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November 4, 2011

Weekly recruiting roundup

Maryland quarterback commitment Caleb Rowe is a finalist for South Carolina's Mr. Football award.

Blue Ridge quarterback Caleb Rowe: Rowe, a Shrine Bowler who has committed to Maryland, has thrown for more than 1,500 yards and 24 touchdowns.

• McDonogh defensive end and Terps commitment Roman Braglio was the focus of this week's Baltimore Sun Varsity Q&A.

Is it true when you committed to Maryland you had just met with the coaches, walked out, talked to your dad and then went back in and said, "I want to be a Terp"?

Yeah. [Maryland defensive line coach Greg] Gattuso told me to come down and watch practice to see if I like the way he coaches, if that would fit my style of playing. After the practice it was me, Coach Gattuso, Coach [Keith] Dudzinski and my father. We sat there and talked for two or three hours. I had been to a lot of schools, but that was the first time we had a talk like that and we talked as friends, so I could see a future relationship building right there. I just didn't know how to say it. I walked out and asked my father, "How do I say it?" He said, "What do you mean, how do you say it? Walk back in there and say you want to be a Terp." Coach Gattuso was walking out and he was like, "Roman, what's wrong?" I said, "Nothing, Coach. I want to be a Terp." He threw me over his shoulder and ran into Coach Edsall's office like, "We got him. We got him."

• The Washington Post this week profiled Friendship Collegiate (D.C.) defensive tackle and Terps target Eddie Goldman.

Maryland’s offer, which came when James Franklin, a Terps assistant at the time, and [Friendship coach Aazaar] Abdul-Rahim met Goldman at a takeout restaurant in Northeast. Now, the Terps are one of seven finalists on Goldman’s list, along with Alabama, Auburn, California, Clemson, Florida State and Miami.

Basketball recruiting

• Maryland's three-man 2012 recruiting class is now ranked 25th in the country by

Four-star post player Shaquille Cleare is a physical presence who should have a significant impact on the ACC. Layman is a talented combo forward with a smooth shooting stroke and upside. Allen, a shooting guard, rounds out the class.

• Former Maryland power forward target Mitch McGary committed Thursday to Michigan.

"It was kind of hard," McGary said of looking past the glamour factor of some schools. "A lot of different people were saying where I should go, but in the end, it's my decision. (Michigan) is where I wanted to go to school. I'd like to make an impact the first year, put my footprint on the program and building it back up."

• Two 2012 prospects with Maryland offers are making official visits elsewhere this weekend, according to's Dave Telep. Philadelphia forward Amile Jefferson, who is reportedly no longer considering the Terps, is scheduled to visit North Carolina State. Georgia power forward Robert Carter, meanwhile, is headed to Florida.

Posted by Matt Bracken at 1:38 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Weekly recruiting roundup


Isn't Torian Graham visiting the campus this weekend? Good chance he commits?


Josh: He was supposed to, but InsideMDSports tweeted earlier that there was a "change of plans."!/insidemdsports/status/132482506304917504

I don't have a subscription to InsideMDSports. Can you elaborate on what the "change of plans" means?


Josh: I can't give away IMS' scoop, but you can pretty much infer from that teaser what happened to the visit. -- Matt

get a subscription he is not going to just give away another sites proprietary info.

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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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