While the focus will be on college basketball for the next few weeks, college football is gearing up with spring practice and moves on the recruiting trail.
Robinson junior tailback Joe Wilson had a chance to take in one of these spring sessions during a recent unofficial visit to Maryland. Wilson, who led the area in rushing last season with 2,358 yards, was invited to make the trip to College Park on March 9.
Once there, Wilson and a family friend had a chance to tour some of the campus and weight room before watching the Terrapins practice. Wilson said he did not talk with Terps Coach Randy Edsall and has yet to receive an offer from Maryland or any school.
“It was a good experience and even though I didn’t stay long, I enjoyed it,” Wilson said. “Hopefully it leads to some more interest and offers.”
With spring break on the horizon, Wilson has a few more unofficial visits next week. The junior will travel to James Madison on Saturday, Temple on Wednesday and South Alabama on the following Saturday.
Meantime, Briar Woods quarterback Trace McSorley reeled in another offer recently, this time from U-Conn. Falcons coach Charlie Pierce said the Huskies coaches were impressed with the junior as a quarterback and defensive back prospect.
McSorley has now earned offers from Boston College, Old Dominion, Vanderbilt, UNC, Virginia Tech and Western Michigan, with several schools scouting him as an athlete due to his dual-threat ability. A three-year starter, McSorley threw for 2,548 yards and 33 touchdowns and rushed for 709 yards and nine scores in leading the Falcons to their third straight Virginia AA Division 4 championship.
NUMBER CRUNCH: 2
Gatorade State player of the year awards won by Gonzaga’s Kris Jenkins. The senior forward repeated as D.C.’s honoree Thursday after averaging 18.3 points and 10.3 rebounds. North Point’s Marquis Wright was selected as Maryland’s POY.
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WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Briar Woods at Stone Bridge, 5:30 p.m.
Both girls’ soccer teams bring undefeated records and impressive resumes into this contest. Stone Bridge boasts five Division I recruits in its lineup while Briar Woods beat defending state champ Woodgrove, 2-1, earlier this week.