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Weekly recruiting roundup

Another high-major program may soon get involved in the Adjehi Baru sweepstakes.

The 6-foot-9 center from the Steward School in Richmond, Va., had narrowed his choices to College of Charleston, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia Tech. But now it appears Kentucky is interested in the four-star prospect, according to a tweet from Scout.com's Evan Daniels.

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"Kentucky is definitely heavily interested in Adjehi Baru, but despite rumors has not stepped up with an offer yet. They'll see him soon."

The Washington Post's Hokies Journal blog noted that Baru was in attendance last weekend for Virginia Tech's Late Night with the Hokies.

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With the signing of Dorian Finney-Smith a few weeks ago, Virginia Tech already has the No. 12 recruiting class in the nation according to ESPN, and grabbing a commitment from Baru would likely launch the Hokies into the top 10. I will say this, though. Baru looked pretty bored Friday night except for when Greenberg was cracking jokes during one portion of the program. Hopefully for Virginia Tech, the visit went well otherwise.• Terps point guard commitment Sterling Gibbs impressed last weekend at the Eddie Griffin Challenge in Trenton, N.J.

He attended Maryland's Midnight Madness and returned home in time to take MVP honors for Jersey in the senior game.

• Former UM shooting guard target Deuce Bello has committed to Baylor.

The second member of this package deal is no slouch either. As one of the most electrifying high-flyers in the country, Bello, who is from High Point, N.C., (home of Westchester) will be an instant crowd favorite in Baylor's up-tempo attacking system. He is a superior athlete who has improved his overall skill level and rounded out his game to include the ability to beat his opponent from the perimeter. When Bello is dropping 3s he's difficult to stop.

Football recruiting

• The Terps are still one of the favorites for Good Counsel cornerback Blake Countess.

"I'll be out at Georgia Tech on Dec. 10 and will then head out to Maryland on Dec. 17," Countess told Scout.com. "I'm also working on setting up an official with North Carolina State also."

• The Virginian-Pilot reported this week on the final five schools in the running for Kempsville (Va.) linebacker Travis Hughes.

Hughes, rated the No. 7 inside linebacker nationally by Rivals, has Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Clemson and Virginia Tech as his final choices.

• Naples (Fla.) three-star prospect Lukas Foreman recently took a trip to College Park.

His primary recruiter with the Terps is assistant coach Don Brown.

"He just thinks I will be an excellent safety for them," Foreman said. "He thinks I am a versatile safety - I can tackle, I can hit, and I can cover."

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