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Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

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Jake Layman is just seven games into his senior season, but the Maryland-bound forward already appears to have hit his midseason stride.

On Tuesday, Layman guided King Philip to a 74-52 win over Sharon (Mass.).

It was the first 40-point game of Layman's career and he added 21 rebounds and eight blocks as Sharon clung to life throughout.

Two nights later, Layman led his squad to a 75-32 win over Avon.

The senior had another big night as he recorded 19 points and 16 rebounds for the Warriors.

* The Terps lost out on Texas A&M point guard transfer Jamal Branch, who decided on St. John's.

The 6-3 Branch went for the Red Storm over Maryland, Arizona, UCLA and Marquette.

* Maryland women's signee Tierney Pfirman powered South Williamsport (Pa.) to a big win over Warrior Run on Wednesday.

Pfirman scored 25 of her game-high 36 points in the second half as the Mounties outscored the Defenders by 24 points after the break in a 63-40 victory.

Football recruiting

* caught up with the mother of five-star defensive tackle and Terps target Eddie Goldman for an update on the Friendship Collegiate senior's recruitment.

The five-star defensive tackle from Washington (D.C.) Friendship won't take anymore official visits and is zeroing in on the schools he traveled to this winter and fall: Auburn, Alabama, Florida State and Miami.

* Good Counsel five-star wide receiver Stefon Diggs, a top Terps target, updated on his timeline for making a decision.

“I don’t have a leader or top five or anything like that,” Diggs said Tuesday night. “I’m wide open, and I’m planning on waiting until after signing day to make my final decision.”

* Maryland remains in the mix for Greensboro, N.C., defensive tackle D.J. Reader, according to the Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer.

Greensboro Grimsley defensive tackle D.J. Reader has narrowed his list to Clemson, Maryland and UNC. Reader (No. 13) has already made an official visit to Maryland, and will make his final two to Clemson (Jan. 20) and UNC (Jan. 27).

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