In this week's roundup, one Terps football recruit moves up, while another former Terps basketball recruit moves on.
-- Class of 2014 offensive line target Damian Prince will announce his decision Feb. 14, more than a week after national signing day (Feb. 5), to honor his great-grandmother. The five-star Bishop McNamara High prospect is deciding between Maryland, Ohio State, Florida, South Carolina, Florida State and Alabama.
“Aniebonam is by far the best prospect at Good Counsel for this recruiting cycle and has backed it up with stellar play on the field. He’s quicker than we thought and the Maryland commit has an excellent chance to push for a starting role next year when the Terps commence their inaugural battles in the Big Ten. Aniebonam is a U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection and could end up in the top 50 when all is said and done.”
Prince and defensive back target Jalen Tabor, meanwhile, each dropped 14 spots, to Nos. 31 and 56, respectively.
-- Quarterback Kai Locksley (Gilman) leads all Baltimore-area players in 247Spots.com’s Class of 2015 rankings, checking in at No. 106. Also from Maryland are: Damascus athlete Jalen Christian (No. 87), Eleanor Roosevelt offensive tackle Isaiah Prince (No. 104) and Quince Orchard defensive end Adam McLean (No. 138).
-- This is a bit old, but Maryland is “trending up,” according to ESPN Insider’s analysis of the ACC. The Oct. 2 article is behind a paywall, but the teaser isn’t, so you get this *for free*:
“The Terps are undefeated and picking up momentum on and off of the field. Maryland had a bye last weekend but still came away with a win of sorts, landing a commitment from four-star athlete Juwann Winfree (Englewood, N.J./Dwight Morrow). Maryland made a consistent push for Winfree since the summer as the Terps were not in his initial top two. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Winfree wants to play receiver, and that is where the Terrapins will put him. He is the second-highest rated prospect among the Terps’ 12 commitments.”
-- Class of 2014 offensive guard target Kevin Wilkins committed to Rutgers on Tuesday. According to Wilkins, a three-star prospect out of St. Joseph Regional (N.J.), “The Maryland coach already gave up on me because he doesn't think I'm gonna be eligible.”
-- Class of 2014 linebacker commit Tyler Burke made “the play of the night — maybe the play of the season” with a crucial late-game interception in a 14-7 win. That article is via Michael Burke, who is presumably not Tyler’s father.
-- Onetime Maryland pledge Sam Cassell Jr. committed to Connecticut on Wednesday. The West Baltimore native and son of Washington Wizards assistant coach Sam Cassell is now at junior college Chipola (Fla.), his fourth school in seven years.
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