Maryland football commitments for the class of 2013
12:54 PM EST, February 7, 2013
Will Likely bypassed second-semester high school senioritis in favor of a head start on his 2013 college classmates by enrolling at Maryland last month. The transition from Belle Glade, Fla., to College Park has been smooth so far for the four-star cornerback, save for one obvious exception.
5:43 PM EST, February 6, 2013
Maryland unveiled a 22-man recruiting class today in College Park. Here are some notes from Randy Edsall’s news conference.
6:00 AM EST, February 6, 2013
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8:00 AM EST, January 30, 2012
Start with a 2-10 season, add an exodus of players, and then subtract two coordinators. What you would typically get from those undeniably negative ingredients is a football recruiting class ranked among the lowest of any BCS-level program in the country.
10:32 AM EST, January 30, 2013
Malik Jones discovered early in his high school career that playing football for Dunbar put “a target on your back.” The Poets, winners of three consecutive Class 1A state championships, have long been the preeminent Baltimore City football power.
9:23 AM EST, January 29, 2013
Almost immediately after he pledged to Maryland last July, Kingsley Opara was listed by several recruiting services as a "soft commitment." It was a label Opara -- for several months, at least -- found to be accurate.
7:00 AM EST, January 28, 2013
Jermaine Carter liked the idea of playing with other Friendship Collegiate (D.C.) grads at Maryland, and staying close to home was a bonus, too. But his decision to commit to the Terps boiled down primarily to one reason.
5:37 PM EST, January 24, 2013
Cavon Walker transferred from Dunbar in D.C. to Friendship Collegiate Academy before his 11th-grade year, promptly fractured his foot and missed his entire junior season. The move to FCA was due in part to Walker’s desire to compete for a championship. Needless to say, the injury was devastating to the Maryland-bound linebacker.
3:47 PM EST, January 23, 2013
Switching his commitment to Maryland from Boston College was “the most difficult decision” Andrew Isaacs said he’s made in his life. He had a good relationship with the Eagles’ coaching staff, thought the team was filled with “great guys,” and liked the fact that Chestnut Hill is less than two hours away from his Manchester, Conn., home.
8:00 AM EST, January 22, 2013
It’s common practice for football recruits to say their college choice is based primarily on academics. Whether or not that popular refrain is true is often up for debate. But when Bishop McNamara safety and honor roll student Milan Collins says academics were a major factor in his choice, you believe it.
4:04 PM EST, January 17, 2013
Feb. 6 will feature a dual celebration for Jalen Brooks. The North Gwinnett (Ga.) linebacker will turn 18 that day and sign his letter of intent to play football at Maryland.
8:35 AM EST, January 16, 2013
Jarrett Ross was sold on Maryland before any other prospect in his class, becoming the Terps’ first 2013 commitment one year ago. In the 12 months that have passed, nothing has changed Ross’ thinking.
12:36 PM EST, January 15, 2013
Before committing to Maryland last June, Derwin Gray considered offers from Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Oklahoma and several others. But playing for a traditional college football powerhouse ultimately didn’t appeal to the Terps commitment.
10:51 AM EST, January 14, 2013
Before his record-breaking sophomore season at Iowa Western Community College, Deon Long spent his summer days working out and running routes with Maryland quarterback Ricardo Young and wide receiver Stefon Diggs.
1:44 PM EST, January 9, 2013
As four Maryland quarterbacks went down with season-ending injuries, a perfectly healthy Shane Cockerille couldn’t help but feel a sense of helplessness.
1:17 PM EST, December 31, 2012
Jajuan Dulaney watched “pretty much every game” the Maryland football team played in 2012, suffering along with other Terps fans as four quarterbacks suffered season-ending injuries. Despite the disappointment of a 4-8 season, the Maryland-bound offensive lineman from Powder Springs, Ga., viewed the year with an optimistic eye toward the future.
10:32 AM EST, December 12, 2012
After watching Wilde Lake lineman Moise Larose dominate both sides of the ball against Reservoir, Maryland coach Randy Edsall walked down from the stands and posed a simple question to Wildecats coach Michael Harrison.
10:11 AM EST, December 6, 2012
For as long as DeAndre’ Lane can remember, he’s “been known for being fast.” That reputation was earned during his time playing football in the Arbutus rec league, later with Catonsville’s varsity squad, and starring in the 100, 200, 4x100 and 4x200 with the Comets’ track program.
12:17 PM EST, December 5, 2012
Elvis Dennah took away plenty of lessons as a junior when his Annapolis Area Christian team won the MIAA B Conference championship. But when the Eagles went 0-10 this fall, the Maryland-bound safety might’ve learned even more.
12:51 PM EDT, November 2, 2012
Wilde Lake lineman Moise Larose decommitted from Rutgers on Thursday night and has committed to play for Maryland, according to Wildecats coach Mike Harrison.
9:43 AM EDT, August 27, 2012
In Iowa Western Community College's 77-0 win over APU Cole College, Deon Long showed flashes of what he could provide for Maryland next season.
9:04 AM EDT, August 22, 2012
There wasn’t a doubt in Marco Pizzoferrato’s mind that Andrew Isaacs had the potential to play college football. The Manchester (Conn.) High football coach first spotted the recent Marylandcommitment at a middle school meet-and-greet five years ago and couldn’t help but think about the day Isaacs would join his varsity squad.
6:25 PM EDT, July 24, 2012
The day before he committed to Maryland, Kingsley Opara told his father that he was "going to go to West Virginia."
4:04 PM EDT, July 18, 2012
Jermaine Carter has probably paid closer attention to Maryland football recruiting than most prospects on the Terps’ radar. With three high school teammates already committed to UM, it would probably be hard to ignore what Randy Edsall’s program has done lately on the trail.
9:25 AM EDT, July 12, 2012
Some recruits might look at the growing pains of Maryland’s football program as a negative. But Jalen Brooks, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound linebacker from North Gwinnett High in Suwanee, Ga., has always seen the Terps’ struggles as an opportunity.
1:21 PM EDT, July 3, 2012
Elvis Dennah has always been filled with hometown pride. For as long as the Lanham native can remember, he has embraced his Maryland roots and cheered on “every home team – Redskins, Washington Wizards [and] Maryland.”
4:27 PM EDT, June 28, 2012
The first conversation Lawrence Smith had with Randy Edsall still resonates in the mind of the veteran Dunbar football coach.
2:11 PM EDT, June 27, 2012
Milan Collins grew up in Louisiana dreaming of one day playing football for LSU. But when Hurricane Katrina hit his New Orleans home, plans for the future were abruptly changed.
3:48 PM EDT, June 18, 2012
DeAndre Lane didn’t want a lengthy, drawn-out recruiting process to decide where he would play college football. The months of waiting and deliberating that come with most recruiting decisions? Not for Lane.
10:11 PM EDT, May 21, 2012
Patrick McGlinchey heard “great things” about Derrick Hayward before the young linebacker/defensive end ever set foot in the Wicomico weight room as a freshman.
12:29 PM EDT, June 9, 2012
Coaching Division I-bound football players is nothing new for Kyle Hockman. Last year alone the coach at McEachern High in Powder Springs, Ga., sent two players to South Carolina, one to South Florida and one to Maryland.
9:08 PM EDT, June 17, 2012
Maryland coach Randy Edsall has never downplayed the significance of landing players from Gilman, Good Counsel and Friendship Collegiate Academy in the Terps’ 2012 recruiting class.
7:32 PM EDT, April 21, 2012
Before Shane Cockerille found his seat at Byrd Stadium for Maryland’s Red-White spring game on Saturday, the Gilman quarterback felt the need to pay Terps coach Randy Edsall a quick visit.
2:44 PM EST, February 14, 2012
As Maryland stumbled its way through the 2011 season, Jarrett Ross watched intently from afar to keep up with his freshman brother’s progress and try to gauge whether or not he’d like to eventually join the Terps.
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