Maryland has recently started an offensive line renaissance, of sorts, in their recruiting efforts. After years of struggles in the trenches, the Terps have been able to land top-tier local talent like Damian Prince and Derwin Gray in recent years, and are looking to continue this success with four-star D.C. guard Quarvez Boulware.
Testudo Times was able to catch up with Boulware at this past weekend's D.C. Nike Camp, before the Friendship Collegiate (D.C.) lineman put on a display and was named one of the five best offensive linemen at the event.
The rising senior named a top six of Wake Forest, UNC, Maryland, Auburn, Penn State and Florida State, and talked extensively about the Demon Deacons.
"When you get out there it's just a big, big home feeling," he said. "You feel like you're at home, it's just a lot of love."
Boulware said Maryland's coaches are pushing the local angle, but it's not having the same overwhelming impact that it does on some other local players.
"They're really enforcing the "stay home" movement, so they want everybody to stay home," he said. "It does [affect me] a little bit, but in the end you have to go off what you feel."
Boulware said he planned on visiting College Park this week, with further unofficial visits to Wake Forest, Auburn and Alabama. He's planning on committing either during his senior season or after, and said the only three official visits he knows he's taking for certain are Wake Forest, Auburn and Florida State.