It's Signing Day: Layman Expected to Sign Today, Plus Praise for Dalonte Hill [Update: Everybody's Signed]

Haul #1.

Doesn't look like Maryland should be expecting any surprises this Signing Day, which is the first opportunity for basketball (and every sport other than football) recruits to put pen to paper and make their college choice official. Via Chris Eckard:

#Terps basketball recruiting: Jake Layman should sign today, Seth Allen will wait until Friday and I haven't heard from Shaq Cleare.
Nov 09 via Twitter for iPhoneFavoriteRetweetReply

And don't worry about Cleare, either. He's been all Maryland for quite some time now.

It's not as though we should expect anything different at his point; there haven't been any major changes, and there haven't been any rumors regarding anyone looking around. Lock 'em in.

UPDATE: Gotta love Twitter: all three commitments are in.

Maryland just received LOI's from Shaq Cleare, Jake Layman and Seth Allen.
Nov 09 via TweetDeckFavoriteRetweetReply

 

Boo-ya.

We'll update throughout the day if/when the LOIs come in. Until then, enjoy this quick story from CBS Sports, which polled hundreds of coaches to come up with the list of the best (and most overrated) recruiters in college basketball. Of course, John Calipari and Sean Miller (*sigh*) are high on the list. So, too, is Dalonte Hill, who is listed as the #4 assistant "to get a prospect." Let's hope they're right.

And speaking of Dalonte: Jeff Borzello predicts Torian Graham to Maryland. Of course, he called Amile Jefferson to the Terps as well earlier in the year, and that isn't exactly turning out too well. He's likely right about Graham, though; it doesn't look like too many teams are involved right now, and Maryland certainly makes the most sense.

I still think Maryland ends up with five in this class, with Graham being the fourth. As for where that fifth comes from with Robert Carter and Amile Jefferson more or less off the board ... well, something always comes up. A player decommits unexpectedly (see: Ricardo Gaithers), or Maryland gets involved with a player late (remember Johnny O'Bryant), or they make a run at a player they used to be involved with (Andrew White, perhaps). Failing all that, an Alex Len, Haukur Palsson, Martin Bruenig, or Greg Whittington will always be there late. With the lack of depth and the likelihood of attrition (it's a new coach, remember), Maryland will probably need bodies in a bad way.

While we're on this topic: sorry for the lack of recruiting news around here lately. To do it properly requires a lot of time, and at least right now I don't have as much as I used to. At least for today, though, it gets top billing.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Testudo Times

You must be a member of Testudo Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Testudo Times. You should read them.

Join Testudo Times

You must be a member of Testudo Times to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Testudo Times. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker