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D.J. Adams committed to Maryland in July, but according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Norcross, Ga., running back is still hearing from several other schools.

Still, other schools continue to contact Adams, who has rushed for nearly 600 yards and seven touchdowns in five games this season. LSU, Kentucky, Rutgers and others call, e-mail or send letters to the 5-10, 212-pounder.

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"It doesn't bother me," Adams said. "I really don't respond. It's just kind of one of those things. I am definitely firm on Maryland."

• UM quarterback recruit C.J. Brown's big senior season has piqued the interest of Colorado, Penn State and Pittsburgh, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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"A couple of schools have said, 'Hey, if Maryland is not it for you, we're here,'" Brown said. "They're being mature and respectful about it. They're not all over me. They just want to put it out there in case anything would happen."

But Brown said he is still sold on Maryland.

"I'm pretty happy with my decision," he said. "Right now, I'm going to Maryland."

The Winston-Salem (N.C.) Chronicle's Anthony Hill ranked the top 10 high school players in the Winston-Salem area this week, and Terps quarterback commitment Danny O'Brien checked in at No. 3 on the list.

Number three goes to the best quarterback in the city, Danny O'Brien. You can't knock O'Brien. He's got every tool that you want in a quarterback. That's why Maryland signed him. I mean, O'Brien can beat you with his great speed and deadly arm. Most nights he does just that. The only thing that can stop O'Brien during most games is heavy rain. He's on point when the weather is dry.

• Hoboken, N.J., defensive tackle Isaac Holmes told Rivals.com earlier this week that three schools lead the pack in his recruitment.

"To tell you the truth there are a few schools that stand out the most," he said. "Three stand out, they would probably have to be Maryland, Pittsburgh and Florida.

"They are great programs. I've felt comfortable with those coaching staffs and the players. Maryland is a place I could see myself at. I like the staff at Pittsburgh too. They have shown me the most interest since recruiting has started and Florida I really enjoyed my visit."

• Quince Orchard standouts and Maryland targets Jason Ankrah and Travis Hawkins spent last weekend in Ann Arbor, Mich., where academics were a primary topic of discussion.

The official visit to Michigan was the first of the recruiting process for both Hawkins and Ankrah, though both unofficially attended a game at Penn State the week prior. One element of the Michigan visit that caught their attention was the level of support offered by academic adviser Shari Acho and her team.

"The academic support lady, she's awesome. She made me feel like I would always get my work done," Ankrah said.

"Academically, I feel like there is great opportunity at the school after football," Hawkins added. "Ms. Shari did a great job explaining what she's been doing with the players since she's been there. That was probably the best part of the visit."

• Maryland made the final five for Chesapeake, Va., linebacker Jerod Askew, but the four-star prospect committed to Tennessee earlier this week.

Askew said he was impressed with every facet of his visit to Knoxville.

"It was a great atmosphere," he said. "The fans and all the guys in the stadium were going crazy. I like the coaches, the players and definitely the scheme they run."

Before committing to UT, Askew also considered Alabama, Clemson, Maryland and West Virginia. Those considerations are complete - as are his official visits.

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