In this week's recruiting roundup, Melo Trimble gets a call from Mark Turgeon and a commercial.
-- Rivals.com’s updated rankings for the class of 2015 feature x Maryland- and Washington-based players: offensive lineman Richie Petitbon (No. 60), defensive back Marcus Lewis, defensive lineman Adam McLean (No. 108), Franklin offensive lineman Pat Allen (No. 107), offensive lineman Isaiah Prince (No. 173) athlete Jalen Christian (No. 192) and offensive lineman Quarvez Boulware.
-- Class of 2015 offensive line target Ellis McKennie (McDonogh) received an offer from Maryland, his first. Teammate and class of 2017 offensive line target Jordan McNair also picked up a Terps offer.
-- Friendship Collegiate Academy (D.C.) coach Aazar Abdul-Rahim, who oversaw several Terps commits (Albert Reid, Yannick Ngakoue) and targets (Jalen Tabor), took a job on Alabama’s defensive coaching staff.
-- Class of 2014 signee Melo Trimble went for a combined 35 points in two games last week. Of more interest, though, is this quote: “Coach Turgeon will still call and text me and say, ‘We could really use you now.’” Given Trimble’s season and the Terps’ own, it’s hard to disagree. Or, for that matter, be surprised that he already has his own (obviously fan-made) commercial.