There was more news on the quarterback recruiting front for Maryland this week, starting with a prospect that received interest, but not an offer from the Terps.

Sherando (Va.) quarterback Ross Metheny visited College Park in February, but when in-state Virginia offered him recently, Metheny promptly committed to the Cavaliers.


"All last week, my family and I, we went to Georgia, we went to BC, we went to UConn, and I have been to Maryland and these other schools, and I never really felt as comfortable at their schools as I did at UVa," Metheny said. "It feels comfortable being there and I kinda figured that I was putting off the inevitable if I waited any longer so I just went ahead and committed [Sunday]."

• Another '09 quarterback prospect that doesn't sport an offer, but has expressed interest in UM, is Emmanuel Yeager of Ballou (D.C.). Yeager had a standout performance last weekend at the Under Armour/Scout.com Combine in Pittsburgh.


... Yeager impressed everyone with his remarkable velocity. Yeager's arm strength has increased dramatically and he showed of one of the strongest arms we have seen in years. Sometimes it was as if he threw too hard, but Yeager improved his stock in the eyes of many.

• Maryland has an in with one of 2010's best QB prospects. Philip Sims flourished in his sophomore season at Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith by, in a part, throwing to high-caliber receivers like '08 Terps commitment Kerry Boykins. Sims is just a sophomore in high school, but he's already thinking about recruiting.

Even though recruiting hasn't started, already there are some early preferences for the talented Hampton Roads star.

"I'm a fan of Georgia, the Florida schools and the SEC," he said. "I think the SEC is the best conference in the nation. You get to compete against the best every week."

Phil Kornblut's latest recruiting column for The Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier has a couple tidbits about South Carolina players that the Terps are after. First up is linebacker Willie Ferrell.

The Gamecocks have offered LB Willie Ferrell (6-2, 223) of Tallahassee, Fla. "Coach (Shane) Beamer is trying to build a good relationship," Ferrell said of his USC recruiter. He also has offers from LSU, Illinois, Minnesota, Maryland, Florida International, South Florida, Central Florida, East Carolina and Florida A&M. Ferrell attended junior days at Florida State and Florida and will go to LSU for their spring game April 5. Last season, Ferrell had 183 tackles with seven sacks and three interceptions.

Kornblut also discusses offensive lineman Brandon Thomas.

Dorman OL Brandon Thomas (6-4, 280) now has offers from Clemson, USC, North Carolina, Maryland and Vanderbilt, and more should be on the way. "So far, everybody that's watched him on film has offered," said Dorman coach Dave Gutshall. Wake Forest, N.C. State and Georgia Tech also are very interested. Thomas has been to a Clemson practice this spring and plans to visit again this week for a tour of campus. He attended junior days at Clemson, USC and North Carolina. He will go to UNC's spring game this Saturday. Clemson likes him as a guard while USC sees him as a tackle.

• Returning our focus back to the Under Armour/Scout.com Combine in Pittsburgh, Emmanuel Yeager wasn't the only potential UM target that impressed. Massachusetts tight end Arthur Fontaine, who reportedly has an offer from the Terps, turned heads with his play.

Arthur Fontaine (Dartmouth) made the trip to Pittsburgh clear from Massachusetts to compete against top talent and he did compete and then some. Fontaine is an impressive looking specimen and all-around athlete at tight end. He already holds and handful of offers and he'll likely be picking up a few more after word gets out about his performance on Sunday.

• Quince Orchard defensive end Jason Ankrah is feeling the love from Maryland's coaches, according to this article from Yahoo Sports.

Does he have any favorites?


"Well the two that are showing me a lot of love are West Virginia and Maryland. Those two mostly."

Ankrah runs the 40-yard dash in 4.79 seconds and should be one of Maryland's top prospects this fall.

• Terps offensive tackle signee R.J. Dill capped his high school basketball career last weekend with a 17-point performance in the Roundball Showcase game in Steelton, Pa. Dill even had some interaction with the fans.

Midway through the second half, a spectator even yelled out for Dill to dunk on a break away.

"I'm 280 pounds, dude," Dill playfully shot back.

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