Maryland got through the weekend without any new football commitments, with none coming since Massachusetts running back Johnathan Thomas pledged allegiance to the Terps last Thursday. The coaches hit the road again tomorrow for another round of visits, so here’s a quick recruiting update on some local targets:
>> According to Rivals.com, cornerback Troy Vincent Jr., son of the NFL defensive back, has pushed back his decision.
Hearing that Troy Vincent is pushing back his decision
— Adam Friedman (@Rivalsfriedman) May 13, 2013
It now sounds like Troy Vincent Jr. will be waiting at least a week, possibly two-three more weeks before making a decision.
— Ryan Snyder (@BWISnyder) May 13, 2013
The Gilman junior, rated a three-star prospect by 247sports.com and a four-star by ESPN.com, has long been linked to Penn State, though he holds offers from West Virginia, Wisconsin and five ACC schools. Maryland, according to an individual with knowledge of the situation, wants to get Vincent on campus as soon as possible and no later than the end of the month, so it’s likely the Terps still feel they are in solid position with him.
>> Some other local names to keep an eye on, all of whom are in similar boats as Vincent — sporting many offers and wanted by Maryland to visit by the end of the month. That any of these might visit College Park isn’t really a surprise given the apparent mutual interest, but here are some players to watch:
– Friendship CB Jalen Tabor and Good Counsel DE Jesse Aniebonam, both four stars according to 247sports.com with Alabama offers, among others. These are the local prizes, the players respectively ranked first in Washington D.C., and second in Maryland.
– Three-star Middletown OT Justin Falcinelli (other offers from Clemson, Pittsburgh, Virginia, among others) and teammate TE Ricky Leonard. Maryland held one of its spring practices at Middletown High School — the other was at Dunbar High School in Baltimore; top target Will Crest wound up committing to West Virginia — so it makes sense that the Terps will keep pursuing these teammates.
– Three-star Friendly CB Alameen Murphy (No Maryland offer, per 247sports.com, but interest). Per Scout, he attended Maryland’s spring game.
(UPDATE: That didn’t take long.)
Friendly DB Alameen Murphy added an offer from Maryland yesterday, per assistant Darrell Dreher. He’s up to 8 FBS offers now. #allmets
— Eric Detweiler (@edetweiler) May 14, 2013
– Gilman DE Melvin Keihn, one of Maryland’s top 10 players according to 247sports.com and owner of nine ACC offers. His recruitment has been relatively quiet recently, but expect that to pick up once school ends. (Well, that generally applies for everyone.)
>> All seems to be quiet on the in-house personnel front. Players are currently in exams before reporting back, either in mid-June for incoming freshmen summer school or early August for preseason practices. Heard that rehab is going well for all the walking wounded.