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Maryland recruiting roundup: Two 2014 targets visit College Park this weekend

The Terps also extend offers to four new 2015 targets and add two possible names to their 2014 board.

Joe Robbins

Recent Maryland offer Nnamdi Egbuaba, a 2014 outside linebacker, now also has offers from Virginia and UConn. He'll visit the Terps this weekend, and then Virginia the week after that. Joining him will be fellow 2014 target Daniel Ezeagwu, a cornerback, as well as commits Sean Christie, David Shaw and Brett Kulka. Egbuaba and Ezeagwu would be a nice pair of late local grabs for the Terps -- Egbuaba is a solid all-around linebacker in the mold of Alex Twine, and the Terps desperately need corners. Especially because...

Two more out-there cornerback targets for the class of 2014 have committed elsewhere, as former Vanderbilt commit Grant Haley was one of a number of ex-Commodore pledges to flip to Penn State and Kendall Randolph committed to Kentucky. Neither of these should come as a surprise (well, the Maryland part -- Randolph was expected to be headed to either Louisville or Oklahoma), but it's two more names to cross off the list.

Maryland will visit Andrew Miles, the 2014 offensive tackle from Flowery Branch, Ga. who is committed to Western Carolina. Miles may just be a backup option to Damian Prince and Jared Cohen, or the Terps might want to bring him in as an extra option for depth regardless -- he played in a similar system in high school.

Lexington, S.C. 2014 kicker/punter Caleb Berry is getting interest from Maryland, although it is unknown whether that interest is in the form of a preferred walk-on spot or a scholarship. He's a much better punter than kicker, so that's where I'd expect him to fall if he headed to College Park, as both a backup option to Nate Renfro and a potential replacement candidate down the line. Here are his highlights.

There's another new potential 2014 target, and he's a local lineman -- Dunbar lineman Darius Brown, who tweeted that he might become a Terp on national signing day. There's not much out there on Brown, but here's a profile in the Post. He's 6'4" and weighs in at 265 pounds, and has also apparently been courted by Towson and Toledo. Here's some highlight tape, in which he is the really big guy at left tackle.

Maryland has extended a host of 2015 offers -- three-star Michigan athlete John Kelly and a trio of South Oak Cliff (Texas) teammates in J.F. Thomas, Prentice McKinney and Jamile Johnson.

Kelly is considered a strong Michigan State lean, and has visited their campus numerous times. He plays running back and free safety in high school, runs like a power back despite being listed at 5'10" and 187 pounds. Here's his highlight tape.

McKinney, a safety, has offers from Arkansas and Nebraska, and is being pursued by Baylor, Oklahoma and Texas, among others. He's big (6'2"), runs smoothly and hits hard -- he could be a strong safety-turned-SAM linebacker candidate, like Kenny Tate or Matt Robinson. Here's his highlight tape.

Thomas, a wide receiver, has offers from Colorado State and SMU, and has received interest from Ohio State, Oklahoma and Texas. He also has good size (6'3") and takes advantage of that, using long strides to give him good speed. Here's his highlight tape.

Johnson, a safety, is the most highly touted of the trio, and has offers from Arkansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma, as well as interest from Florida State, Texas and USC. He has tremendous versatility, playing all four defensive back positions as well as nickelback, outside linebacker, wide receiver and return man, and combines the physical abilities of the other players with fantastic field awareness not often seen in a high schooler. Here's his highlight tape.

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. Esa Ahmad, three stars, Shaker Heights (Ohio)
  9. Sylvester Ogbonda, unrated, National Christian Academy (Md.)


  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):


  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. Larry Mazyck, three stars, Iowa Western C.C. (Ia.) - committed 8/25/13
  3. Sean Christie, three stars, Patchogue-Medford (N.Y.) - committed 12/15/13
  4. Damian Prince, five stars, Bishop McNamara (Md.)
  5. Jared Cohen, three stars, Mcdonogh (Md.)
  6. Andrew Miles, unrated, Flowery Branch (Ga.)

Offensive Guards:

  1. Brendan Moore, three stars, Westwood (Tex.) - committed 6/25/13

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

Defensive Tackles:

  1. David Shaw, two stars, Spring Grove Area (Pa.) - committed 6/2/13

Outside Linebackers:

  1. Nnamdi Egbuaba, unrated, St. Frances Academy (Md.)


  1. Vance Roberts, three stars, ASA College (Ny.)
  2. Daniel Ezeagwu, unrated, Colonial Forge (Va.)
  3. Jamal Robinson, unrated, DeMatha
  4. Anthony Fludd, unrated, Wise


  1. Josh Woods, three stars, Owings Mills (Md.) -- committed 11/18/13
  2. Jordan Noil, three stars, Norcross (Ga.) -- committed 10/1/13


  1. Demetrius Johnson, four stars, Annapolis Christian Academy (Md.)
  2. Marquel Dickerson, unranked, North Point (Md.)

Long Snappers:

  1. Nate Adams, two stars, Greenway (Ariz.) -- committed 12/19/13

2015 Big Board (Football):


  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. Brandon Polk, four stars, Briar Woods (Va.)
  2. Jabari Greenwood, three stars, Gonzaga (D.C.)
  3. Tavin Richardson, three stars, Byrnes (S.C.)
  4. JF Thomas, unrated, South Oak Cliff (Texas)
  5. Devin Phelps, unrated, St. Frances Academy (Md.)

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.)


  1. Minkah Fitzpatrick, five stars, St. Peters Prep (N.J.)
  2. John Reid, four stars, St. Joseph's Prep (Pa.)
  3. Jalen Christian, four stars, Damascus (Md.)
  4. Kareem Ali, four stars, Timber Creek (N.J.)
  5. Dionte Austin, four stars, Calvert Hall College (Md.)
  6. Darnell Savage, three stars, Caravel Academy (Del.)
  7. Maurice Smitherman, three stars, Minor (Ala.)
  8. DuWayne Johnson, three stars, H.D. Woodson (D.C.)
  9. Elias Cane, unrated, Ezell-Harding Christian (Tenn.)


  1. Jamile Johnson, four stars, South Oak Cliff (Texas)
  2. Ben Edwards, three stars, Trinity Christian Academy (Fla.)
  3. Jay Stocker, three stars, Coatesville Area (Pa.)
  4. Prentice McKinney, three stars, South Oak Cliff (Texas)
  5. Ayron Monroe, three stars, St. John's College (D.C.)
  6. AJ Turner, unrated, Centreville (Va.)


  1. Jaason Lewis, four stars, Ocean Lakes (Va.)
  2. Garrett Taylor, four stars, St. Christopher's School (Va.)
  3. John Kelly, three stars, Oak Park (Mich.)