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October 26, 2009

Weekend wrap — Big day for Robinson

Atholton's improbable undefeated season continued this weekend thanks in large part to Maryland athlete recruit Matt Robinson.

In the Raiders’ 49-13 win over Marriotts Ridge, Robinson contributed six tackles on defense and, once again, made a big impact on offense.

Kalvin Seamonson completed all five of his pass attempts for 105 yards and three touchdowns, including scoring passes of 31 and 27 yards to Matt Robinson, in the homecoming win.

• Terps quarterback recruit Tyler Smith guided Wilson Area (Pa.) High to its seventh win of the season.

Tyler Smith passed for 251 yards and two touchdowns and Ray Mosby rushed for 122 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead the unbeaten Warriors to a convincing 45-21 victory over Southern Lehigh at Smith Field.

• UM quarterback commitment Devin Burns played just one half in Carver (Ga.) High’s 47-8 win over Kendrick.

Burns was 7-for-12 passing with an interception and threw for 119 yards.

• Maryland safety pledge Titus Till helped Wise to its state-record seventh straight shutout, a 44-0 win over Oxon Hill.

"We were just going out and playing our game," said Wise senior safety Titus Till. "We are just doing what we do and haven't really been preoccupied with what it meant."

• Terps defensive back recruit Jeremiah Johnson found the end zone once in Suitland’s 34-0 win over Laurel.

The Rams blocked a Laurel punt, and [Suitland quarterback Devonte] Lindsey followed with a 20-yard score to Jeremiah Johnson with 1:50 remaining in the third.

• UM tight end commitment Nermin Delic helped Northwest Whitfield to a 14-3 win over Sequoyah, which gave the Bruins sole possession of first place in the Georgia sub-region 7A-4A.

“It was all execution,” said Delic, who made a critical sack for a 9-yard loss late in the fourth quarter. “Everyone was doing their job and staying motivated. It’s all about doing your job every play without being selfish.”

Posted by Matt Bracken at 9:55 AM | | Comments (6)


Matt, with Maryland's football season completely unraveling, have you heard any rumblings from any recruits about possibly de-committing? Ralph has had a decent recruiting class, but I'm worried the woes on the field may cause some recruits to have second thoughts.

Mikepcfl -- I haven't heard about any decommitments, but I'll start checking in with coaches in a couple weeks once the season ends.

Mikepcffl-- its been my general experience that instead of decommits, incoming kids lick their chops at the prospects of bumping incumbent under-performers. Decommits more typically triggered when a staff gets fired, or when another program successful in planting the seed a staff will get fired....


Your concern is valid and I am worried. I live in the south and the kid mentioned above-Nermin Delic committed early when we were his only major offer(GA not interested). Word is he made a visit to Kentucky a couple weeks ago and loved it. Obviously they are having an overachieving season and play in the SEC, the conference the kid has grown up watching. This one could be troublesome. I am also concerned with a couple of our recruits out of the Virginia area. While I respect Matt's opinion, I respectfully disagree. Kids want to play for winners and increase the potential to get to a bowl every year. With all the redshirts burned and true freshmen,the depth chart will be crowded in CP. A 2-10 season makes me very worried about this years class as well as having virtually no chance of landing some of the better remaining area prospects.

Totally agree with TNTERP. The only way you bolster your recruiting is by taking out the coaching staff. It will hurt us next year but is much better than keeping the current staff. Who is going to want to play for those losers. The other problem is, no serious football coach will consider UMD with Yow running the show. She cuts of the hands off her major programs. I know you Yow supporters will say...we won the womens field hockey championship...ya that's great, still not a major program. The fact is we have not done enough to build basketball and football. Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest have done a much better job. Yow is in over her head.

I still think that no matter who your AD is be it Yow or anybody elses you still have to win games and the recruits will come. If anything Franklin is a good recruiter, offensive coordinating skills maybe in question but he can recruit. Bottom line is that Ralph needs to win games and not lose games that he should win. To these kids that don't live in MD they get to watch their local teams and if the local teams are doing well and their local teams head coach's head is not on the chopping block then that verbal committment he made with the losing team becomes weak to say the least. Not just for UMD but look at Florida State as well, the threat of a possible coaching change increases the chance of them decommiting because everything that was told to them in the recruiting process is no longer valid with a new staff.

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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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