With the recruiting push for 1991 fast approaching, Maryland is beginning to put together a wish list that may be headed by Montgomery College-Rockville quarterback John Kaleo.

Kaleo, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound sophomore from Bowie High, has thrown for 1,465 yards and 16 touchdowns in leading the Knights to a 6-0 record. Maryland, which will need to replace current quarterback Scott Zolak next season, cannot comment on potential recruits, but a number of coaches are expected to attend Rockville's Nov. 3 game against Chowan. The Terrapins are off that day.

"He's a really great passer; the only question is his height. If he were 6-3 or 6-4 there'd be absolutely no question," said one source. "Maryland really likes him, though. They want to see him more to make sure." . . .

One of Maryland's biggest recruits from a year ago, freshman running back Mark Mason, has been chosen as one of the subjects of a documentary being done by Swedish television.

Utbildningsradion, a branch of the Swedish Educational Broadcasting Co., is doing a telecast on five college students from throughout the United States, with Mason representing a typical 18-year-old American athlete. A crew visited College Park last weekend, talking with Mason on Friday and watching him gain 52 yards against Wake Forest the following day.

The group will return to Maryland during spring practice next year to complete filming, with the broadcast scheduled to air at a later date. . . .

Although Maryland is favored in Saturday's game at Duke, Coach Joe Krivak is wary. Despite a so-so 3-3 record, the Blue Devils, he said, are not that far removed from the team that went 8-4 and shared the Atlantic Coast Conference title with Virginia last season.

"From the standpoint of last year's record, their being 3-3 may seem like they're down, but look at the three teams they've lost to {South Carolina, Virginia and Clemson}," Krivak said. "Watching them on film, they've been able to execute and move the ball; the problem they've had is turnovers.

"They've had 11 interceptions and lost seven fumbles; against Virginia they turned the ball over seven times and each time they did, Virginia scored and things got out of hand. You don't get carried away with wins or losses or the score of games -- you have to ask yourself things like if a team is able to move the ball and make things happen and Duke can. You have to play very well against them."