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November 28, 2008

Weekly recruiting roundup

Maryland quarterback recruit Danny O’Brien will lead his East Forsyth (N.C.) squad against Richmond Senior tonight in the North Carolina Class 4AA quarterfinals.

The Eagles return 16 starters, including 10 on offense. East Forsyth has scored an average of a 29.2 points per game and is led by multi-dimensional quarterback Danny O’Brien, who [Richmond coach Paul] Hoggard claimed has made a verbal commitment to play at the University of Maryland. O’Brien has thrown for 1,508 yards with 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. He is second on the team in rushing with 737 yards and 11 touchdowns.

• Williamsburg, Va., defensive end Will Hill has narrowed his list of schools to Maryland, Penn State, Tennessee and Virginia, according to Hill spoke to Rivals about his recent trip to College Park.

Hill had already taken official visits to Tennessee (September 19) and Penn State (November 14). How would he compare the Maryland trip to those two?

“The Maryland trip was good but they were all good. All three of them went well. They all showed me the good things that they have to offer. I wouldn’t say one trip was any better than the others.

• DeMatha coach Bill McGregor told The Washington Post’s Josh Barr this week that Maryland has expressed interest in quarterback and former Eastern Michigan commitment Tom Chroniger. McGregor said the Terps are looking at Chroniger as a defensive back.

"I talked to Ralph [Friedgen] on Thursday about Tommy. Ralph called me. I don't know what his needs are, but Ralph says, 'We're very, very interested.' I don't know what 'very, very' means. ... Maryland wants him as a safety. He will go as a safety. He doesn't care. He just wants to go to a bigger school. His future may be more as that than a 5-11 quarterback."

• Brooklyn, N.Y., offensive tackle Oday Aboushi committed to Boston College this week, picking the Eagles over offers from Maryland, Iowa, Rutgers and Virginia.

ESPN's Bill Conley said of the news, "Boston College picked up a much needed verbal from Oday Aboushi of Brooklyn, New York. He is the third offensive lineman in a class that now numbers nine for 2009. The verbal came as no big surprise since Aboushi has been favoring the Eagles all along."

• Former Maryland offensive guard commitment Ricky Hart pledged to Memphis earlier this week.

Hart originally committed to Maryland, but his scholarship was pulled due to academic concerns. He also drew interest from Purdue, South Florida, Central Florida and Middle Tennessee State.

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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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