The next position that could be addressed in the Terps' class is shooting guard. Terry Henderson from Neuse Baptist Christian School in Raleigh, N.C., set up official visits this week to Boston College, George Mason, Maryland, Miami and Richmond, according to ScoutsFocus.com's Joe Davis. Henderson's College Park trip is scheduled for Sept. 30.
ESPN.com's Adam Finkelstein, meanwhile, provided a short-term and long-term analysis on Layman's Terps pledge.
Short term: Another definite recruiting victory for a suddenly very hot Mark Turgeon. Layman is the No. 53-ranked player in the ESPNU 100 and his commitment boosts Maryland's class into the top 10 in the country. Here's the thing with Layman though, Terps fans are going to need to be patient. While incredibly talented, he's still fairly raw and not used to high-level competition outside of the AAU circuit. Consequently, his learning curve may be a little longer than most would expect from a borderline top 50 prospect. • DeMatha forward Jerami Grant, who earlier this week was seriously considering the Terps, is now down to three Big East schools.
Syracuse, Notre Dame and Rutgers (in order of appearance) will conduct in-home visits with ESPNU 100 SF Jerami Grant (Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha) beginning Friday and by all accounts, any of them could land him.
"Obviously, Duke, North Carolina, Kentucky and Florida have had tremendous success. (Florida coach) Billy Donovan has been a great communicator and he sort of gets the vision from Mitch. (Maryland coach) Mark Turgeon is a lot like (Michigan coach John) Beilein. He is a basketball (mind). Beilein and Turgeon feel most comfortable when they're locked in a gym with their guys. They just get guys better.
The Miller School (Va.) senior wing, whose stock soared as much as just about anyone's this past summer, will visit Kansas (9-23), Texas (9-30) and Louisville (10-14), according to coach Scott Willard.
"Hopefully we can get further this season than we got last season," Petty said. "The team's really excited and we've been working hard all summer getting ready for the season."
Maryland: "I've talked to coach [Randy] Edsall. He's a really good guy. I like him a lot. I talked to coach [Andre] Powell the other day. I like his personality."