Recruiting roundup: Terps grab a commit, host two important targets for official visits

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Your weekly update on all things Maryland recruiting.

First, basketball:

2015 five-star center Daniel Giddens received an offer from Missouri.

Now, for football:

Maryland got a commitment in their 2014 class -- three-star local safety Josh Woods.

Five-star 2014 targets Jalen Tabor and Damian Prince took official visits elsewhere -- to Arizona for Tabor and Florida State for Prince.

This upcoming weekend, Maryland is hosting two important offensive line targets in the class of 2014 on official visits: DeMatha's Brock Ruble and three-star Florida lineman Marcus Applefield.

Maryland has made another 2014 offer, to three-star all-purpose back/athlete Anthony Scott, from Virginia Beach. He also received an offer from Virginia Tech this week, and had previously been recruited hard by Old Dominion.

2015 wide receiver target Marcus Lewis committed to Virginia Tech.

2014 defensive end target JaWhaun Bentley, from DeMatha, has named Purdue, Syracuse and West Virginia his leaders.

2014 offensive tackle target Chukwuma Okorafor received offers from Virginia, Iowa and NC State. He is currently committed to Western Michigan.

Some high-profile targets visited Blacksburg this weekend and saw Maryland pull off the dramatic overtime upset: three-star 2014 outside linebacker Melvin Keihn, four-star 2015 offensive tackle Austin Clark, three-star 2015 defensive end Darius Fullwood, three-star 2015 defensive tackle Chance Hall, four-star 2015 defensive tackle Darvin Taylor and four-star 2015 lineman Richie Petitbon (who received an offer from the Hokies).

A transfer possibility may have opened up -- former Rutgers cornerback Ian Thomas says he wants to play closer to his Baltimore home.


2014 Big Board (Basketball):

The Commits:

  1. Melo Trimble, four stars, point guard, Bishop O'Connell (Va.) - committed 12/13/12
  2. Dion Wiley, four stars, shooting guard, Potomac (Md.) - committed 6/7/13
  3. Jared Nickens, four stars, shooting guard, Westtown (Pa.) - committed 6/16/13
  4. Trayvon Reed, four stars, center, Shiloh (Ga.) - committed 8/22/13

2015 Big Board (Basketball):

Point guards:

  1. Bryant Crawford, four stars, Gonzaga (DC)

Shooting guards:

  1. Malachi Richardson, five stars, Trenton (N.J.)
  2. Franklin Howard, four stars, Paul VI Catholic (Va.)
  3. Donovan Mitchell, three stars, Brewster Academy (N.H.)

Small forwards:

  1. Jaylen Brown, five stars, Wheeler (Ga.)
  2. Marcus Sheffield, four stars, Chattahoochee (Ga.)

Power forwards

  1. Cheick Diallo, five stars, Our Savior New American School (N.Y.)
  2. Carlton Bragg, five stars, Villa Angela-St. Joseph (Ohio)
  3. Horace Spencer, four stars, Henderson (Nev.)
  4. Alex Owens, four stars, Oak Ridge (Fla.)
  5. Josh Sharma, four stars, Northfield Mount Hernon (Mass.)
  6. Jeremy Miller, four stars, New Hampton School (N.H.)
  7. Shawntrez Davis, three stars, Tri-cities (Ga.)

Centers:

  1. Diamond Stone, five stars, Dominican (Wisc.)
  2. Daniel Giddens, five stars, Wheeler (Ga.)
  3. Doral Moore, four stars, Luella (Ga.)

2014 Big Board (Football):

Quarterbacks:

  1. Will Ulmer, four stars, St. John's College (DC) - committed 4/25/13

Running Backs:

  1. Vernard Roberts, three stars, Dunbar (DC)
  2. Anthony Scott, three stars, Green Run (Va.)
  3. Sterling Dailey, unranked, Stone Bridge (Va.)

Wide Receivers:

  1. Juwann Winfree, four stars, Dwight Morrow (Nj.) - committed 9/27/13
  2. Tyshun Samuel, three stars, Chapman (Sc.)
  3. James Duff, unranked, Dunbar (DC)

Tight Ends:

  1. Andrew Gray, two stars, Chardon (Oh.) - committed 6/15/13

Offensive Tackles:

  1. Derwin Gray, four stars, Fork Union (Va.) - committed 6/15/12
  2. Jared Cohen, three stars, Mcdonogh (Md.) - committed 2/18/13
  3. Larry Mazyck, three stars, Iowa Western C.C. (Io.) - committed 8/25/13
  4. Damian Prince, five stars, Bishop McNamara (Md.)
  5. Brock Ruble, three stars, DeMatha Catholic (Md.)
  6. Marcus Applefield, three stars, Weeki Wachee (Fla.)
  7. Chukwuma Okorafor, three stars, Southfield (Mich.)

Offensive Guards:

  1. Brendan Moore, three stars, Westwood (Tex.) - committed 6/25/13
  2. Robert McClure, three stars, Louisburg College (N.C.)

Defensive Ends:

  1. Jesse Aniebonam, four stars, Good Counsel (Md.) - committed 8/23/13
  2. Tyler Burke, three stars, Coatesville Area (Pa.) - committed 6/25/13
  3. Brett Kulka, two stars, General Mclane (Pa.) - committed 6/24/13
  4. Melvin Keihn, three stars, Gilman (Md.)
  5. JaWhuan Bentley, three stars, DeMatha Catholic (Md.) (also inside linebacker)

Defensive Tackles:

  1. David Shaw, two stars, Spring Grove Area (Pa.) - committed 6/2/13

Cornerbacks:

  1. Jalen Tabor, five stars, Friendship Academy (DC)
  2. Vance Roberts, three stars, ASA College (Ny.)
  3. Elliott Davis, two stars, Quince Orchard (Md.)

Safeties:

  1. Jordan Noil, three stars, Norcross (Ga.) -- committed 10/1/13
  2. Josh Woods, three stars, Owings Mills (Md.) -- committed 11/18/13
  3. Shawn Boone, three stars, Dwyer (Fla.)
  4. DaeJuan Funderburk, three stars, Friendship Academy (DC)

Athletes:

  1. Demetrius Johnson, four stars, Annapolis Christian Academy (Md.)
  2. Marquel Dickerson, unranked, North Point (Md.)

2015 Big Board (Football):

Quarterbacks:

  1. Kai Locksley, four stars, Gilman (Md.)
  2. Brandon Wimbush, four stars, St. Peters Prep (N.J.)
  3. Kamonte Carter, four stars, Gaithersburg (Md.)

Running backs:

  1. Andre Robinson, four stars, Bishop McDevitt (Pa.)
  2. Johnathan Sutton, four stars, Swansea (S.C.)
  3. Javarius Davis, three stars, Ed White (Fla.)

Wide receivers:

  1. Jabari Greenwood, four stars, Gonzaga (D.C.)
  2. Brandon Polk, four stars, Briar Woods (Va.)
  3. Tavin Richardson, three stars, Byrnes (S.C.)

Tight ends:

  1. Tyler Green, four stars, DeMatha (Md.)

Offensive tackles:

  1. Isaiah Prince, four stars, Eleanor Roosevelt (Md.)
  2. Ryan Bates, four stars, Archbishop Wood (Md.)
  3. Austin Clark, four stars, Rockbridge County (Va.)

Offensive guards:

  1. E.J. Donahue, three stars, Linganore (Md.) -- committed 10/26/13
  2. Matthew Burrell, four stars, C.D. Hylton (Va.)
  3. Richie Petitbon, four stars, Gonzaga (D.C.)
  4. Kendrick Norton, four stars, Trinity Christian Academy (Fla.)
  5. Quarvez Boulware, four stars, Friendship Academy (D.C.)

Defensive ends:

  1. Harry Lewis, four stars, Phoebus (Va.)
  2. Ryan Buchholz, unrated, Great Valley (Pa.)

Defensive tackles:

  1. Christian Wilkins, four stars, Suffield Academy (Conn.)
  2. Adam McLean, four stars, Quince Orchard (Md.)
  3. Darvin Taylor, four stars, Thomas Dale (Va.)
  4. Chance Hall, three stars, Northside (Va.)

Outside linebackers:

  1. Jeffery Holland, five stars, Trinity Christian Academy (Fla.)

Cornerbacks:

  1. Minkah Fitzpatrick, four stars, St. Peters Prep (N.J.)
  2. John Reid, four stars, St. Joseph's Prep (Pa.)
  3. Jalen Christian, four stars, Damascus (Md.)
  4. Karem Ali, four stars, Timber Creek (N.J.)
  5. Maurice Smitherman, four stars, Minor (Ala.)
  6. Ashton White, four stars, Friendship (D.C.)
  7. DuWayne Johnson, three stars, H.D. Woodson (D.C.)
  8. Darnell Savage, three stars, Caravel Academy (Del.)
  9. Elias Cane, unrated, Ezell-Harding Christian (Tenn.)

Safeties:

  1. Jay Stocker, four stars, Coatesville Area (Pa.)
  2. Ben Edwards, three stars, Trinity Christian Academy (Fla.)
  3. Ayron Monroe, three stars, St. John's College (D.C.)

Athletes:

  1. Garrett Taylor, four stars, St. Christopher's School (Va.)
  2. Jaason Lewis, three stars, Ocean Lakes (Va.)
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