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National recruiting expert discusses importance of Terps' Florida trips

National recruiting expert discusses importance of Terps' Florida trips

Mike Farrell, a national recruiting analyst for Rivals.com, said that this two-game Florida swing for Maryland could help the Terps' recruiting there in the future.

“You’re not going to win the big battles [in Florida] too often, with the big three [Florida, Florida State and Miami] or the SEC unless you’re Ohio State or Michigan, but you can find a lot of talent down there,” Farrell said. “If you do well playing those Florida teams, and show kids you’re a good option for them if they don’t have Big Three offers, I think it’s important.”

Farrell said Durkin’s ties to the state as a former assistant at Florida under...

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