Maryland football fans in this area have a chance Saturday to see several Terps commitments in action.
The Chesapeake Bowl, an all-star game pitting the North (New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware) against the South (D.C., Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia), is set to kickoff at 2 p.m. at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex in Landover.
The South roster includes these six Maryland pledges: Safety Milan Collins (Bishop McNamara), defensive end Malik Jones (Dunbar), offensive tackle Derwin Gray (Friendship Collegiate), linebacker Cavon Walker (Friendship Collegiate), defensive tackle Demetri McGill, walk-on kicker Adam Greene (Broadneck). Friendship Collegiate linebacker Yannick Ngakoue, a former Terps commitment who is still considering Maryland, will also suit up for the South.
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Maryland landed a big prize, not literally but figuratively, when cornerback Will Likely from Florida chose the Terps over LSU and Florida State. Now before Tiger and 'Noles fans start freaking out, I know neither school had a committable offer out to the 5-foot-7 cornerback, but he's still a four-star talent and despite his lack of size he will be an impact player for Randy Edsall and company. Likely is extremely talented and if he were 5-foot-11, we could be talking about a five-star. We'll see if his height is a hindrance at the next level.
** The Gazette this week wrote about future Maryland men's basketball players who suited up for D.C. Assault.
First there was Damonte Dodd, the 6-foot-9 power forward from Queen Anne's High School who gave his verbal commitment to Mark Turgeon and the University of Maryland in February. Eight months later, Roddy Peters, Suitland's powerful and explosive 6-foot-4 guard, announced that he would join Dodd and the Terrapins. Those two preceded Melo Trimble, a 6-foot-2 guard from Bishop O'Connell, the most recent Turgeon recruit that lives just a few hours away from College Park.
Booth, in his third season as a starter, is averaging 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists as Mount St. Joseph entered this week with an 11-2 mark. Booth is still weighing a number of Division I college offers, including Indiana, Georgetown and Maryland.
Senior point guard Lexie Brown scored 22 points and had seven assists to lead the Bulldogs to a first-round win over Marist (Ill.).
** UM center pledge Brionna Jones scored 13 points in Aberdeen's 49-41 loss to Hoover (Ala.), and Terps forward signee A'Lexus Harrison scored 15 points in Digital Harbor's 39-35 win over Goose Creek (S.C.).