Maryland recruiting: Terps host 'Big Show', biggest recruiting event in recent memory

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Top prospects from up and down the east coast were in College Park for The Big Show.

Maryland hosted their premier recruiting camp, The Big Show, this past weekend on campus in hopes to attract and sell recruits to the university. Blue-chip recruits from across the country piled into College Park to get a look at what Maryland has to offer, according to 247sports. The Terps headed into the weekend boasting a class that features 15 recruits, headlined by four-star offensive lineman E.J. Donahue.

Maryland has been on a recruiting tear as of late, picking up 12 recruits in the month of June alone. The Big Show featured numerous in-state recruits but also attracted a lot of out-of-staters, particularly talent from Florida. Highly touted athletes Ray-Ray McCloud lll, Byron Cowart, George Campbell, Auden Tate and Ryan Davis were all in attendance and all hail from the Sunshine State. Cowart and Campbell are both considered five-star prospects, while McCloud III, Tate and Davis are all four-stars. All five hold an offer from the University of Florida.

Talented athletes and teammates Terrill Gillette and D.J. Moore from Imhotep Institute Charter made the trip from Philadelphia to College Park. Six 2015 commits to Maryland were also in attendance including Florida native Deltron Sands and All-American corner back Kareem Ali, among others.

Familiar faces from the Maryland-D.C area were also in attendance, including four-star dual-threat quarterback Kai Locksley. Maryland is vying against Auburn, Florida State and Texas for his commitment. Maryland is also chasing coveted offensive lineman Isaiah Prince from Roosevelt High in PG County. Prince, who attended The Big Show, is being heavily recruited by powerhouses Alabama, Auburn, Ohio State and Florida but still views his home school as a top option.

What notable players were there?

Class of 2015
Name Stars (composite rating) Position Hometown School
Byron Cowart Five (99) DE Seffner, Fla. Armwood
George Campbell Five (98) WR, S, ATH Tarpon Springs, Fla. East Lake
Isaiah Prince Four (95) OT Greenbelt, Md. Roosevelt
Ray-Ray McCloud Four (92) RB Tampa, Fla. Sickles
Kai Locksley Four (91) D-QB Baltimore, Md. Gilman
Quarvez Boulware Four (90) OG Washington, D.C. Friendship Academy
Ryan Davis Four (89) WR Saint Petersburg, Fla. Lakewood
Irvin Charles Three (88) WR Haddonfield, N.J. Paul VI
Auden Tate Three (88) WR Tampa, Fla. Wharton
D.J. Moore Three (87) WR Philadelphia, Pa. Imhotep Institute

Class of 2016
Name Stars (composite rating) Position Hometown School
Trevon Diggs Four (97) WR Rockville, Md. Wootton
Rahshaun Smith Four (96) DE Towson, Md. St. Frances Academy
Ellison Jordan Four (93) DT Baltimore, Md. Gilman
Kyree Campbell Four (91) DE Woodbridge, Va. Freedom
Tino Ellis Four (90) WR/S Hyattesville, Md. DeMatha Catholic
Josh Ball N/A OT Fredericksburg, Va. Stafford Sr.

Commits at camp
Name Stars (composite rating) Position Hometown School
Kareem Ali Three (87) CB Sicklerville, N.J. Timber Creek
Keiron Howard Three (84) DT Oxon Hill, Md. Potomac
Gage Shaffer Three (84) QB Ridgeley, W.V. Frankfort
Jameel Cook Three (83) S Missouri City, Texas Ridge Point
Deltron Sands Three (83) RB Fort Lauderdale, Fla. St. Thomas Aquinas
Ellis McKennie Three (83) OG Owings Mills, Md. McDonogh
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