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Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

In this week's recruiting roundup, national signing day inches closer and closer.

Football recruiting

-- Class of 2014 offensive line target Jared Cohen (McDonogh) committed to North Carolina on Tuesday. The former Terps commit reneged on his pledge when Penn State's Bill O'Brien came calling, but apparently never reconciled with Maryland after James Franklin passed on a re-recruitment.

-- Class of 2014 linebacker target Nnamdi Egbuaba (St. Frances) and cornerback target Daniel Ezeagwu committed to Maryland on Sunday. Highlights of Ezeagwu are available here, and of Egbuaba here.

-- Class of 2014 offensive line target Damian Prince reportedly will announce his decision at 10 a.m. Wednesday — also known as national signing day — and the Terps seem in good shape. The blue-chipper is taking an official visit to Florida, his other finalist, this weekend. In case you forgot why he's special, ESPN's Craig Haubert is here to offer a reminder:

-- Coaches Randy Edsall and Mike Locksley visited Gonzaga (D.C.) on Monday.

-- Class of 2015 offensive line commit E.J. Donahue visited with West Virginia assistant coach Ron Crook on Monday.

Basketball recruiting

-- Class of 2014 guard commit Melo Trimble was named a McDonald's All-American on Wednesday, the first Terp to be so honored since Mike Jones, in 2003. Trimble averaged 20 points over three games this past week, two wins and a loss.

-- Class of 2014 guard commit Dion Wiley averaged 16.3 points a game in three wins this past week.

-- Class of 2014 wing commit Jared Nickens was named Most Valuable Player of his Hoop Group Lehigh Valley Showcase game after scoring 24 points in a 55-50 loss. Nickens is "a pure shooter and may be one of the most lethal to come to College Park in recent years," according to a TerrapinStationMD write-up on the game. "He’s a better long-range shooter than anyone currently on the Maryland roster."

-- Class of 2014 center commit Trayvon Reed has a "natural gift of being tall," among other gifts. He also has a new highlight video, complete with heavy beats, thunderous blocks and fundamentally sound free-throw shooting.

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