Maryland recruiting: So what's going on with Jalen Tabor?

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Rumors are flying that the five-star cornerback has cut Maryland out of the picture.

Only football news this week, but tons of it.

If Twitter is to be believed -- and by itself it most certainly isn't -- Jalen Tabor has shockingly cut Maryland out of the picture, with Alabama and Arizona as his two remaining options (just search Twitter for his name, it's all there). The reality would appear to be more muddled -- Tabor may have named Alabama and Arizona as his top two options, but the Tabor camp has repeatedly made announcements to drum up interest in his decision date (as well they should). Is it fair to be slightly more worried about it than before? Sure, but we wouldn't read too much into it. Everything over the past year or so has suggested Tabor would end up in College Park, and such an abrupt change is hard to fully believe.

Tabor has said he will make his decision by Christmas, but will announce in early January at the Under Armour All-American Game.

The Terrapins appear to be in back-up plane mode, offering 2014 Virginia cornerback Daniel Ezeagwu, who has offers from Virginia, Old Dominion Towson and James Madison.

Maryland got one commitment this week -- three-star offensive tackle Sean Christie, from New York. For those wondering about the three star rating, it is new. When Maryland received the commitment, he was unrated. Now, Christie gets a shiny three-star rating, and is considered the 134th-best tackle in the country and the 14th-best player in the state.

Florida State has picked up another JuCo offensive lineman, three-star guard Kareem Are. SB Nation recruiting editor and managing editor of Tomahawk Nation Bud Elliott tells me the 'Noles are looking to add around eight offensive linemen in the class, and Are makes it six (not including a long snapper), so don't count that as a definitive sign that five-star 2014 tackle Damian Prince (who most peg as a competition between Maryland and the Seminoles) is headed to College Park.

The Terps have offered a new player -- two-star long snapper Nate Adams, who also has an offer from Air Force.

Three targets went elsewhere -- Marcus Applefield (Rutgers), Brock Ruble (Florida State) and Dravon Henry (West Virginia).

Five-star 2014 offensive tackle Damian Prince received an in-home visit from South Carolina. Five star 2014 cornerback Jalen Tabor took an official visit to Alabama.

Maryland had an in-home visit with 2015 New Jersey quarterback Ryan Adzima.

Commits Tyler Burke and Jared Cohen each took official visits to Maryland.

JuCo tackle commit Larry Mazyck has been named a first team NJCAA All-American.

2014 three-star safety target Shawn Boone is down to Penn State and N.C. State.

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. Franklin Howard, four stars, Paul VI Catholic (Va.)
  2. 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. (Ia.) - committed 8/25/13
  4. Sean Christie, three stars, Patchogue-Medford (N.Y.) - committed 12/15/13
  5. Damian Prince, five stars, Bishop McNamara (Md.)
  6. 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.)
  4. Daniel Ezeagwu, unrated, Colonial Forge (Va.)

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. 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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