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Deon Long to Titans, Matt Robinson to Jaguars, Cole Farrand to Giants, R.J. Harris to Saints

Maryland wide receiver Deon Long agreed to a free-agent deal with the Tennessee Titans, while Terps linebackers Matt Robinson (Atholton) and Cole Farrand reached agreements with the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants, respectively.

New Hampshire wide receiver R.J. Harris (Arundel), meanwhile, agreed to a free-agent contract with the New Orleans Saints.

After participating in the Redskins and Ravens' local-prospect days, Long went undrafted. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 to 4.58 seconds at the Terps' Pro Day workout before 30 NFL teams, including New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and director of player personnel Nick Caserio. Long ran a 4.51 at the NFL scouting combine.

Long attended four colleges, going to West Virginia, New Mexico and Iowa Western Junior College before completing his career with the Terps.

A Washington native who played at Dunbar, Long stood out at the East-West Shrine all-star game after catching 51 passes for 575 yards and two touchdowns last season.


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Maryland defensive tackle Darius Kilgo has been busy on predraft circuit

Months of job interviews are behind Maryland defensive tackle Darius Kilgo. Now, the three-year starter is ready to find out which NFL team he'll be working for.

Kilgo has visited the Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers and Miami Dolphins and met with the New England Patriots prior to the Terps' Pro Day workout in College Park. He also worked out for the Ravens at their local prospect day.

Kilgo is projected as a late-round draft pick.

"I've been busy," Kilgo told The Baltimore Sun. "Everything has been coming along pretty well. I can't complain. I'm just glad I have this opportunity to play at the next level. I've been going to a lot of different places.

"It's been a great experience. I'm anxious to see how things work out for me. I'm getting calls from other teams I haven't visited. It makes me anxious. You never know where you'll end up."

The 6-foot-2, 313-pound North Carolina native played in the East-West Shrine all-star game.

At his Pro Day workout, Kilgo bench...

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Guard Varun Ram (River Hill) returning to Maryland for final year

Varun Ram, the popular reserve guard for the Maryland men's basketball team who made one of the Terps' biggest plays last season, announced Friday that he will return for his final year of eligibility.

On Friday afternoon, he tweeted: "excited to say that I'll be back to play for this great university one more year #notsureifyoucare #butstill"

An athletic department spokesman confirmed that Ram will be returning.

Asked why he decided to return, Ram said: "I want to further my education and pursue a graduate degree. I also want to continue to be around this great Maryland program and help it in anyway that I can."

The River Hill graduate came in for the last 13.7 seconds of Maryland’s second-round NCAA tournament win over Valparaiso, and helped preserve the team’s 65-62 victory by stripping Crusaders guard Keith Carter as he went up for a corner 3-pointer.

The 5-foot-9 point guard started his college career at Trinity College, a Division III school in Connecticut, but transferred as a walk-on...

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Former Terps guard Dez Wells hopes to avoid infamy with O's ceremonial first pitch

Former Maryland men's basketball star Dez Wells often played well before big crowds. During his three seasons with the Terps, Wells brought fans at Xfinity Center to their feet to cheer his dunks and quieted fans on the road as he carried the Terps to victory.

On Friday night, Wells will try his hand — his right hand — with a different kind of crowd. The senior guard, who is planning on graduating this spring and hoping to play in the NBA next season, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch tonight before the Orioles' series opener against the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards.

It will mark Wells' first visit to the ballpark — and his first time throwing a baseball since he was a kid in Raleigh, N.C.

“I was about about 8 or 9,” Wells said Thursday. “I think I played shortstop.”

Wells is aware of what might happen if he slips off the pitcher’s mound, as his high school buddy, Washington Wizards star guard John Wall, claimed to have done in 2011 at Nationals Park before a Nationals-Orioles...

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InsideMDSports: Clear Spring DE Joey Fisher becomes Terps' seventh commitment

Editor's note: InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site.

Joey Fisher has decided where he wants to go to college. The 6-foot-5, 248-pound junior defensive end from Washington County's Clear Spring High picked the Terps on Wednesday night.

"Maryland came up this past Monday," he said. "Edsall said [to] call Chad [Wilt] on Tuesday to talk, so we'll go from there. When I went up to Maryland last time, I talked to Coach Stud [Greg Studrawa]; he was joking that he can't wait to see me on the offensive line, and Wilt and him were arguing back and forth. But Maryland is looking at me strictly for defensive end, so that's where I'll play."

Fisher was under the radar until recently, when he impressed Wilt in workouts.

"You know, with me missing my junior year, I knew I'd be slow on offers, and I have these other colleges contacting me, but Maryland contacted me more," he said. "Maryland built a relationship...

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Transferring shooting guards Damion Lee, Sterling Smith nearing decisions

Former Calvert Hall standout Damion Lee spent the past five days meeting with coaches at three high profile programs, yet seems patient enough to finish the process of continuing to meet with the two other schools on the original list that he tweeted out nearly two weeks ago.

The nation’s fifth-leading scorer (21.4 points a game) as a junior at Drexel last season, the 6-6 shooting guard told InsideTheVille.com, a website that covers Louisville basketball, that he's closer to a decision about his future after visiting Arizona and Louisville.

“Both of them were great visits,” Lee said. “I enjoyed both and gained a lot of information about both programs. I went to both schools with an open mind.”

Lee has not returned several telephone messages from The Baltimore Sun since starting to make his recruiting visits to Arizona last weekend and to Louisville on Monday and Tuesday. Riddick, who accompanied her son on his visits, also did not return messages left on her cell phone.

There’s a little...

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