visit to Georgia Tech scheduled for November 16 and 17 following the Maryland visit.

• caught up with Albany (N.Y.) City Rocks coach Jim Hart this week for an update on Hippolyte Tsafack, a Cameroon native and Miller School (Va.) big man.

“He loves Maryland,” replied Hart. ”He’s pretty high on Maryland. I think he still has his scheduled visit (next weekend) to Maryland. Maryland has recruited him longer than anybody, probably. Nothing else is scheduled right now, but Auburn, Alabama, Miami, and UCLA are all showing interest. ”• St. Anthony (N.J.) forward Ashton Pankey, who still plans on making an official visit to College Park before the fall signing period ends, is also considering Rice, Houston, Hofstra and Drexel, according to Adam Zagoria.

“If you want to play at the highest level, Maryland would probably be the leader right now,” [New Heights AAU coach Kimani] Young says.

• South Kent (Conn.) School junior point guard Danny Lawhorn says he’s hearing from the Terps.

“Washington, North Dakota St, Baylor, Mississippi St, Texas A&M, Auburn, Arkansas, Rutgers, South Florida, UAB, St. Bonaventure, Maryland, Fresno St, St. John’s, St Peters, Fairfield, Louisville [and] Texas,” were the schools Lawhorn mentioned as those recruiting him, in addition to Providence.

• Long Island (N.Y.) Lutheran junior guard Achraf Yacoubou has committed to Villanova.

Even though Yacoubou hasn’t even begun his junior season at Lutheran, [Yacoubou’s guardian Randy] Harper said there were more than 20 scholarship offers, from schools such as Memphis, Kentucky, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Xavier, Maryland and Oklahoma State.

Football recruiting

• Phil Kornblut reports that Norcross, Ga., offensive lineman Max Garcia has the Terps at the top of his list.

Garcia says right now Maryland is his favorite with Vanderbilt second and Clemson third. He visited Vandy last weekend.

• Maryland remains in good shape with Christchurch, Va., tight end Josh Lovell, according to

“Maryland is still at the top,” he said. “They are close and the coaches are great. I just feel comfortable there.

• Terps defensive end commitment Ian Evans is involved in one of the three key matchups to watch in Hammonton (N.J.) High’s game against Vineland tonight.

Hammonton DE Ian Evans (6-3, 235) vs. Vineland OT Jeffrey Bryson (6-3, 235). Evans, who has verbally committed to Maryland, could be one of the best pass rushers Vineland will have to contend with all season. Bryson is nursing a sore ankle. If he can't go, look for sophomore Kevin Santiago (6-3, 315) to get the call.

• Rutgers remains the leader for Bishop McNamara wide receiver and Maryland target Brandon Coleman, according to

“I like the coaches at Rutgers a lot,” Brandon Coleman said. “We’re pretty close and they run a great program. Coach Greg Schiano has great principles and reminds me of my high school coach. I could see myself there."

• Linganore offensive tackle Robby Havenstein committed to Wisconsin this week, picking the Badgers over offers from Maryland, Penn State, Wake Forest and Virginia.

"I wanted to play in the Big 10. It's my kind of football," he said. "I have family up in Michigan and they are all big Michigan and Michigan State fans."

Khamrone Kolb, an offensive lineman from Virginia, pledged to Penn State earlier this week.

Kolb, from Lake Braddock High in Burke, Va., also claimed scholarship offers from North Carolina, North Carolina State, Wisconsin, Illinois and Maryland.

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