Weekly recruiting roundup
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.
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.
• Maryland's three-man 2012 recruiting class is now ranked 25th in the country by Rivals.com.
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.
"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 ESPN.com'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.