Weekly recruiting roundup

The chances of four-star shooting guard Terrence Ross ending up at Maryland likely moved from slim to none this week.

The Washington Post's Steve Yanda reported Tuesday that the former Terps commitment had left Montrose Christian.

"I’m not going to talk about it other than to say that Terrence has withdrawn from Montrose," [Mustangs coach Stu] Vetter said. "It was a parental decision, and we wish him well."

Now it appears that Ross, a Portland, Ore., native, is headed back west. Yanda reported Thursday that Ross' destination will likely be Westwind Academy in Phoenix.

Assuming Ross does, in fact, end up at Westwind Academy, he will be coached by Gary Trousdale on a team that currently is 24-2. Among Trousdale's former coaching stops, he once was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Portland. A call to Trousdale's listed work number at Westwind Academy on Thursday was not immediately returned.

Vetter told Recruiting Report in December that the Terps were "still very much in the picture" to land Ross. His transfer from Montrose Christian, however, has likely closed the door on that possibility.• Maryland point guard signee Terrell Stoglin was unstoppable in Tucson (Ariz.) Santa Rita's 63-47 win over Sahuarita.

And, as usual, star point guard Terrell Stoglin took care of lighting up the scoreboard, going off for 36 points - 15 on three-pointers and another 13 from the free- throw stripe - moving closer to second place on the state's all-time scoring list.

• UM combo guard commitment Pe'Shon Howard led Oak Hill (Va.) to a 44-43 win over Mountain State Academy in the championship game of the Big Atlantic Classic in West Virginia.

Maryland recruit Pe’Shon Howard paced Oak Hill Academy with 13 points.

Haukur Palsson, a senior forward from Iceland, helped Montverde Academy (Fla.) to a 54-51 win over Findlay Prep (Nev.).

Jamail Jones was Montverde Academy's second-best scorer with nine points, followed by Clyburn with eight and Haukur Palsson with seven.

Stefan Nastic received some interest from Maryland, but the Serbian-born center committed to Stanford last weekend.

Nastic, who attends Thornhill Secondary School in Ontario, was a member of the Serbian Under-16 squad two years ago and trained with the national Under-18 team over the summer.

• Terps junior center target Desmond Hubert had a monster game for New Egypt (N.J.) on Thursday.

Desmond Hubert's triple-double of 22 points, 22 rebounds and 10 blocked shots dominated New Egypt's 49-37 victory at Maple Shade.

• Maryland women's combo guard recruit Natasha Cloud has taken on more of a scoring role this year for Cardinal O'Hara, according to this profile from the Philadelphia Daily News.

Her newfound offense is a leading reason O'Hara, a young team battling both inexperience and injuries, is climbing back from an uncharacteristic slow start and becoming a dangerous team again.

• Terps small forward signee Alyssa Thomas guided Central Dauphin (Pa.) to a 37-23 win over Chambersburg.

Returning after a one-game absence (left knee contusion), the Rams’ Alyssa Thomas scored 10 of her 16 points in the second half.

• UM center pledge Alicia DeVaughn was Broward (Fla.) County's third-leader scorer (19.4) and its No. 1 rebounder (18.1) this season.

Football recruiting

• ESPN.com's Heather Dinich caught up with Terps defensive coordinator Don Brown, who has high expectations for cornerback Mario Rowson.

“He has tremendous length and he's a guy that can match up to big receivers,” Brown said. “He can play press. He can get his hands on them and cover two concepts, physical rerouting concepts, and he's a guy that can come back to the receivers. I'm challenging him to do that.”

• The Scranton Times-Tribune was on hand for Terps offensive line recruit Sal Conaboy's Signing Day ceremony.

"I’m so happy," said Conaboy, wearing his white, pin-striped Maryland cap. "If I was going tomorrow, I would leave in a heartbeat. I am going to miss high school, but over the next four years I am going to have the time of my life at Maryland."

• The guys at Testudo Times did a Signing Day roundtable Wednesday. Check out their breakdown of Maryland's 2010 class here.

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