Andre Martin, a Maryland football recruit from Wilde Lake High, failed to meet NCAA Proposition 48 requirements and will not enroll with the freshman class this year.
Terps recruiting coordinator Kyle Lingerfelt said Martin will go instead to a prep school and, if his Scholastic Aptitude Test score improves sufficiently, attend Maryland next year. The NCAA requires a minimum score of 700 on the SAT.
Martin is projected as a defensive back. Last fall, he rushed for 920 yards, had five interceptions and 64 tackles and returned punts and kickoffs to help Wilde Lake go 13-0 and capture its second straight Class 1A state championship.
Coach Mark Duffner yesterday greeted the 21 freshman recruits who reported for three days of orientation, tests and drills. Among the newcomers were Tyrone Simpson and Latroy Askew, who were signed within the past week.
Simpson, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound defensive tackle from Wilmington, N.C., went to the same high school (Laney) as Michael Jordan. He was third in the state as a heavyweight wrestler and third in the state in the high hurdles.
Askew is a 5-11, 175-pound defensive back from W.T. Woodson High in Fairfax, Va. He runs 100 meters in 10.55 seconds.