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Maryland recruiting roundup: Michal Cekovsky officially signs with Terps

Some big-time visitors in College Park and notable names keeping the Terps on their lists.

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Lost in the hullabaloo surrounding Richaud Pack committing to Maryland and Charles Mitchell transferring out was a third roster move announced in the very same press release -- Slovakian big man Michal Cekovsky has officially signed with Maryland.

Cardinal Newman (Fla.) power forward John Collins picked up an offer from Georgia Tech.


Maryland finally received their second commitment in the Class of 2015, as Florida running back Deltron Sands pledged to the Terps.

That wasn't all in running back news for Maryland this week -- three-star Oscar Smith (Va.) running back DeShawn McClease visited College Park, and it appears to have gone well ($).

By the look of his Twitter account, 2016 four-star athlete Trevon Diggs may have been on campus as well.

Three-star Paul VI (N.J.) wide receiver Irvin Charles announced his top seven on Twitter, with Maryland making the cut along with Penn State, Louisville, Florida, Michigan State, South Carolina and Miami.

Remember Mirko Jurkovic, the three-star offensive tackle out of Indiana transferring to IMG Academy in Florida who Maryland offered last week? He's apparently pretty high on the Terps, as 247sports's Luke Stampini reports Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri and South Carolina are currently standing out for the prospect.

Maryland (and Ohio State) are reportedly still going after ($) three-star First Coast (Fla.) wide receiver Tristan Payton, despite his commitment to Florida.

Three-star Timber Creek (N.J.) cornerback Kareem Ali will visit Maryland again, per Rivals's Ryan Snyder ($).

Hatchling Huddle

Maryland is holding a camp this weekend -- three-star Wilson (D.C.) OLB Kareem McDonald will be there, as will 2016 Imhotep (Penn.) athlete Terrill Gillette, Choate Rosemary Hall (Conn.) athlete William Harris and 2016 Friendship Collegiate (D.C.) defensive tackle Taro Lipscomb. McDonald recently got bumped to three stars and could finally get the Maryland offer he's been looking for. He's a hard-worker at a position of need with significant connections in the area, and could help continue the Terps' recently found momentum in the Class of 2015.

Speaking of outside linebacker, one of Maryland's top targets at the position will reportedly be visiting College Park this summer ($). That would be three-star St. Joseph Regional (N.J.) prospect Joe Giles-Harris, who holds offers from Iowa, Boston College, Illinois, Rutgers and Virginia, among others.

Four-star Eleanor Roosevelt (Md.) offensive tackle Isaiah Prince picked up offers from Alabama and Louisville and was visited by Georgia.

Three-star Bishop McNamara (Md.) cornerback Ashton White picked up an offer from Virginia.

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. David Pindell, unrated, Oakland Mills (Md.)
  7. Ryan Adzima, unrated, Wallington (N.J.)

Running backs:

  1. Deltron Sands, three stars, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) -- committed 5/23/14
  2. Deshawn McClease, three stars, Oscar Smith (Va.)
  3. Jonathan Forrest, three stars, New Rochelle (N.Y.)
  4. AJ Turner, three stars, Centreville (Va.)

Wide receivers:

  1. Irvin Charles, three stars, Paul VI (N.J.)
  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. James Proche, three stars, Prime Prep Academy (Fla.)
  7. Jahrvis Davenport, three stars, Robinson (Fla.)
  8. David Gardner, unrated, Atlantic Coast (Fla.)
  9. Kelvin McKnight, unrated, Manatee (Fla.)
  10. Devin Phelps, unrated, St. Frances Academy (Md.)
  11. Elisha Sewell, unrated, Middletown (Del.)
  12. Freddie Simmons, unrated, Bethlehem Catholic (Penn.)

Tight ends:

  1. Chris Cunningham, three stars, Atlantic Coast (Fla.)
  2. Chris Garrison, three stars, Lawrence Academy (Mass.)
  3. Trevor Brown, unrated, Wise (Md.)
  4. 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. Mirko Jurkovic, three stars, IMG Academy (Fla.)
  5. Tony Pilato, three stars, Hempfield Area (Penn.)
  6. Blake Camper, unrated, Frank W. Cox (Va.)
  7. 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. Micah Dew-Treadway, three stars, Bolingbrook (Ill.)
  5. Amir Ealey, three stars, Coatesville Area (Penn.)
  6. Eric Assoua, three stars, St. John's (D.C.)
  7. Jake Pickard, three stars, Millburn (N.J.)
  8. Mbi Tanyi, unrated, Bush (Texas)
  9. Austrian Robinson, unrated, Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.)
  10. Cody Banks, unrated, Douglas S. Freeman (Va.)

Defensive tackles:

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

Outside linebackers:

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

Inside linebackers:

  1. Wyatt Cook, three stars, McDonogh School (Md.)
  2. Malachi Felder, three stars, Eastern Christian (Md.)
  3. 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.)