Maryland finally got the long-awaited (albeit expected) news this week on the academic status of Sean Mosley.

The St. Frances guard made it through the NCAA clearinghouse, making him academically eligible for the Terps this season.


FoxSports.com's Jeff Goodman analyzed the move, and how Mosley could factor into Maryland's rotation.

Terps incoming freshman guard Sean Mosley got a qualifying SAT score (according to numerous published reports) and is expected to be eligible to play this season in College Park.

Now [Gary] Williams will have a potent guard trio in Greivis Vasquez, Eric Hayes and Mosley. There's no question that Vasquez is one of the top players in the ACC and maybe even the country and adding Mosley, a bona-fide scorer, should help ease some of the scoring burden.

• Maryland point guard target Isiah Epps impressed last week in Las Vegas. Rivals.com's Jerry Meyer named the Plainfield, N.J., prospect one of the top class of 2010 performers at the Vegas AAU tournaments.

It's safe to say that in most every game Epps played, he was the best guard on the floor. A solid athlete with a left-handed game, Epps scored off the catch and the dribble while also creating scoring opportunities for teammates. Most importantly Epps provided the leadership to go along with his talent to get his club into the final four of the adidas Super 64 16-under bracket.

SLAM Online's Aggrey Sam had good things to say about a couple 2010 Terps targets -- Dix Hills, N.Y. forward Tobias Harris and Albany, N.Y. guard Taran Buie -- in his recap of recent AAU action in Orlando.

-- Tobias Harris, 6-7 combo forward, 2010: More of a face-up power forward than a true wing, the big-bodied Harris frustrated opponents by handling the rock and hit deep jumpers like a guard, but rebounded and scored on the inside like a big man.

-- Taran Buie, 6-2 combo guard, 2010: The younger brother of Penn State point guard Talor Battle is making quite a name for himself with his shooting, athleticism and slashing ability and while he's not a true point, his playmaking and on-ball defense have stood out, as well.


Football recruiting

• The Terps remain in good shape with Hoboken, N.J., defensive end Isaac Holmes. Holmes told Scout.com this week that "it's really between Rutgers, Maryland and Pittsburgh right now."

Holmes' former teammate and cousin Bearthur Johnson plays offensive tackle for Maryland. "He really likes it and tells me all the good points about them," he said. "But he wants me to make the right decision for me and isn't pressuring me to go there.

"I feel like I can really relate to the coaches (at Maryland) well," he said. "My parents also really like Maryland. It's a great environment and I feel comfortable there."

• According to ESPN.com's JC Shurburtt, Dunbar running back Tavon Austin has formulated his list of official visits.

Baltimore (Md.) Dunbar running back Tavon Austin, an ESPN150 Watch List member, will visit SEC schools Tennessee and South Carolina officially. He also will visit West Virginia, Maryland and Michigan.


• According to The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C., Maryland's in the mix for Georgia defensive end Izaan Cross, who intends to make an official visit to College Park.

DE Izaan Cross (6-5, 253) of Flowery Branch, Ga., made a recent visit to Mississippi State and has the Bulldogs in his top five along with USC, Georgia Tech, Maryland and Oklahoma. Those five will get his official visits.

• Trinity (Pa.) offensive lineman Nick Kindler had a chance to join former teammate R.J. Dill at Maryland, but the 6-foot-6, 275-pounder committed to West Virginia on Wednesday.

"He definitely has that mean streak in him and definitely loves the physicality of being an offensive lineman," said Jeff Boger, Kindler's coach at Trinity High, in Camp Hill, Pa. "He loves to hit up until the whistle and maybe a little bit after that whistle sometimes. They're getting the type of lineman you want to have."

Kindler could not be immediately reached for comment. He had a host of offers, including Connecticut, Rutgers, Maryland and Virginia, and picked WVU after narrowing his final list to include Illinois and Boston College.

• Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith linebacker Jerod Askew -- a former teammate of Terps wide receiver Kerry Boykins -- has included Maryland in his top five.

Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) linebacker Jerod Askew has cut his list to five schools – Alabama, Maryland, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. Askew, a four-star prospect who's a member of the Rivals100, says there is no leader at this point. He has an official visit lined up for Sept. 28 to West Virginia.