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Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

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Many of Maryland's top 2013 targets are guards, but the Terps have identified several post players as top priorities as well.

According to the New York Post, Jermaine Lawrence of Queens, N.Y., is one of those Terps targets. The 6-foot-10 forward claims offers from Baylor, Cincinnati, Florida, Kansas, Louisville, Maryland, Rutgers, St. John's, Syracuse, Temple and UNLV, according to the Post. Lawrence won MVP honors last weekend at the Mary Kline Classic.

"He's a special talent and when it's all said and done with hard work he could be arguably one of the best players in his class," one Division I coach familiar with Lawrence said. Another coach described him as someone capable of playing either forward position with "great upside."

* NorthstarBBall.com updated the recruitment of Paul VI (Va.) guard Stanford Robinson.

Robinson listed scholarship offers from Indiana, Villanova, North Carolina State, Marquette, Rutgers, Maryland, Seton Hall, Virginia, George Washington, and Miami. In addition, he is receiving interest from Texas. At this point, he has no favorites in his recruitment.

* St. Benedict's (N.J.) point guard Tyler Ennis, who was reportedly offered by Maryland, updated CBSSports.com this week with his top seven.

Wherever he winds up in the rankings won't affect his college destination. Ennis already has his choice of suitors: Illinois, Syracuse, Memphis, Louisville, Baylor, Wake Forest and UCLA. Others have shown interest, but those are the seven standing out right now.

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* Maryland-bound running back Joe Riddle led Linganore to the MVAL Piedmont Track and Field Championship.

For the Linganore boys, senior Joe Riddle won the 100-meter dash (10.98 seconds) and helped the Lancers win the 800-meter relay (1:30.98). Another member of that team was Julian Coiner, who won the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 6 inches. Riddle also helped Linganore win the 400 relay (42.83).

* Terps defensive lineman signee Roman Braglio capped his high school track career with a championship.

On his final day of classes, McDonogh senior Roman Braglio won the shot put. Braglio, who won the MIAA wrestling title, will play football at the University of Maryland in the fall.

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