Weekly recruiting roundup
Kicking off a slow week in Maryland recruiting news with a few football items ...
Offensive lineman Max Garcia of Norcross, Ga., is scheduled for his official visit to Clemson on Nov. 6. A week or two later, he plans to have a decision between the Tigers, Maryland and Vanderbilt. Maryland is his favorite going into the final visit.
#60 Andre Monroe: This 2010 defensive tackle is a Maryland commit. He has the capability of getting through the offensive line and causing trouble for the backfield. The offensive play call appeared to be directed away from the middle of the defense, with Monroe and McReynolds there. Monroe showed his strength in his few snaps on the offensive line.
"We can say that we were the cornerstone of this program," said senior safety Titus Till. "The freshmen and sophomores want to be like us because we're accomplishing things that nobody's done here before."
Northwest two-way starter Nermin Delic will face off with two of Dalton’s best linemen. While playing tight end, the 6-foot-5-inch, 245-pound Maryland commitment will go against defensive end Jalen Fields (6-4, 240), the first Georgia commitment of the 2010 class. When Delic’s at defensive end, he’ll face Watts Dantzler, a 6-8, 300-pound junior offensive lineman currently being heavily recruited by several Southeastern Conference schools, including Georgia.
• Maryland defensive end commitment David Mackall and linebacker recruit L.A. Goree both made the trip to College Park on Monday for Fork Union Military Academy’s JV game against the Terps. Neither Mackall or Goree ended up playing in the game, according to The Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens.
I caught up with Goree after the game, and he said he plans to be in College Park on Jan. 3 to get ready for a winter session. He said he improved his SAT score enough, and didn't exactly hide his eagerness to attend a university rather than at a military academy.
• One current Maryland target and one former Maryland target were on hand for Kentucky’s Blue-White game earlier this week.
Highly regarded prospects C.J. Leslie and Terrence Jones attended the Blue-White Game. Leslie is a forward from Raleigh, N.C. He played with UK freshman John Wall last season. Jones is a forward from Portland, Ore.
Juan’ya Green, a ghastly 6-foot-3 combo guard at Archbishop Carroll (PA) HS, is receiving plenty of Big East love. He’s sifting through letters, receiving the most interest from Villanova, Georgetown, Syracuse, Providence, Maryland, St. Joe’s and Temple.