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Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

In this week's recruiting roundup, the Terps try to land their very own Kobe.

Football recruiting

-- Former Class of 2015 defensive line commit Ulric Jones switched his pledge to South Carolina on Wednesday.

-- Junior-college defensive lineman target Drew Bailey, who visited Maryland this month, committed Sunday to Louisville.

-- Class of 2016 offensive lineman target Sean Foster reportedly was offered by Maryland.

-- Class of 2015 quarterback commit Gage Shaffer was named Class AA first-team all-state in West Virginia.

-- Class of 2015 offensive line commit Ellis McKennie was an All-Metro first-team selection.

-- Class of 2015 defensive line commit Keiron Howard was named

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InsideMDSports: After dominating in Baltimore, new Terps target Kobe Eubanks has offer

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In November, Class of 2015 shooting guard Kobe Eubanks reopened his recruitment. His phone hasn't stopped ringing since.

Eubanks, who originally committed to Baylor as a Class of 2014 prospect before academic issues pushed him into a prep year and led him to decommit, has heard from Maryland, Louisville, Michigan, Connecticut, Kansas, Oregon, Georgia, Providence, UCLA, USC and more in less than a month's time. Most of them called him as soon as he announced his decision, and they've continued to be in his ear. But Eubanks is enjoying the process the second time around.

“Very, very, very good," he said when asked how his recruitment has been going. "My phone’s been ringing off the hook, but I’m not doing nothing but embracing it and let it motivate me to push harder.”

Eubanks has seen his game reach another level since taking a prep year. He...

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With road game at Oklahoma State approaching, Terps ready for a 'different animal'

Officially, the Maryland men's basketball team's game at Oklahoma State (8-1) on Sunday is its first on the road this season.

And while Gallagher-Iba Arena will have a more intimate and potentially intimidating feel than any venue his team has played yet, Mark Turgeon says the No. 17 Terps (10-1) already have experience as a road team.

It happened in the championship game of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic last month in Kansas City, Mo., where the then-unranked Terps upset then-No. 13 Iowa State at Sprint Center.

“We approached Iowa State like a road game,” Turgeon said after practice Friday. “It was 10,000 of their friends there, in a building they play multiple games a year. ... Obviously, it’s not their home court.”

Turgeon said playing in Stillwater will be “a little more different animal.”

It is a place with which Turgeon is familiar, having coached there many times during his four seasons at Texas A&M. The Aggies were 2-2 at Gallagher-Iba Arena and 5-3 overall against the Cowboys...

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Mark Turgeon part of new TV show 'A Taste of Coaching with Seth Davis'

Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon will be breaking bread with Seth Davis on a new TV show on Big Ten Network.

The Terps coach is among several to be included on "A Taste of Coaching with Seth Davis," a six-episode series that debuts Jan. 4 and will air Sunday nights.

The Big Ten Network describes the program as such: "Host Seth Davis, a veteran college basketball writer for Sports Illustrated and well-known analyst and author, is joined around the dinner table by some of college basketball’s finest coaches to discuss the hot-button issues surrounding the game today."

Other coaches on the show will include Michigan State’s Tom Izzo, Ohio State’s Thad Matta, Kansas’ Bill Self, Iowa’s Fran McCaffery, Notre Dame’s Mike Brey, SMU’s Larry Brown, Baylor’s Scott Drew, Cal’s Cuonzo Martin, Stanford’s Johnny Dawkins, Oklahoma’s Lon Kruger and Steve Lavin from St. John’s. 

“These coaches are all men I’ve gotten to know over the years and have had these types of discussions with...

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One-time Terps commit Ulric Jones orally commits to South Carolina

Butler Community College defensive lineman Ulric Jones, a Maryland target, orally committed to South Carolina on Wednesday.

Jones announced his pledge on Twitter.

The 6-foot-6, 290-pound Jones, a Mississippi State commit coming out of high school, orally committed to Maryland in November.

However, Jones said Terps coaches wanted him to take an official visit to Maryland before officially committing.

Jones made his official visit to Maryland this past weekend, but the Oxford, Miss., native decided to commit to South Carolina.

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Randy Edsall lays out Terps' bowl week schedule

The buildup to the Foster Farms Bowl for Maryland will include practice and normal game-week responsibilities. The Terps will also have an opportunity to enjoy different aspects of San Francisco in advance of the game, which will be played at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Dec. 30.

Maryland coach Randy Edsall on Wednesday disclosed the Terps’ non-football-related bowl week schedule.

Here is a rundown:

Dec. 25: The Terps are scheduled to arrive in San Francisco and have a welcome dinner.

Dec. 27: Maryland will visit Alcatraz Island.

Dec. 28: The team will help at St. Anthony’s, a nonprofit organization that provides shelter, housing, meals, medical care, clothing, furniture, rehabilitation services and senior services. The Terps will then have dinner at Perry’s San Francisco before taking a cable car tour around the city.

Dec. 29: Maryland has a luncheon and will attend a pep rally.

“It’s good. They have a few things, but they don’t overload you, which I think is important,”...

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