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Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

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One of Maryland's top 2014 forward targets remains "wide open," according to his AAU coach.

In his weekly mailbag, analyst Eric Bossi addressed a question about Abdul-Malik Abu's list of schools. Bossi checked in with Xpressions Elite coach Tyron Boswell for his answer.

Maryland made an early impression on Abu when he took a visit there but he's also been to many other places, including Connecticut as well as dropping by Boston College to watch a game against Providence. Others such as Kansas, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Michigan State, Temple, Seton Hall, Rutgers and many more have either offered or expressed interest and he'll have to cut things down before he can focus in on favorites.

** Terps forward target Obi Enechionyia picked up an offer this week from Illinois, according to The [Hagerstown] Herald-Mail.

Enechionyia already has offers on the table from Maryland, Temple, Xavier, UMass, Indiana, Villanova, George Mason, George Washington and Virginia Commonwealth.

** Roddy Peters and Damonte Dodd, Maryland's 2013 signees, have both been nominated for the McDonald's All-American Game.

** Peters spoke with The Washington Post about his shoulder surgery and his future with the Terps. Check out the video here.

** Maryland junior combo guard pledge Melo Trimble has helped Bishop O'Connell to the No. 21 ranking in's national Top 25. recently posted video of O'Connell's win over DeMatha. Check out highlights of the game, plus an interview with Trimble, here.

** Adam Zagoria posted an update this week on Terps shooting guard target Rashad Vaughn.

[Robbinsdale Cooper assistant coach Pete] Kaffey said other schools showing a lot of interest are Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, Florida, Minnesota, Texas, Maryland, Baylor, Tennessee and Georgetown.

** Terps women's center signee Brionna Jones tore her ACL and will miss the rest of her senior season.

Jones said Wednesday that the diagnosis, which has been suspected since she hurt the knee in a game Jan. 3, was confirmed by MRI results. She plans to have surgery Jan. 25.

** Maryland guard commitment Shatori Walker-Kimbrough recently reached a career milestone, according to

A two-time all-state pick, Walker-Kimbrough popped in 25 points last Thursday to bounce over 2,000 points in her stellar career. According to Eddy Montalvo's report in the Post-Gazette, the Maryland recruit became the 37th Pittsburgh-area hoops star to hit the milestone.

** The Sun's Katherine Dunn profiled Terps pledge A'Lexus Harrison and her decision to commit to UM as a freshman.

To Harrison, now a 6-foot-1 senior All-Metro forward-guard with more than 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds, accepting Frese's scholarship offer did not mark the culmination of her hard work. It was just the beginning.

Football recruiting

** Maryland picked up a commitment this week from Chandler Burkett, a defensive end from Panama City, Fla.

Burkett's versatility makes him an attractive recruit. Standing 6'4 and weighing 230 pounds, Burkett could play linebacker or defensive end at the next level.

** In his first full season of high school basketball, Terps linebacker/defensive end recruit Derrick Hayward (Wicomico) was named The [Salisbury] Daily Times' boys athlete of the week.

Hayward, a senior forward, averaged 13.6 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks in three Indian wins over Snow Hill, Parkside, and James M. Bennett. Hayward’s week was punctuated by a 21 point, 18 rebound performance against cross-town rival Parkside in Wi-Hi’s 68-64 win.

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