Weekly recruiting roundup
One of Maryland's top remaining forward targets is headed to the Southeast this weekend.
“Everybody is on the same level right now,” said Space, who averaged about 16 points and 7 rebounds as a junior. “I haven’t taken any visits, so I can’t judge until I see a school and meet the coaches face to face and see the players.”
• Adam Zagoria reports that Maryland is one of five schools under consideration by Oak Ridge (N.C.) Military Academy forward Jacob Lawson.
Lawson is mulling Purdue, Seton Hall, West Virginia, Ole Miss and Maryland, according to his coach, Stan Kowalewski.
Maurice Harkless, a 6-foot-8 wing who starred at Forest Hills High School and will attend South Kent (Conn.) prep school this fall, verbally committed to new coach Steve Lavin on Monday night and made an announcement Tuesday. He chose St. John’s over Maryland, Rutgers, Cincinnati, Oregon and Florida.
A rapid growth spurt helped Zeller land Division I offers. As a sophomore, he was only 6-1, 220 pounds. Since then, he's added four inches and 60 pounds. In July, he chose Maryland. A physical and athletic lineman, Rowell had offers from Oregon, Rutgers and Duke. He's also made an impact as a defensive tackle, the position some schools coveted him as. He had 34 tackles last season.
• The Gazette this week previewed Prince George's County's 4A teams, including a Bowie squad which features Maryland-bound cornerback Jeremiah Hendy.
Senior Jordan Maslanik returns to play quarterback after throwing for 1,076 yards and 11 touchdowns last year, while senior running back James Holley and senior receiver Jeremiah Hendy give the offense plenty of options. Hendy, who has verbally committed to the University of Maryland, College Park, also anchors the defense from his cornerback position.
Rated No. 2 in the nation as an athlete by scout.com, the All-Metro first teamer set a school-record with 2,028 yards rushing last season as a quarterback. Jennings (6-0, 180 pounds) ran for 25 touchdowns and passed for 10. Among his top ten colleges: Maryland, Penn State and Ohio State.
Click on the video player below for a Baltimore Sun feature on Jennings.