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July 15, 2008

Caleb Porzel

Maryland's in-state recruiting haul for 2009 got a little bit better yesterday when Good Counsel running back Caleb Porzel pledged to the Terps.

"He committed over the phone to [offensive coordinator] James Franklin at Maryland," said Good Counsel head coach Bob Milloy, who did say that the commitment would be 'official' once Porzel made contact with Ralph Friedgen.

Milloy said Porzel, a former Virginia commitment, chose the Terps over the Cavaliers, Pittsburgh, Minnesota and West Virginia among others.

"I think Maryland’s proximity, I think the Fridge’s insistence on academics and study halls and support systems, I think that really influenced [Caleb’s] mom," Milloy said. "We’ve already got three kids [from Good Counsel] on scholarship there (Deege Galt, Tommy Galt, Drew Gloster), and [Maryland has] two more offers out (to Good Counsel linebacker Jelani Jenkins and rising junior cornerback Louis Young)."

Milloy said the Terps are getting a player with electrifying speed in Porzel. Porzel’s size (5 feet 8, 180 pounds) and speed (4.3 40) have drawn comparisons to West Virginia running back Noel Devine, Milloy said.

"Well he’s a tailback and he’s quite fast," Milloy said. "He is a legitimate 4.3 kind of guy. He’s short, about 5’8, but he’s put together pretty well, and I think Maryland is very interested in his speed. Last year he scored 16 touchdowns rushing -- and one as a receiver, one as a punt returner and one as a kick returner. He’s very versatile and scored a lot of points, but he scored them in four different ways. So he’s a return guy and he’s very fast."

Posted by Matt Bracken at 4:21 PM | | Comments (8)


Please God, Terps fans get on your knees and pray

and louis shutdown cb in 2010.

Porzel is the real deal . 4.21/40 thats crazy, naw thats illl

i meant to say Jelani Jenkins too in 2009

Matt - thanks for the updates. It's nice to see some good news once in a while.

I dont understand this blog entry?

It has nothing to do with Penn State.

Terps Fan....funny, but true.

Matt what is going on with Travis Hawkins? I heard he committed too?

Jon -- The Travis Hawkins reports turned out to be premature. He's still going through the process.

i have Spoken to Travis Hawkins personaly and HE IS ACTIVLY RECRUITING PLAYERS FOR MARYLAND



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About Matt Bracken

Matt Bracken was a lightly recruited football and tennis prospect out of East Lansing (Mich.) High School in 2001, but spurned all (nonexistent) scholarship offers to attend the University of Michigan. Matt graduated from UM in 2005, earned a master's degree in new media journalism from Northwestern University in 2006, and spent the first 11 months of his career as an online producer / videographer / blogger at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. He has worked at The Baltimore Sun since July 2007, where he currently serves as the deputy sports editor for digital.

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