Playing in front of more than 4,500 fans and a national television audience, Terps running back commitment Caleb Porzel rushed for 124 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries, leading Good Counsel to a 42-21 win over DeMatha last night.

Porzel has committed to play for Maryland, and Terrapins Coach Ralph Friedgen and most of his staff were in attendance last night to see their recruit sparkle. Although Porzel missed most of the past week of practice after spraining his left ankle on his first carry in last week's 42-0 victory over Paul VI Catholic, he said he never doubted his ability to play last night, even though he spent one day on crutches and two more days in a walking boot.


The Washington Post profiled Good Counsel linebacker Jelani Jenkins on Thursday, going into detail how his mother, stepfather, brother and father have assisted in managing his recruitment.

And then there's Jelani's father, Maurice Jenkins, the finely dressed entrepreneur whose background as both an artist and architect best qualifies him to manage the whole process. He leaned against the fence surrounding Good Counsel's field 20 minutes before kickoff against Paul VI and watched his son run through pregame drills.

Minutes earlier, he had met with coaches from Notre Dame and Maryland who had come to watch Jelani. Hours earlier, he had spoken to UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel on the phone. Days earlier, he had chatted with a coach from Michigan, one of a handful of recruiters he said he's in touch with about once a week.

• Quince Orchard teammates and Maryland targets Travis Hawkins and Jason Ankrah spent last weekend at Penn State and will travel this weekend to Michigan. Ankrah, a defensive end, told that he was able to clear up some confusion with the PSU staff.

"At first I thought they were slow on recruiting me, now I know they were just making sure on my grades and make sure school is first before football. I'd say right now Penn State is back at the top. Maybe when I go somewhere else I'll fit in. I feel comfortable at Penn State. The people there make you feel like it's at home. I like the coaches, they are cool."

Hawkins, a cornerback, told that the Nittany Lions are still very much in the running for his services.

"When it's time for me to pick a school I'll know that Penn State fits me very well. I haven't put together a list of favorites or anything, but if I had a top three or something Penn State would be in that."

Hawkins has an official visit scheduled to Michigan this coming weekend for the Wolverines' game against Illinois. The following week he will take an official visit to Oregon.

• After taking an official visit to West Virginia last weekend, Chesapeake, Va., linebacker Jerod Askew spoke with's Mike Farrell and reiterated that Maryland is still in the running.

While Askew has no favorites he has basically narrowed his focus to West Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, Clemson and Maryland.

"Basically, I'd say West Virginia is one of the top schools. I've been there twice now but the other time I didn't get to see all that I saw this time.

"This coming weekend I'm going on an official visit to Tennessee and on (October) 18, I'm going to Maryland. Before this I had just been to Maryland's junior day.

Basketball recruiting

• St. Frances small forward Terrell Vinson, a 2009 prospect who recently transferred from Montrose Christian, has made his college choice. According to this premium article from, Vinson committed to Loyola Marymount yesterday. He picked the West Coast Conference school over offers from Maryland, Georgetown and Villanova.


• Anthony Ibrahim, the adviser to Terps target and Patterson (N.C.) School forward Arsalan Kazemi, told Zags Blog that they're in the process of scheduling a visit to Maryland.

Ibrahim said Seton Hall wanted Kazemi to visit Oct. 12, but now it may happen Oct. 25. Officials to Maryland and Rice are still pending.

"They're looking at Oct. 25th (for Seton Hall)," Ibrahim said. "Maryland, we're not sure. We're trying to sort it out right now. It could be before, it could be after."

Ibrahim said Kazemi hoped to decide by November but was open to options.

• According to Zags Blog, Torrington, Conn., power forward Jordan Williams, who visited Maryland last weekend, is making an official trip to St. John's this weekend, while New York power forward Tobias Harris, a 2010 recruit, will be back in College Park later this month.

The 6-foot-8 junior combo forward from Long Island Lutheran will visit West Virginia this weekend. After that he goes to Maryland for Midnight Madness Oct. 17, Georgetown (Oct. 18), Marquette for Midnight Madness (Oct 24 & 25), Georgia Tech (Nov. 1) and Georgia (Nov. 2).

Harris is the No. 9 power forward in the Class of 2010 and has numerous scholarship offers. Rutgers has made him a prime target for the Class of 2010.