Recruiting roundup: Terps host three huge 2014 visitors this weekend

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Maryland was on the recruiting trail during their bye week, and we have all the updates for you.

First, basketball:

Mark Turgeon, Bino Ranson and Dustin Clark all visited five-star Ohio power forward Carlton Bragg, who seems to be the Mitch McGary "dream get" of the class.

2015 four-star power forward Alex Owens, a Maryland target, decommitted from Central Florida.

2016 DeMatha point guard Alani Moore visited Penn State and received an offer from the Nittany Lions. Same for 2016 DeMatha small forward Joe Hampton.

Now, for football:

Randy Edsall said Maryland wanted to do two things during the bye week: get healthy and recruit. We know about the first part, as about six starters are expected to return from injury against Syracuse, and while we are more than certain plenty of 'crutin happened, there's just not much we know about.

2014 five-star cornerback Jalen Tabor, 2014 five-star offensive tackle Damian Prince and 2014 four-star offensive tackle Derwin Gray are all taking official visits this weekend as Maryland plays Syracuse. It is safe to say these are the three most important players in the 2014 class for Maryland.

2014 three-star offensive tackle Marcus Applefield will take an official visit to the Terps the weekend of the Boston College game (November 23).

The Terps offered 2015 athlete Jaason Lewis, a three/four-star player out of Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach. Lewis has a ton of offers, including Florida State, Ohio State and Virginia Tech, but appears to be a Tennessee lean. Pitt followed suit a few days later.

Maryland also offered 2015 outside linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, from Dan River High School in Ringgold, Virginia. He's considered a Virginia Tech lean, and has an offer from the Hokies.

2014 cornerback target Elliott Davis -- possibly Maryland's backup option to Jalen Tabor (although the Terps could use two cornerbacks in the class, as they lose two to graduation) -- received an offer from N.C. State.

Newfound possible 2014 offensive tackle target Chukwuma Okorafor visited Michigan State.

2016 Archbishop Carroll offensive tackle Jauan Williams received offers from North Carolina and Illinois.

We have decided to add Derwin Gray to our 2014 big board/class, because we said so.


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. 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.) - commited 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.)

Offensive Guards:

  1. Brendan Moore, three stars, Westwood (Tex.) - committed 6/25/13

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, two stars, Norcross (Ga.) - committed 10/1/13
  2. Shawn Boone, three stars, Dwyer (Fla.)
  3. Deandre Scott, three stars, Imhotep Institute (Pa.)
  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. Marcus Lewis, four stars, Gonzaga (D.C.)
  3. Brandon Polk, four stars, Briar Woods (Va.)
  4. 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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