College football coaches are known for making fanciful promises to recruits.
Fridge said this week that he won't do that.
"The one thing I tell them is I will give them an opportunity to play," the coach said. "I don't ever guarantee a guy is going to play. Most of these kids that are highly recruited really believe they can come right in here and play."
Of course, a few Terps do play right away -- such as Jared Gaither and Stephon Heyer. But those guys are in the NFL now.