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Maryland recruiting roundup: Esa Ahmad, Kai Locksley, Haskins visiting College Park

Three blue-chip prospects visit College Park, and new offers in football and basketball as well.

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Andrew talked about this in his great roundup this past weekend, but it looks like all worries on the Trayvon Reed/Michal Cekovsky front can melt away -- sources told us Cekovsky will be coming to College Park and Reed will likely qualify to play this upcoming season.

Also mentioned in Andrew's roundup, but worth mentioning again here: Maryland has offered YouTube sensation Noah Blackwell, a two-star 2015 point guard out of Roseville (Calif.) with crazy handles and offers from Long Beach State, Loyola Marymount and Oregon State.

Four-star 2015 power forward Esa Ahmad, who recently picked up an offer from Ohio State, is set to visit College Park Friday.

Highly touted 2015 big man Georgios Papagiannis will take an official visit to Maryland, IMS is reporting.


First things first, four-star Damascus athlete Jalen Christian will make his commitment announcement at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at his high school, choosing between South Carolina, Maryland, Kentucky, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

Christian is rumored to be favoring South Carolina and is widely expected to pledge to the Gamecocks., who recently picked up a commitment from four-star quarterback Lorenzo Nunez. Maryland is solidly in the running right behind.

New offers from the Terps:

  • Three-star Texas safety P.J. Locke, who has offers from Baylor, Georgia, Arizona State, Notre Dame, Oregon and Stanford, among others.
  • Illinois defensive tackle Wesley Annan, who has offers from Ball State, Central Michigan, Syracuse, Toledo and Western Michigan.
  • Three-star Illinois defensive end Micah Dew-Treadway, who has offers from Indiana, Mississippi State, Virginia and Wisconsin, among others.
  • Four-star California wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown, who has offers from Notre Dame, Stanford, USC and UCLA, among others.
  • Three-star Tampa wide receiver Auden Tate, who has offers from Florida, South Carolina, Clemson, Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State, among others.
  • Three-star Massachusetts tight end Chris Garrison, who has offers from Boston College, Connecticut, UMass and New Hampshire
  • 2016 Gilman offensive tackle Stephen Spanellis, who has an offer from Michigan State.
  • 2016 four-star Ohio athlete Brendan Ferns, who has offers from Kentucky, Minnesota, NC State, Virginia and West Virginia, among others.

Hatchling Huddle

Maryland target Ayron Monroe committed to Penn State, taking the Terps' probable top safety prospect off their board. That leaves Jameel Cook (whom we have talked to) as probably the main guy at the position.

Four-star quarterback Kai Locksley tweeted he's visiting College Park Thursday.

Blue-chip 2016 Bullis quarterback Dwayne Haskins visited College Park. Haskins also picked up an offer from Wisconsin this week.

Three-star DeMatha athlete Tyler Green picked up an offer from Virginia.

Virginia Beach offensive tackle Blake Camper picked up offers from Miami and NC State.

Three-star Bishop McNamara cornerback Ashton White picked up an offer from Iowa.

2015 Big Board (Basketball):

Point guards:

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

Shooting guards:

  1. Josh Reaves, four stars, Paul VI Catholic (Va.)
  2. 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. Diamond Stone, five stars, Dominican (Wis.)
  2. Georgios Papagiannis, four stars, Westtown (Penn.)

2015 Big Board (Football):


  1. Kai Locksley, four stars, Gilman (Md.)
  2. David Sills, three stars, Eastern Christian (Md.)
  3. Jonathan Giles, three stars, Elkins (Texas)
  4. Brandon Battle, three stars, North Point (Md.)
  5. Nick Marsilio, unrated, Bishop McDevitt (Penn.)
  6. Ryan Adzima, unrated, Wallington (N.J.)

Running backs:

  1. Bryce Love, four stars, Wake Forest-Rolesville (N.C.)
  2. Deshawn McClease, three stars, Oscar Smith (Va.)
  3. Levante Bellamy, three stars, Brebeuf Jesuit (Ind.)
  4. Jonathan Forrest, three stars, New Rochelle (N.Y.)
  5. AJ Turner, three stars, Centreville (Va.)
  6. Deltron Sands, three stars, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.)
  7. Olamide Zaccheaus, three stars, St. Joseph's (Penn.)

Wide receivers:

  1. Jalen Christian, four stars, Damascus (Md.)
  2. JJ Arcega-Whiteside, three stars, Dorman (S.C.)
  3. D.J. Moore, three stars, Imhotep Institute (Penn.)
  4. Scott Washington, three stars, St. John's (D.C.)
  5. Kalif Jackson, three stars, Duncan U. Fletcher (Fla.)
  6. David Gardner, unrated, Atlantic Coast (Fla.)
  7. Devin Phelps, unrated, St. Frances Academy (Md.)
  8. Darryl Turner, unrated, DeMatha (Md.)
  9. Elisha Sewell, unrated, Middletown (Del.)
  10. Freddie Simmons, unrated, Bethlehem Catholic (Penn.)

Tight ends:

  1. Amir Ealey, three stars, Coatesville Area (Penn.)
  2. Chris Cunningham, three stars, Atlantic Coast (Fla.)
  3. Chris Garrison, three stars, Lawrence Academy (Mass.)
  4. Trevor Brown, unrated, Wise (Md.)
  5. DeAndre Kelly, unrated, DeMatha (Md.)

Offensive tackles:

  1. Matthew Burrell, four stars, C.D. Hylton (Va.)
  2. Isaiah Prince, four stars, Eleanor Roosevelt (Md.)
  3. Tyler Higby, three stars, The Kinkaid School (Texas)
  4. Tony Pilato, three stars, Hempfield Area (Penn.)
  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. Tommy Hatton, three stars, St. Joseph Regional (N.J.)
  4. Ellis McKennie, three stars, McDonogh (Md.)

Defensive ends:

  1. Larry Jefferson, three stars, Itawamba CC (Miss.)
  2. Ulric Jones, three stars, Butler CC (Kan.)
  3. Jamie Gordinier, three stars, Red Bank Catholic (N.J.)
  4. Eric Assoua, three stars, St. John's (D.C.)
  5. Jake Pickard, three stars, Millburn (N.J.)
  6. Mbi Tanyi, unrated, Bush (Texas)
  7. Austrian Robinson, unrated, Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.)
  8. Cody Banks, unrated, Douglas S. Freeman (Va.)

Defensive tackles:

  1. Deonte Reynolds, three stars, Contra Costa College (Calif.)
  2. Aaron Crawford, three stars, Stone Bridge (Va.)
  3. Anthony Fotu, three stars, Laney College (Calif.)
  4. Neville Gallimore, unrated, Canada Prep Football Academy (Ont.)
  5. Wesley Annan, unrated, Lake Forest Academy (Ill.)
  6. Clay Kemp, unrated, St. John Vianney Regional (N.J.)
  7. David Ryslik, unrated, Peddie School (N.J.)

Outside linebackers:

  1. Tremaine Edmunds, three stars, Dan River (Va.)
  2. Joe Giles-Harris, three stars, St. Joseph Regional (N.J.)
  3. Kareem McDonald, two stars, Wilson (D.C.)
  4. Brett Zanotto, unrated, Franklin Regional (Penn.)

Inside linebackers:

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


  1. Tyler Green, four stars, DeMatha (Md.)
  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. Darnell Savage, three stars, Caravel Academy (Del.)
  6. Will Lockett, three stars, Manvel (Texas)
  7. Kareem Gibson, three stars, Greater Johnstown (Penn.)
  8. Chris Barr, three stars, Trinity Christian Academy (Fla.)
  9. Juwuan Briscoe, unrated, Thomas Stone (Md.)
  10. Domenique Williams, unrated, West Mecklenburg (N.C.)
  11. Kobe Marfo, unrated, Hayfield (Va.)
  12. JaTwan Jones, unrated, Meade Senior (Md.)
  13. John Robinson, unrated, Dwight Morrow (N.J.)


  1. Jay Stocker, three stars, Coatesville Area (Penn.)
  2. Myles Hartsfield, three stars, Sayreville War Memorial (N.J.)
  3. Jameel Cook, three stars, Ridge Point (Texas)


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