Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

The Baltimore Sun

In this week's recruiting roundup, the Terps add another member to their incoming football recruiting class and a four-star becomes a five-star.

Football recruiting

-- Junior-college cornerback Denzel Conyers committed to Maryland last weekend and signed his letter of intent on Monday. He will join the program for the fall.

-- Class of 2015 defensive tackle target Adam McLean, one of the top prospects in Maryland, committed to Penn State on Saturday.

-- Class of 2015 defensive back target Marcus Lewis, one of the top prospects in Washington, committed to Florida on Thursday.

-- Class of 2015 quarterback target Kai Locksley, son of Mike, reportedly named Auburn and Florida State his co-leaders Saturday, with Maryland just behind.

-- Six Maryland high school players made ESPN’s new top-300 rankings for the Class of 2015, updated Wednesday: McLean (110), Locksley (124), offensive tackle Isaiah Prince, (227), offensive tackle Pat Allen (229) and wide receiver Jalen Christian (237).

-- Eight Maryland high school players made 247 Sports’ new top-247 rankings for the Class of 2016, also updated Wednesday: St. Frances defensive end Rahshaun Smith (No. 41), wide receiver Trevon Diggs (No. 43), Franklin wide receiver Steven Smothers (No. 62), McDonogh safety Eric Burrell (No. 129), defensive end Shane Simmons (No. 158), Gilman defensive tackle Ellison Jordan (No. 184), offensive tackle JP Urquidez (No. 213) and wide receiver Tino Ellis (No. 225).

Basketball recruiting

-- Class of 2014 guard signees Dion Wiley and Romelo Trimble reportedly impressed during practice for tonight’s Derby Festival Classic in Louisville, Ky. Forced to scrimmage 3-on-3,” Wiley was “virtually unguardable,” while Trimble “wasn’t one of the flashier players at Derby, but he was certainly one of the more productive.” The all-star game, which also features Class of 2014 signee Jared Nickens, starts at 7 p.m. at Freedom Hall and will be live-streamed on WDRB.com.

-- Trimble, for all you star-watchers out there, is now a five-star prospect on ESPN. He checks in at No. 29 overall; behind him are Wiley (No. 52) and center Trayvon Reed (No. 68).

-- Class of 2014 guard target Franklin Howard committed to Syracuse on Monday.

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