Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

is still in the running for a spot on USA Basketball's U-18 team.

The Maryland-bound small forward has been trying out for Team USA at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. It was announced Thursday night that Layman was one of 14 finalists still under consideration to make the 12-man team, which will take part in the FIBA Americas Championship in Brazil from June 16-20.


tweeted earlier this week that Layman "is very very intriguing. 6-8, long and versatile. Just exploded off the floor for a phenomenal dunk. Great get for Maryland."

Aaron and Andrew Harrison were also in Colorado Springs for the USA Basketball tryouts, but the Terps guard targets were cut Thursday night. Adam Zagoria reported this week that the twins are still planning to make their commitments this fall.

"I [will] probably commit before my senior season starts to get that weight off my shoulders so I can play without  that on my mind," Andrew Harrison, the Rivals No. 1 point guard in the Class of 2013, told by phone from the U.S. U18 trials in Colorado Springs, Colo.

* Dwayne Morgan, a four-star forward for B'More Under Armour Finest, was offered a scholarship from Maryland this week.'s No. 23 player in the 2014 class also claims scholarships from Florida, North Carolina State, Seton Hall, South Florida and UNLV.

* The Shiver posted an update this week on the recruitment of Terps point guard target Rysheed Jordan.

Jordan said that Kansas, Pitt, La Salle, Syracuse, Maryland, and Temple are the programs coming at him the hardest.

* The guys at Testudo Times did a two-part roundtable on Maryland basketball, including thoughts on which incoming freshman will make the biggest impact. Check it out here.

Football recruiting

* conducted a Q&A this week with Terps quarterback commitment Shane Cockerille, who will compete at the Elite 11 regional in Las Vegas on June 16.

ESPNHS: You committed to Maryland in April. What made you choose the Terrapins?
: Our [third] game of the season, against Good Counsel, coach (Randy) Edsall was out there and he saw me play in person. One day later he called and said he liked the way I played. For your hometown school to offer you to be a QB was really exciting. I looked through the process a little to see what else was going on, but when I went to the spring game, I felt like it was time to commit to Maryland. It's a dream come true to go to your hometown school and try to help them turn things around.