Maryland recruiting: Brock Ruble and Marcus Applefield set to make decisions Friday

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The Terps also extend four new scholarship offers.

Update: Ruble has committed to Florida State.

We'll get to the (semi-)big decision day in a moment, but first, basketball:

Three-star 2015 guard Donovan Mitchell received an offer from Marquette and is now being courted by Indiana.

Now, for football:

Three-star 2014 offensive linemen Brock Ruble and Marcus Applefield are set to decide Friday -- Ruble at 2 p.m. ET and Applefield at 2:30 p.m. ET. The Terps are in the running for both prospects, and would likely be willing to take both and Damian Prince.

Ruble, from DeMatha, is down to Maryland, NC State and Florida State, while Applefield, from Florida, is choosing between Rutgers, Purdue and Maryland. The 247sports Crystal Ball has Ruble as a slight NC State lean and Applefield as a heavy Rutgers lean, but the Scarlet Knights recently fired their offensive line coach. I actually think Maryland has a better chance with Applefield (due to the Rutgers situation) than Ruble (due to the coaching staff's apparently fractured relationship with DeMatha), but from what I hear the staff thinks they're in good position with both.

The Terps offered 2014 four-star California quarterback Brad Kaaya, who is committed to Miami. We talked about what it means for Will Ulmer here. They have also started recruiting three-star Minnesota quarterback Ricardo Johnson III, but as far as we can tell no offer has been extended yet.

Maryland has also offered 2014 prep school wide receiver Rico Johnson, who signed with Georgia last year. This is also an interesting decision, as Juwann Winfree was promised the only receiver slot in the class.

2014 three-star defensive end JaWhuan Bentley, Ruble's teammate at DeMatha, has committed to Purdue.

2014 four-star wide receiver commit Juwann Winfree has been selected to play in the 2014 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.

2014 five-star cornerback Jalen Tabor took his official visit to Florida and received an in-home visit from Alabama.

Maryland has offered 2015 four-star defensive end Josh Sweat, one of the top players in Virginia.

The Terps have also offered 2015 three-star inside linebacker Wyatt Cook, who is teammates with Maryland commits Jared Cohen and Josh Woods at the McDonogh School.

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)
  2. Malik Ellison, unrated, Life Center Academy (Pa.)

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.)
  3. Jordan Murphy, unrated, William J. Brennan (Texas)

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.)
  8. Sylvester Ogbonda, unrated, National Christian Academy (Md.)

Centers:

  1. Diamond Stone, five stars, Dominican (Wisc.)
  2. Daniel Giddens, five stars, Wheeler (Ga.)
  3. Doral Moore, four stars, Luella (Ga.)
  4. Georgios Papagiannis, unrated, Westtown (Pa.)

2014 Big Board (Football):

Quarterbacks:

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

Running Backs:

  1. Donte Thomas-Williams, four stars, Hillside (N.C).
  2. Vernard Roberts, three stars, Dunbar (DC)
  3. Anthony Scott, three stars, Green Run (Va.)
  4. Phillip Butler, two stars, Linganore (Md.)
  5. 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. Rico Johnson, unranked, Georgia Prep Sports Academy (Ga.)
  4. 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.)

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. Dravon Henry, four stars, Aliquippa Senior High School (Pa.)
  3. 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. Josh Sweat, four stars, Oscar Smith (Va.)
  2. Harry Lewis, four stars, Phoebus (Va.)
  3. 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.)

Inside linebackers:

  1. Wyatt Cook, three stars, McDonogh School (Md.)

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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