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Maryland recruiting roundup: Tons of new offers extended, top target Hatton set to decide in July

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Maryland has offered five-star 2016 New Jersey shooting guard Tyus Battle.

Mark Turgeon was in attendance to watch five-star Montrose Christian guard Allonzo Trier.

Four-star power forward Esa Ahmad picked up offers from Texas Tech and Penn State.

Three-star shooting guard Chris Clarke picked up an offer from Minnesota.

Three-star point guard Justin Robinson picked up offers from Illinois, Memphis and George Washington.


As you've probably seen from our recent interviews with prospects, Testudo Times was able to stop by the DC Nike workout and see some top prospects in action.

Some notes from prospects we didn't do a write-up on:

Four-star offensive tackle Matthew Burrell said he didn't want to single anyone out, but when asked about the Terps said: "I love Maryland. Damian Prince committed there, he's a good friend of mine, inspired me a lot, you know, I work out like him, you know, to be on that same level. But at the same time, you know, I'm my own player, and they let me know that, and I really just like coach Johnson and coach Edsall and his staff."

Blue-chip 2016 Virginia cornerback Levonta Taylor visited College Park this week, and had high praise for the Terps: "Maryland came out to my school on Friday and wanted me to come see the campus. I know they've got a good offense - I can play both. They're doing good things on defense, they've got all the swag. It's going to be crazy to see them [in the Big Ten] - a lot of folks sleep on the Big Ten."

Five-star Virginia defensive tackle Tim Settle had an interesting talk with our friend Bud Elliott, saying Maryland had not even offered and that it's a little late in the process for them.

Whole ton of new offers, as a new contact period has begun. All players are Class of 2015 unless noted otherwise.

  • Three-star Florida receiver Tristan Payton, a Gator commit
  • North Carolina cornerback Domenique Williams, who holds offers from Duke, Charlotte and Old Dominion
  • Three-star Florida receiver Kalif Jackson, who holds offers from Boston College, Cal, Georgia Tech, Louisville and Missouri, among others
  • Four-star 2016 Pennsylvania offensive tackle Michal Menet, who holds offers from Florida State, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State, among others
  • Florida receiver David Gardner, who holds offers from Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan and UAB
  • Three-star Florida tight end Chris Cunningham, who holds offers from Cincinnati, Louisville, Mississippi State, North Carolina and Virginia Tech, among others
  • Three-star Texas running back Corey Dauphine, a Texas Tech commit
  • Three-star South Carolina wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside, who holds an offer from Wake Forest, among others
  • 2016 Bullis School quarterback Dwayne Haskins, a top-tier prospect we saw at the Nike showcase who holds offers from Ohio State, Clemson, Florida and Florida State, among others
  • Four-star 2016 DeMatha offensive tackle JP Urquidez, a transfer from Texas who also lit the competition up at the Nike showcase. He holds offers from Baylor, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
  • Three-star Potomac defensive tackle Kieron Howard, who holds an offer from Tennessee, among others
  • Thomas Stone defensive back Juwuan Briscoe, who holds offers from Clemson, NC State and Rutgers, among others
  • Three-star Philadelphia wide receiver D.J. Moore, who holds offers from Virginia, Illinois and Rutgers, among others
  • 2017 Gilman defensive lineman Camaron Spence
  • Three-star Texas quarterback Jonathan Giles, who holds offers from Indiana, Houston, Fresno State and Colorado, among others
  • Four-star 2016 Philadelphia wide receiver Cameron Chambers, who holds offers from Ohio State, Pittsburgh and Wisconsin, among others
  • Four-star 2016 Pennsylvania quarterback Brandon McIlwain, who holds offers from Penn State, Auburn and South Carolina, among others

Top Maryland target Mbi Tanyi picked up an offer from Houston.

Maryland is one of five finalists for three-star cornerback Kareem Ali, along with Florida, North Carolina, Louisville and West Virginia.

Three-star offensive guard Tommy Hatton picked up an offer from South Carolina and will decide on July 4, with the Gamecocks and Terps "standing out" ahead of North Carolina, Boston College and Virginia Tech.'

Four-star offensive tackle Isaiah Prince picked up an offer from Virginia Tech.

Canadian defensive tackle Neville Gallimore picked up offers from Nebraska and West Virginia.

Maryland visited two-star Wilson linebacker Kareem McDonald.

2015 Big Board (Basketball):

Point guards:

  1. Allonzo Trier, four stars, Montrose Christian (Md.)
  2. Justin Robinson, three stars, St. James (Va.)
  3. Malik Ellison, unrated, Life Center Academy (Pa.)

Shooting guards:

  1. Donovan Mitchell, four stars, Brewster Academy (N.H.)
  2. Josh Reaves, four stars, Paul VI Catholic (Va.)
  3. Chris Clarke, three stars, Cape Henry (Va.)

Small forwards:

  1. Marcus Sheffield, four stars, Chattahoochee (Ga.)
  2. Jordan Murphy, three stars, William J. Brennan (Texas)
  3. Mamadou Ndiaye, unrated, Oakland Mills (Md.)

Power forwards

  1. Carlton Bragg, five stars, Villa Angela-St. Joseph (Ohio)
  2. Esa Ahmad, four stars, Shaker Heights (Ohio)
  3. Sylvester Ogbonda, unrated, National Christian Academy (Md.)
  4. John Collins, unrated, Cardinal Newman (Fla.)


  1. Georgios Papagiannis, four stars, Westtown (Pa.)

2015 Big Board (Football):


  1. Kai Locksley, four stars, Gilman (Md.)
  2. Nick Johns, three stars, Gonzaga (D.C.)
  3. David Sills, three stars, Eastern Christian (Md.)
  4. Brandon Battle, three stars, North Point (Md.)
  5. Ryan Adzima, unrated, Wallington (N.J.)

Running backs:

  1. Deshawn McClease, three stars, Oscar Smith (Va.)
  2. Levante Bellamy, three stars, Brebeuf Jesuit (Ind.)
  3. Jonathan Forrest, three stars, New Rochelle (N.Y.)
  4. AJ Turner, three stars, Centreville (Va.)
  5. Deltron Sands, three stars, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.)
  6. Olamide Zaccheaus, three stars, St. Joseph's (Pa.)
  7. Raekwon Gray, unrated, Urbana (Md.)

Wide receivers:

  1. Jalen Christian, four stars, Damascus (Md.)
  2. Jabari Greenwood, three stars, Gonzaga (D.C.)
  3. JJ Arcega-Whiteside, three stars, Dorman (S.C.)
  4. Scott Washington, three stars, St. John's (D.C.)
  5. JF Thomas, three stars, South Oak Cliff (Texas)
  6. Devin Phelps, unrated, St. Frances Academy (Md.)
  7. Darryl Turner, unrated, DeMatha (Md.)
  8. Elisha Sewell, unrated, Middletown (Del.)
  9. Freddie Simmons, unrated, Bethlehem Catholic (Penn.)

Tight ends:

  1. Tyler Green, four stars, DeMatha (Md.)
  2. Trevor Brown, unrated, Wise (Md.)
  3. DeAndre Kelly, unrated, DeMatha (Md.)
  4. Damonte Scott-Terrell, unrated, Wise (Md.)

Offensive tackles:

  1. Matthew Burrell, four stars, C.D. Hylton (Va.)
  2. Isaiah Prince, four stars, Eleanor Roosevelt (Md.)
  3. Grant Newsome, four stars, Lawrenceville School (Va.)
  4. Brandon Knight, three stars, Noblesville (Ind.)
  5. Blake Camper, unrated, Frank W. Cox (Va.)
  6. Will McClain, unrated, Middletown (Md.)

Offensive guards:

  1. E.J. Donahue, four stars, Linganore (Md.) -- committed 10/26/13
  2. Quarvez Boulware, four stars, Friendship Academy (D.C.)
  3. Ellis McKennie, three stars, McDonogh (Md.)
  4. Tommy Hatton, three stars, St. Joseph Regional (N.J.)
  5. Travis Kendle, unrated, Williamsport (Md.)
  6. Shamar Hardin, unrated, Eastern Christian (Md.)

Defensive ends:

  1. Jamie Gordinier, three stars, Red Bank Catholic (N.J.)
  2. Larry Jefferson, three stars, Bannker (Ga.)
  3. Eric Assoua, three stars, St. John's (D.C.)
  4. Jake Pickard, three stars, Millburn (N.J.)
  5. Mbi Tanyi, unrated, Bush (Texas)
  6. Austrian Robinson, unrated, Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.)

Defensive tackles:

  1. Christian Wilkins, four stars, Suffield Academy (Ct.)
  2. Chance Hall, three stars, Northside (Va.)
  3. Aaron Crawford, three stars, Stone Bridge (Va.)
  4. Deonte Reynolds, three stars, Contra Costa College (Calif.)
  5. Anthony Fotu, three stars, Laney College (Calif.)
  6. Ulric Jones, unrated, Butler CC (Kan.)
  7. Clay Kemp, unrated, St. John Vianney Regional (N.J.)
  8. Neville Gallimore, unrated, Canada Prep Football Academy (Ont.)
  9. Wesley Annan, unrated, Lake Forest Academy (Ill.)
  10. Knikeem Lewis, unrated, St. Joseph (N.J.)
  11. Tristan Nevotne, unrated, Hinsdale Central (Ill.)
  12. David Ryslik, unrated, Peddie School (N.J.)
  13. Jay Gilchrist, unrated, Wise (Md.)
  14. Julius Combes, unrated, DeMatha (Md.)
  15. Antoine McCray, unrated, Forestville (Md).

Outside linebackers:

  1. Joe Giles-Harris, three stars, St. Joseph Regional (N.J.)
  2. Kareem McDonald, two stars, Wilson (D.C.)
  3. Drew Yarborough, unrated, Thomas Johnson (Md.)
  4. Anthony Malaguti, unrated, Don Bosco Prep (N.J.)
  5. R.J. Edwards, unrated, St. Joseph Regional (N.J.)

Inside linebackers:

  1. Wyatt Cook, three stars, McDonogh School (Md.)
  2. Gus Little, three stars, Massaponax (Va.)


  1. Kareem Gibson, four stars, Greater Johnstown (Pa.)
  2. Ashton White, three stars, Bishop McNamara (Md.)
  3. Kareem Ali, three stars, Timber Creek (N.J.)
  4. Dionte Austin, three stars, Calvert Hall College (Md.)
  5. Micah Abernathy, three stars, Greater Atlanta Christian (Ga.)
  6. Darnell Savage, three stars, Caravel Academy (Del.)
  7. Roger Richardson, unrated, Good Counsel (Md.)
  8. Micah Keels, unrated, Calvert Hall College (Md.)
  9. Kobe Marfo, unrated, Hayfield (Va.)
  10. Will Lockett, unrated, Manvel (Texas)
  11. JaTwan Jones, unrated, Meade Senior (Md.)
  12. John Robinson, unrated, Dwight Morrow (N.J.)


  1. Jay Stocker, three stars, Coatesville Area (Pa.)
  2. Myles Hartsfield, three stars, Sayreville War Memorial (N.J.)
  3. Ayron Monroe, three stars, St. John's College (D.C.)
  4. Jameel Cook, three stars, Ridge Point (Texas)


  1. Dontae Strickland, three stars, South Brunswick (N.J.)