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February 4, 2009

Signing Day news and notes

Busy day here in Baltimore.

I’ll be heading down to College Park later for Ralph Friedgen’s news conference announcing UM’s class. Until then, you can click here for our UM commitments page. It has bio info and links to Q&As, season recaps and commitment stories on each of Maryland’s recruits.

Click here for my takes on each UM recruit and click here for the opinions of three national recruiting analysts on Maryland’s class.

For Terps fans on the Eastern Shore, I’ll be talking about UM’s class on Delmarva’s ESPN Radio 1240 at around 1:20 p.m. with Shan Shariff.

Here are a few Terps-related Signing Day notes:

• Maryland landed two last-minute offensive line commitments today. Marietta, Ga., offensive tackle Nick Klemm switched his commitment from Boston College to UM, while St. John’s (D.C.) offensive guard Peter White picked the Terps over Miami and Tennessee.

• As many expected, Good Counsel linebacker Jelani Jenkins decided to sign with Florida. The No. 10 prospect in the country, according to, picked the Gators over Penn State, Stanford, Southern Cal, Notre Dame, Maryland, Michigan, Illinois and a host of others.

• Atco, N.J., athlete Ka’Lial Glaud signed with Rutgers, according to He chose the Scarlet Knights over offers from Maryland, Iowa, Louisville, Tennessee and West Virginia.

• Everett, Mass., cornerback Jim Noel visited Maryland last month, but has narrowed his list to Boston College and Penn State. He originally committed to the Eagles in June.

Posted by Matt Bracken at 12:05 PM | | Comments (2)


All in all, looks to be pretty good for the Terps. No, it's not a top ten class, but for how the program has been pretty average the past several years to have a top 25 or so class isn't too bad. They have to win with the guys they are getting to be able to compete with the big boys at the top for the better recruits. The biggest concern to me is the job Butch Davis is doing at UNC. It helps boost the strength of the conference as a whole, but makes the job that much more difficult for the other non-traditional powers.

Caleb Porzel is so slept on dude wil lbe a super star with MD.
So will Arnett and Hawkins.

this class is all about athletes and SPEED!!!!!!!!!! TO BURN.

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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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