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Terps Football With the Recruiting Double Whammy

Recently, it appeared Maryland was in great shape to land a few very, very good prospects down the stretch and cement a top 25 recruiting class. Boston College kids were having second thoughts, and when added in with the possibility of two other kids who hadn't committed, a great class was slowly materializing.

Most of the BC kids decided to stay with BC, and you can't really be mad for that. But Maryland did lose two recruits today, one of whom was already committed to the Terps. Ryan Schlieper is leaving town, after Pitt offered him a scollie. Apparently, he's always had dreams of playing at Pitt, and he couldn't pass it up. The other loss was Isaac Holmes, who had Maryland high on his list. He ended up at Rutgers, which is a little tough to swallow. Rutgers was thought to have stopped recruiting him somewhat early in the process.

Holmes is a really tough loss, because he's a very promising defensive lineman. Schlieper isn't nearly as big of a loss - he was never a "set the world on fire" kind of recruit, and there are a few other lineman who want to go to Maryland that are of the same caliber as him. The only big recruit still left (besides Jelani Jenkins, of course) is Pete White. The class is already one of Fridge's better ones, but White would just make it that much better.