Weekend wrap: Terps rise up team recruiting rankings after Stefon Diggs' commitment

Stefon Diggs' commitment to Maryland on Friday night gave the Terps their first five-star recruit since Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy offensive tackle Bruce Campbell signed with UM in 2007.

The Good Counsel wide receiver's pledge also vaulted the Terps' 2012 group up the national recruiting team rankings, giving the Terps a consensus Top 40 class.


Rivals.com had rated Maryland's class No. 49 in the country before Signing Day. With Diggs on board, the Terps are now listed at No. 35. 247Sports.com had UM pegged at No. 42 two weeks ago. Now the Terps check in at No. 35 on its 2012 team rankings. Scout.com, meanwhile, also lists Maryland as having the No. 35 class nationally, up from No. 44 on Signing Day.

Basketball recruiting

* The Sentinel and Enterprise of Fitchburg, Mass., listed Connecticut, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Washington "and several other suitors" in the mix for Sam Cassell Jr.

"It's great to get the looks that I'm getting, but I'm just going out and playing," Cassell said. "We don't care who gets the spotlight. We're playing hard and getting wins. It feels good to be winning."

* Maryland women's forward signee Tierney Pfirman exploded for a career high in a win for South Williamsport (Pa.).

South Williamsport's Tierney Pfirman reached 40 points for the first time in her career and the Mounties defeated Mifflinburg, 55-36.

* Terps point guard pledge Lexie Brown led her North Gwinnett (Ga.) team to a victory Friday night.

In the girls game, Lexie Brown scored 30 points in North Gwinnett's 69-41 victory.

* UM center signee Malina Howard keyed a 73-42 win for Twinsburg (Ohio) over Hudson.

Center Malina Howard added 17 points, incuding two three-pointers, for Twinsburg.

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