The Maryland men's basketball program's search for a 2011 big man has turned to the junior college ranks.
Goff, who will have two years of eligibility, signed with Oklahoma last fall. But the three-star prospect came back on the market this week.
Goff signed with OU in November prior to his sophomore season at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College. When Goff signed, it was to play for former Sooner coach Jeff Capel. When he was fired last month, it led to a change of heart. He asked OU to release him from the letter of intent.
Still, sources said Rutgers remains the team to beat after the 6-foot-9 Judge visited the campus two weeks ago and was hosted by Dane Miller and Austin Carroll.
• Two scouting services released their final class of 2011 rankings this week. In Scout.com's Top 100, Terps shooting guard signee Nick Faust checked in at No. 49. Faust was ranked 48th in Rivals.com's Top 150, while Martin Breunig made a surprise appearance at No. 137.
Top 4 right now is VCU, UGA, Clemson, TN. Florida called yesterday.
• NBE Basketball caught up this week with Brewster (N.H.) Academy center Mitch McGary.
He’s already taken trips to Illinois, Marquette, Purdue and Indiana and is attempting to plan visits to Cincinnati, Maryland, Florida, Indiana and Texas.
Williams, a key member of DeMatha’s 4x400 relay team that finished the indoor season with the fastest time in the country, showed tremendous strength in the 400 hurdles. He led from the start and ran away from Oxon Hill’s Kyle Smith to win in 54.28 seconds. That time eclipsed the 54.43 run by Antonio Blanks of Dunbar (Ohio).
He's a Maryland product, and nearby schools like Maryland, Virginia Tech, Rutgers and Pitt should be considered potential threats to land him. The rest of the nation's powers won't quit trying to get him.