InsideMDSports: Terps falling behind in recruitment of Gilman QB Kai Locksley

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-- After Gilman quarterback's Kai Locksley visit to Texas, the four-star prospect says Texas and Florida State are starting to surge ahead, and sources tell our Texas site it's because he feels playing under his father, Mike, at Maryland will make it look like he was given the starting job. (For more information, behind a paywall, go here.)

Still, there are questions about where he fits in at Texas — quarterback or wide receiver — and whether there will be room at Florida State, as top quarterback prospect Deondre Francois could commit at any time. I've said all along that the Longhorns could be the wild card in all of this, but Locksley and his camp have made it very clear that he is not interested in playing wide receiver. Whether that has changed, or what Texas is telling them has changed, is unclear.

Stay tuned. There will certainly be more twists and turns on this one before he announces his decision during his team's season opener.

-- DeMatha offensive guard Terrance Davis (class of 2016) has been on a roll lately, picking up offers from Alabama, Georgia, Penn State, Florida State and South Carolina over the past two weeks. While he's certainly impressed with those offers, he has not forgotten that Maryland was the first to enter the picture, doing so almost a year before any other team. Currently, he has an unofficial top four of Alabama, Florida State, Maryland and Penn State.

-- Dorman (S.C.) wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside will be making a decision within the next couple of weeks, he says. He visited Michigan State this past weekend, and says he will head to Stanford this weekend, then make a college choice. Right now, I would put those two schools and Wake Forest ahead of Maryland, but he insists the Terps are in the picture.

-- Trinity Pawling School (N.Y.) defensive lineman Austrian Robinson tells me he is looking forward to getting back to focusing on football. He has played Amateur Athletic Union basketball all summer, limiting his opportunities for college visits. However, his last tournament is this weekend, and he will try to check out a couple of schools before his season starts. After that, he will begin planning official visits. He says Maryland is definitely one of the schools he will be checking out.

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