The Maryland football program landed its third commitment of the 2014 recruiting class when Johnathan Thomas pledged to the Terps on Thursday.
Thomas, a three-star running back from St. John's Prep in Danvers, Mass., picked Maryland over Arkansas, UConn and Boston College, among others. The Salem News spoke to Thomas about his choice.
"I loved Maryland's location, and I definitely loved the coaching staff there," said Thomas. "The environment, the campus, and being right outside Baltimore all seemed perfect. I have family in Virginia and also in Philadelphia and New York. They can come to see me play.
"I have always wanted to go to Georgetown," Campbell told Scout.com's Brian Snow. "When they offered me I was really excited. I didn't want to commit on the spot when they offered me last week, and I went back up there today and committed after I toured the campus."
Crawford currently holds offers from Georgetown, Indiana, South Florida, Texas, Seton Hall, Penn State, UConn, Rutgers and Maryland, and admits "all schools are equal right now," adding that "Indiana and Georgetown have been on me the hardest so far."
** The Washington Post took a look this week at the top underclassmen basketball players from the D.C. area heading into the summer, starting with Maryland-bound combo guard Melo Trimble.
Trimble now stands in the minds of most as the area's top player, a claim he legitimized with his blistering play during the Knights' run to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and Alhambra Invitational titles. The 6-foot-2 Maryland commit has a sweet stroke from the outside, is able to score on an assortment of moves and can find the open man off dribble penetration.
Luckily for Walker-Kimbrough, Maryland coach Brenda Frese didn't have a problem with her participating in track. While some colleges will try to restrict the activities of future athletes in order to prevent injuries, the Terrapin coaching staff has been supportive.