Weekly recruiting roundup
The first recruiting class of the Mark Turgeon era at Maryland was unveiled to high acclaim Wednesday.
Most recruiting analysts were impressed by the Terps' three-man group of center Shaquille Cleare, small forward Jake Layman and combo guard Seth Allen.
Scout.com gave the Terps a No. 12 ranking for their 2012 class. Right behind was CBSSports.com, which handed out the No. 13 ranking. Next came MaxPreps.com, which put Maryland at No. 14 nationally, followed by ESPN.com's No. 17 ranking. Maryland didn't crack Rivals.com's Top 25.
"We're very pleased with our class for 2012 so far," Turgeon said in a news release. "We've added three quality players with great character who will fit in with our Maryland Basketball family."
The first-year coach said he expects to add others to Maryland's 2012 class.
• The Boston Herald was on hand for Layman's signing ceremony. Check out the video below.
A big forward (250 pounds) rated 21st among the nation's seniors according to ESPN, Carter is also ranked seventh among the nation's power forwards by ESPN. He is rated a four-star recruit by Rivals, who ranked him 28th overall and 11th among power forwards.
Dingle rewarded [Fran] Dunphy’s loyalty Tuesday morning, choosing the Owls over Miami, Seton Hall and Auburn.
• The Sun Gazette of Williamsport, Pa., was on hand for the signing ceremony of Maryland women's commitment Tierney Pfirman.
"It was amazing," said Pfirman. "Coming out of South Williamsport and going to a Division I ACC school, I was a little nervous, but signing those papers meant a lot and it's the next four years of my life and to just see the support and the crowd that came out tonight just meant everything in the world to me."
"In my coaching experience Chloe stands out as the most committed and self-motivated player I have coached," Sycamore coach Paula Hayden said.
As a junior, Pavlech averaged 11.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists.
Rowe, who has committed to the University of Maryland, passed for 2,325 yards and 31 touchdowns for Blue Ridge, which saw its season end with a 44-34 loss to York in the first round of the Class AAA playoffs Friday.
Riddle said his broken fibula is healing properly. He hopes to have his cast removed in a week and replaced by a walking boot.
• The Detroit News this week profiled Good Counsel wide receiver and Terps target Stefon Diggs.
The full vetting of those attributes will take place during official visits. At the moment Michigan and Cal (whom Diggs indicated will receive first official), are the surest destinations. Talk centers around Auburn, Virginia and Florida as the favorites for the other three.
“The game atmosphere was mad crazy,” [Eddie] Muhammad said. “Even before the game, the people in the streets, it’s a whole other planet down there.”