I've stubbornly held off from writing anything about 2010 basketball recruiting for Maryland, but with AAU season in full swing and new offers going out to several prospects, it's probably time to give in.
A slew of schools have already offered Harris, with Rutgers being the first. UConn, Maryland, Arizona, Virginia Tech and Indiana previously offered, according to Torrel Harris, Tobias's father and coach of his Unique All-Stars AAU club.
"He was formally offered a schollie by Gary Williams," Plainfield coach Pete Vasil said Monday. "Both assistants are supposed to come tomorrow morning for a visit. This is the guard they've targeted in the Class of 2010. They're looking for him to play major minutes.
The SEC is known for producing some of the best NFL-ready players, and I think it's one of the strongest conferences in college football. I'm not really worrying about any of that, though. I want to choose a school based on how I feel and where I feel the most comfortable.
• The Washington Post's latest installment of Recruiting Spotlight looks at Quince Orchard defensive tackle Terrence Stephens. According to The Post, Stephens sports offers from Maryland, Nebraska, Stanford, West Virginia, Syracuse, N.C. State, Connecticut and Penn State. Click here to see the video.
"At first, I thought he was lukewarm toward Maryland, but after they talked he kind of had a different look at Maryland and is getting a little more interested," Tilghman said of the 6-1, 210-pound Drakeford, who is projected as a rush linebacker with about 20-25 more pounds on his frame. "I know he's going to their camp this summer."
"It was a good visit there too," he said. "I've been there a number of times and it was nothing different. I got to talk to Coach Brattan. They want me to come to camp and then they'll probably offer."
Currently Maryland and West Virginia are two of four schools leading for Phifer.