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December 11, 2009

Weekly recruiting roundup

Maryland's 2010 football recruiting class shrunk by one commitment earlier this week.

Brice Laughlin, a 6-foot-3, 270-pound defensive tackle from Summerville, S.C., switched his pledge from the Terps to Kentucky.

His father, Bryan, said Maryland did nothing wrong and that the family was impressed with Maryland’s coaching staff and recruitment. “It was not what Maryland does not have. Kentucky was just a better fit and choice,” Brian [sic] Laughlin said.

• Either Maryland, Clemson or Vanderbilt will get good news from Max Garcia soon, according to Phil Kornblut.

OL Max Garcia (6-5 275) of Norcross, GA has completed all his in home visits with the coaches of the three schools he's considering and is now working on his final decision. "He should have a decision in the next week or so," said Norcross coach Keith Maloff. Clemson was the last of the schools to meet with Garcia.

Jack DeBoef, an offensive lineman from State College, Pa., committed to Purdue earlier this week.

DeBoef selected Purdue over North Carolina State, Maryland, Syracuse and Illinois. His recruiting process entered an intense phase this past summer when he visited multiple SEC and ACC schools, including Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Maryland.

• Maryland athlete commitment Matt Robinson was named to The Baltimore Sun’s All-Metro first-team offense.

Versatile receiver moved around from slot to wing to out wide; capable of breaking the big play with four 70-plus yard receptions.

Basketball recruiting

• The Arizona Daily Star this week recapped Terps point guard signee Terrell Stoglin’s performance at the Arrowhead Desert Classic in Glendale.

For the tourney, Stoglin averaged 31 points and nine assists per game en route to being named MVP as the Eagles went unbeaten.

Posted by Matt Bracken at 11:45 AM | | Comments (8)
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Matt,

What, if anything, have you heard about Terrence Ross rescinding his verbal commitment to the Terps? Thanks.

Matt

What's the scoop with T. Ross? Hearing rumors on ESPN and other sites that he's not going to sign. Same was said about Stoglin but this seems more serious since he skipped the early signing period. Any news?

Mike and Dennis -- I haven't heard anything concrete yet, but I'll keep working on it.

Did T. Ross break-up with his girlfriend? Seriously...what drives a guys decision making? This kid's from portland and said earlier he was loooking forward to staying in the area for college...now rumor has it he may end up elsewhere. Can get Gary send out some "hostesses" like Lane Kiffin and still get him inked in the spring?

Matt-
If Williams losses Ross, something has to be done to bring in someone that knows how to recruit.
He is the whole class.
MD will NEVER get back to where they were. He can't land ANYONE that would change it.

montrose was at my school this weekend for a tourny, and I got the privalege of seeing t ross up close. after talking with some of the montrose people, word is he is most likely committing to UMD but not positive yet

Matt-
Who are some of the recruits for 2011 that Gary is after?
Are there any blue chippers?
There will be scholarships for, Bowie, Tucker, Gregory, and Burney.
Thats 4.

Also, what has happened to our ability to get the top JuCo transfers? Francis, Smith, Randle, etc.
Are there any on the radar for next year if Burney is officially done early?

And so it begins. Look for Nermin Delic to be the next commit to de-pledge and end up at Kentucky. Also sounding more and more like Mackall will go elsewhere. Ah the frustration of a 2-10 season and a program in a free fall. I share the sentiment of those posting concern over Ross upholding his verbal. Something doesn't feel right. I sat directly in front of him and Josh Hairston at the Villanova game and while he was cordial to fans, he did not seem to be as enthusiastic as other recruits I have met. Just my perception, I could be off-base. That said he is a terrific kid and just the type of PERSON we need in our hoops program. I hope he sticks to his guns and comes to UM. Will be one heck of a class if he does, I one I think that could exceed expectations of the pundits.

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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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