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"I credit Maryland, they really got his spirits up," the source said [of Dez Wells' visit to...

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"I credit Maryland, they really got his spirits up," the source said [of Dez Wells' visit to Maryland]. "It was a blessing to me to hear. It started out a rough week for him. He went through Kentucky, Memphis, but Maryland was the first time I heard the excitement back in his voice." "Just by his excitement," the source said. "If I had to bet the house on it, I would be betting in the blind, I would have to say, my gut, I know how he felt, sounds like possibly Maryland."

via Terrapins Insider on Dez Wells Judging by the comments, that source is either his pops or his coach. And after reading that, I can't imagine he really goes elsewhere. Also, liking this new Alex Prewitt kid at Terrapins Insider.

Dez Wells is at Kentucky now, leaving there FRI going to Memphis then MD in a row. Decision likely...

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Dez Wells is at Kentucky now, leaving there FRI going to Memphis then MD in a row. Decision likely Monday. U of L no scholarships.

Via Dave Telep on Twitter. As expected, Louisville had no chance - no scholarship space and registration was already done. UK fills in for their spot. Kentucky has the scholarship space but their registration is done as well. Can they fit him in to get him eligible? I would think not, but it's Cal, so maybe. And with Memphis, he'd basically have to be registered ... now. Or tomorrow, maybe. So we'll see. Thing is, this might play a bigger role than you'd think, because he'll be trying to win an appeal with the NCAA to be eligible immediately. They might not look kindly on a school trying to backdoor him in after the registration deadlines pass, and given that this is basically a judgment call for them, he may not want to do anything to hurt his case. If that happens, MD has the trump card. Alternatively, hey, maybe the NCAA will realize his situation and be lenient. Who knows? Anyway, sounds like Saturday or Sunday for Wells here.

Naming Perry Hills the starting QB. Caleb Rowe will be our #2 and Devin Burns our #3 heading into...

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Naming Perry Hills the starting QB. Caleb Rowe will be our #2 and Devin Burns our #3 heading into William & Mary game week.

via Randy Edsall on Twitter So then, it's for real. No surprise given his pretty solid showing in the scrimmage, though I was wondering if Burns might not overtake Rowe. Seems not. Well, everybody on the wagon.

Edsall said Devin Burns came to him and asked to move to quarterback to help provide depth. Will...

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Edsall said Devin Burns came to him and asked to move to quarterback to help provide depth. Will work with the 3s. [...] Perry Hills is No. 1, Caleb Rowe is No. 2 and Devin Burns is No. 3

Both via Twitter; Patrick Stevens on the first, the Diamondback on the second. Looks like this was the only thing of note to come out of the press conference. Burns moving to QB is quite intriguing; he did manage to quarterback one of the best teams in Georgia in high school, and played there for his redshirt season at Maryland. He was seen as very C.J. Brown-esque as a QB, with a lot of athleticism and explosiveness but some questionable accuracy. I'm not sold he'll be a better fit than Hill or Rowe, who have been studying the playbook and taking snaps at QB under Locksley for longer than Burns has. But hey, he helps to make up the bodies and it's not like Maryland's lacking in wide receiver depth. For what it's worth, Edsall refused to name Hills as officially the starter, which means this is still a competition. Any of the three could probably factor in between now and Sept. 1.

Best-case scenario: Terrell who? Stoglin, the ACC's leading scorer in 2012, also owned the nation's...

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Best-case scenario: Terrell who? Stoglin, the ACC's leading scorer in 2012, also owned the nation's third-highest shot rate. Without him, the court opens up, and promising players like Nick Faust, Pe'Shon Howard and 7-foot center Alex Len all find themselves enjoying better ball movement, crisper passing, and the added touches it creates. Freshman center Shaquille Cleare provides a one-two frontcourt punch on the glass, and Mark Turgeon gets Maryland back where its fans so desperately want it to be: In the ACC title mix. Or at least the NCAA tournament. Worst-case scenario: Stoglin's I'm-suspended-for-a-year-so-I-might-as-well-go-pro-anyway departure proves to be every bit as devastating to Maryland's attack as his 2012 numbers imply. Without him, a merely mediocre offense takes a step back. Faust and Len prove unready to be go-to players yet, and Cleare, Jake Layman and Charles Mitchell don't make a real impact as freshmen. Impatient Maryland fans begin to ever-so-gently grumble. ESPN's ACC Summer Shootaround As much as I like some of the pieces for next year, I'm not sold even the best possible season will get Maryland in the ACC title mix, even if the conference is down next year again (as I expect it to be). But certainly the Tournament is a possibility if everything pans out just right. But other than that, fair enough. Oh, and what's up with Justin Anderson making the "freshmen to watch" list ahead of Cleare?

The pink elephant in the room when it comes to point guard Roddy Peters (Suitland, Md./Suitland) is...

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The pink elephant in the room when it comes to point guard Roddy Peters (Suitland, Md./Suitland) is Maryland. Can the Terps offer? Should they? Will they? What happens if they do? "I'll let you know," Peters said with a smile. Maryland coach Mark Turgeon watched him Thursday, and he is clearly going to give Peters a strong look. Peters knows the deal and will have a question if the offer comes: "How much does Turgeon really want me?" [...] Roddy Peters continued his strong play of late, as the 6’4 class of 2013 point guard was again on his game out in Philadelphia. The Suitland (MD) star has very good size at the one as well as some major length. However, he is more than just a good basketball body, but rather a talented kid with a nice handle who attacks the cup very well and also finds open teammates. [...] The transformation of Peters has been fun to watch. A physical lead guard, Peters is tough. Over the past year he’s made improvement to his ball skills and has gained confidence. He attacks the rim with aggression and has no issues playing through contact. From mid-range and in he can score, but he’s also a talented passer with good court vision. He moved into Scout.com’s Top 100 last week and he’s proving that he was certainly worth of that ranking.

Quotes from ESPN, NBE, and Scout It's Roddy Peters week, I guess. I've been writing him off for just about ever, but with the vibes on the Harrisons turning negative (except for that random-and-super-crazy Papa-Harrison-hired-by-UA rumor) and Rysheed Jordan dawdling, well, you never know. He's been doing well on the circuit, and if he keeps it up for long enough Turgeon's going to have to take a look eventually. And there's something to be said for a player you'd essentially lead for the second you offer. Meanwhile: Pookie Powell seems to have stopped listing the Terrapins, while Junior Etou says he wants to be a small forward, not a 4. Maryland certainly doesn't need any more wings, so I'm wondering if that'll hurt their chances. In a rather boring summer for recruitniks, I suppose this'll have to pass for intrigue.

Damonte Dodd won't enroll at Maryland this year. He's headed to Massanutten, per his AAU coach...

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Damonte Dodd won't enroll at Maryland this year. He's headed to Massanutten, per his AAU coach Damon Handon.

via Evan Daniels on Twitter And so we have our answer. Maryland had the space for him, so it's either due to grades or a preference to get him more playing time - the latter, if I had to guess. He'll get plenty of run at Massanutten, which isn't a traditional powerhouse on the prep scene. Still, they'll play enough of the big names - the Miller School, Brewster, Notre Dame, Hargrave - to make it more than worthwhile, especially given how raw he still is. I also expect we'll start to see some scouts salivate over him now that they'll get a better look. The worry, of course, is that he'll get stolen by a bigger name; I'm not too concerned about it, actually - he seems to be in love with the school - but nothing in recruiting is ever certain until it's certain. This effectively makes Dodd into a 2013 prospect, and he'll enter the program the same time Evan Smotrycz becomes eligible. Talk about front court reinforcements.

Aaron [Harrison], a 6-foot-5, 210-pound shooting guard, told NBE Sports that Kentucky, Maryland,...

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Aaron [Harrison], a 6-foot-5, 210-pound shooting guard, told NBE Sports that Kentucky, Maryland, Baylor, and Villanova are the main schools being considered by him and his brother. He claims no favorites, but did concede that one program generates the most buzz when he and Andrew talk college. "Yeah, like Kentucky probably," Harrison said. "They put people in the NBA and their style of play is great." [...] Regarding Maryland, he commented, "Coach [Mark] Turgeon recruited us [when he was] at Texas A&M."

via NBE The disclaimer that should always be used with quotes like this: don't read too much into it. They can easily be misleading, and there are so many variables in this recruitment that this type of thing is such a shallow view as to be basically useless. But hey, I'm a glutton for pain and most of you probably are too. So here, gorge yourself on Harrisons-related anxiety.
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