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*You all know that junior receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey has a deadline looming. Jan. 15 is the early entry deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NFL draft.

Heyward-Bey might not have had huge numbers this season -- he finished only honorable mention All-ACC -- but he's the real deal. He's speedy, he's tall enough (6-2) and he's shown a Santana Moss-like ability to go up and pull deep balls away from defenders. And he has an outsized, NFL-style personality.

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Maryland says Heyward-Bey plans to ask the NFL for an "evaluation." That means -- without jeopardizing his amateur status -- he may seek information about where he might be drafted to help inform his decision.

*So how many Terps fans do you think will ultimately show up at "The Blue" -- the nickname for Boise State's famous blue field? Keep in mind that Georgia Tech sent about 250 fans to the Humanitarian Bowl last season. I'm guessing there will be more Terps fans than that -- but not by much.

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