In this week’s recruiting roundup, the Terps get big news on their big center recruit. 

­Football recruiting

-- Class of 2015 defensive back target Jalen Christian committed to South Carolina on Monday. The four-star Damascus prospect is regarded as one of the top players in Maryland.

-- Class of 2015 defensive back target Ayron Monroe committed to Penn State on Saturday.

-- Class of 2016 defensive tackle target Stephen Spanellis (Gilman) was offered Wednesday by Maryland.

Basketball recruiting

-- Class of 2014 center signee Trayvon Reed reportedly is set to qualify academically.

-- Class of 2015 forward target Esa Ahmad will take an unofficial visit to Maryland on Friday. The four-star Shakers Height prospect said he thinks he’s a “Big Ten guy.”

-- Class of 2015 center target Georgios Pappagiannis is starting to build his national profile.

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