Wilde Lake's Martin commits to Terps


The University of Maryland received oral commitments from three more football recruits last weekend, including one from Wilde Lake defensive back Andre Martin.

Martin, 5 feet 10, 185 pounds, is believed to be the first area player to commit to first-year Maryland coach Mark Duffner. Martin, however, has yet to meet all of Maryland's academic standards, but those requirements could be completed by today.

Martin had 64 tackles for Wilde Lake (13-0) last season, which won its second consecutive state Class 1A championship. Martin, who was recruited by N.C. State, Rutgers and Hawaii, also had two interceptions and knocked down two passes.

Maryland also received oral commitments from Tim Brown (6-1, 215), a linebacker from Fork Union (Va.) Military, and Wade Inge (6-2, 180) a wide receiver from Overbrook Regional High in Lindenwold, N.J.

Maryland is known to have at least 14 commitments. The national signing date is tomorrow, but school officials won't be allowed to announce every signing until the paper work is completed and back on campus.

Inge, who combined for more than 1,000 yards rushing and receiving last season, is the younger brother of Maryland junior starting safety Bill Inge. Wade Inge initially commited to Wisconsin, but changed his decision when Duffner became Maryland's new coach, according to his brother Bill.

Brown had 68 tackles and four interceptions last season. He made official visits to LSU, Wake Forest and North Carolina State.

Brown's teammate at Fork Union, lineman Duane Ashman (6-5, 260), also is leaning toward Maryland with Virginia as his second choice, according to Fork Union coach John Shuman.

"I'm almost sure he is going to Maryland," said Shuman, "but in this situation, you just have to wait and see."

Maryland also is close to signing Fallston lineman Brian Yeager, (6-4, 275). The Terps had an oral commitment from Mark Nelms (6-2, 170), of Cinnaminson, N.J., last week, but Nelms did not meet Maryland's academic standards. He said last night he will attend the University of Pittsburgh.

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