Bye weeks are tough. For all of us, there’s no Maryland football to watch. More selfishly, there’s less for me to fill this column with. Fortunately, the good folks at Hudl have blessed us with a handful of highlight reels that can hopefully give you your football fix until Maryland returns to the field on Saturday against No. 8 Michigan State.
The first is Dwayne Haskins, the four-star 2016 quarterback from Bullis (Md.), who looks every bit like the best signalcaller in the region’s recent history. He’s got a big arm, good touch on his deep ball and on Friday he helped Bullis win the Interstate Athletic Conference with 163 yards and a touchdown through the air against rival Georgetown Prep.
Ryan Davis is another Terps target with a video out this week. The three-star athlete from St. Petersburg, Fla. — most schools peg him as a wide receiver — is a quarterback in this highlight tape, but you get a good sense of his mobility and athleticism.
According to Scout.com, Davis is high on the Terps and Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley made the trip down to Lakewood for a visit during the Terrapins’ bye week.
Finally, it’s just about basketball season and there’s officially a basketball game before the next football game. Get excited for that with a Diamond Stone highlight reel from Courtside Films.
Happy basketball season.
Other notes and numbers:
- Offensive tackle E.J. Donahue, Maryland’s only four-star commit so far in the Class of 2015, and Linganore (Md.) capped a perfect regular season Friday. The Lancers earned the No. 2 seed in 3A West and will play undefeated South Hagerstown on Friday.
- Three-star lineman Keiron Howard and Potomac (Md.) will join Donahue in the Maryland 3A playoffs. The Wolverines finished 9-1 to grab the No. 2 seed in 3A South and will face Chopticon on Saturday.
- Three-star wide receiver D.J. Moore hauled in three touchdowns to set the Pennsylvania public school record for career receiving scores during his Imhotep Charter team’s 52-6 win against Overbrook in the AAA semifinals.
- Ulric Jones, a three-star defensive end from Butler County College in Kansas who sort of committed to Maryland Monday, finished his regular season with five tackles Saturday. Jones and 8-3 Butler now await a possible bowl bid.