One of the Washington area’s most highly touted junior football prospects, St. John’s (D.C.) quarterback Will Ulmer, was in attendance at Byrd Stadium on Saturday. And while the Terps didn’t pull out the win against UConn, Ulmer continues to gain interest in the hometown school.
“It was very good," Ulmer said. "Maryland, they’re obviously getting a lot of in-state guys. I liked the way they performed. They made some mistakes and couldn’t pull out the win, but that will come with experience. They put up a good fight."
Ulmer, a 6-1, 180-pound dual-threat quarterback with 4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash, has offers from Maryland, North Carolina, Boston College and Syracuse. Others, like Virginia Tech and Alabama, have been in frequent contact.
Likely to be one of the most sought-after players in the area in the Class of 2014, he’s become a priority for the Terps. He chatted briefly with offensive coordinator Mike Locksley before and after the game Saturday.
“It was just a great experience. I really like Maryland. It’s the home-state school,” he said.
Ulmer’s being viewed at different positions by different schools. Maryland likes him at quarterback. Boston College views him as an athlete or quarterback, and UNC is recruiting him as an athlete.
“I’m a dual-threat quarterback. If you take away my running game, I’ll start slinging it. If you take away my passing game, I’ll run,” he said.
Ulmer isn’t friends with any of Maryland’s players, though he became friendly with Avalon School cornerback and Terps commit Jacquille Veii during an unofficial to Boston College.
“I also played against Stefon Diggs and Wes Brown. I don’t know them personally, but I I have a pretty good understanding of how they play,” he said. “I think [the local aspect] is very good. If everybody stays home, we could build our own powerhouse, but I’m taking my time with this process and will end up wherever [it] takes me.”