Good News: Philly Point Guard Rysheed Jordan Visiting Maryland; Narrowing List, Too?

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It's not just Stefon Diggs, you know; as it turns out, Maryland will also be hosting elite 2013 point guard Rysheed Jordan this weekend for the North Carolina game. Jordan, a big point guard who's generally considered one of the class' elite lead guards, has been sitting on a Terps offer since his surprise showing at John Wall's Breakout Camp.

The news of his visit comes from the Philadelphia Inquirer, which actually seems to claim he's down to six schools.

Vaux basketball player Rysheed Jordan will attend Saturday's North Carolina vs. Maryland game in College Park, Md.

The 6-4 junior guard has narrowed his list of scholarship offers to Maryland, Temple, Rutgers, Villanova, Drexel, and La Salle. He'll pick this summer.

Again, that makes it sound like Jordan has developed a "final six" of sorts. That's a little doubtful, to be frank - Jordan still claims offers from schools like Marquette and Georgetown. Did he really cut them in favor of Drexel and La Salle? Is he that dead-set on staying close to home?

In other words, take that with a grain of salt. I'd love to be wrong, of course, and hope I am - more power to him if that's his list - but it strike me as suspicious. Still, a summer of 2013 decision is a great timeline if you ask me, and it's clear that Maryland is at the very least in the upper tier of his schools.

That's good, because Jordan is very good. Scout ranks him as a five-star, top-25 prospect; Rivals and ESPN have him at four stars, but he's still top-25 in Rivals. He has great size at around 6-3, and while he could play a bit of 2 in a pinch, all indications are that he's primarily a pure point. Scout raved about his passing ability and poise over the summer, and the Terrapins are in desperate need of that sort of player.

I'm bullish on Maryland's chances with the Harrisons and think they'd be program-changing recruits (obviously), but I'd be straight-up giddy with a class including Jordan and someone like Stanford Robinson and/or Kam Williams. None of them have the pure star power of the Harrisons, but going after pure stars is only one way of building a team. Mark Turgeon seems at ease roster building in a more traditional way, and that class would be fantastic. All the better if they're ready to wrap things up around summer.

If you want to see one account of the massive recruiting weekend on tap, check out bloodwatermission's FanPost.

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