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Good Counsel linebacker Jelani Jenkins trimmed his lengthy list of schools to 15 earlier this week.

Maryland made the initial cut for Rivals.com's No. 4 prospect in the class of 2009.

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"In no order, my final 15 schools are as follows...Southern Cal, Illinois, Michigan, Virginia Tech, Oregon, Miami, LSU, Maryland, Notre Dame, Penn State, Stanford, Boston College, Florida, Clemson and Tennessee," said the 6-foot-1, 212-pounder. "It was very hard to get it down this far from more than 40 schools, but my family and I sat down and we looked at a few different categories to get it narrowed down."

• St. John's College (D.C.) offensive guard Peter White has narrowed his list of schools to five and scheduled his first official visit.

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White has narrowed his list down to Florida, Maryland, Miami, Oregon and Tennessee, and on Sunday he announced that he has set up his first official visit.

"I've actually set up my official visit to Tennessee," White explained. "I'm going to be going down there for their game against Kentucky.

Rivals.com's Adam Gorney caught up with cornerback Travis Hawkins after the Quince Orchard standout took an official visit to Oregon. Hawkins discussed the visit and his favorites.

"Well, I like Penn State a lot," he explained. "But I like Oregon, too. I know my mom likes Maryland. The coaches and players are cool there. It's a real family atmosphere. I'm still looking at Michigan too. I wouldn't say there's one sticking out right now."

• Earlier this week TurtleSportsReport.com profiled Williamsburg, Va., defensive end Will Hill, who had plenty of good things to say about Maryland.

"I like coach Sollazzo, my position coach, and coach Brattan., who is recruiting me. He's a good guy. I've also gotten to speak to coach Friedgen and he's a good guy too," he said. "It's a good program. They're building toward an ACC championship every year and they consistently produce NFL players. There are lots of great opportunities around the D.C.-Baltimore area in terms of internships and jobs. Everything is right there. You're also going to be on TV every week, whether it's Comcast or ESPN."

• The stock of Maryland quarterback commitment Danny O'Brien has declined, according to Rivals.com's midseason report for the Atlantic East region.

O'Brien has been somewhat effective running the ball this season, averaging more than five yards per carry and scoring four touchdowns. However, he's struggling a bit throwing the ball, completing less than 50 percent of his passes in four of his first six games and throwing two key interceptions in his team's 35-13 loss to West Forsyth.

• Stafford, Va., defensive end Lanford Collins is still considering an offer from the Terps -- along with scholarships from at least nine other schools, according to the Daily Press.

Collins, who has gained 50 pounds in the past two years, has garnered plenty of attention from colleges. He's considering offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Tennessee, Penn State, Illinois, Boston College, Maryland, North Carolina State and North Carolina.

Basketball recruiting

• Adam Zagoria spoke with Jordan Williams' high school head coach, who said he expected Williams to choose between Maryland and St. John's this week.

"I spoke to Jordan and his father on Sunday," Torrington coach Tony Turina said by phone. "They haven't made a decision. They're hoping by the end of the week. They will be sitting down in a day or so to finalize things. He was interested in possibly this week coming to a final decision and making a verbal commitment to one or the other school."

Gilchrist, awaiting word from the NCAA on a hardship waiver that would allow him to play this season, is a versatile scorer; [USF coach Stan] Heath said he may be the team's best perimeter shooter at 6 feet 10, and [USF senior Jesus] Verdejo compares him to Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki.

• One-time Maryland target and former Riverdale Baptist standout Thomas Robinson ended his recruitment this week. The Brewster (N.H.) Academy senior committed to Kansas.

Robinson, a five-star power forward recruit from Washington, D.C., became the first player to orally commit to Kansas from the class of 2009. He said the togetherness of everyone in the program was the main reason he selected Kansas over Memphis, which he had pegged as his other finalist.

WashingtonPost.com's latest Recruiting Spotlight features looks at DeMatha shooting guard Victor Oladipo, a four-star player who has offers from Maryland, Clemson, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Click here to watch the video.

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