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Maryland recruiting roundup: Kai Locksley to commit at high school season opener

Tons of new offers are out from the Terps -- we've got full recruiting coverage right here.

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Four-star power forward Esa Ahmad picked up an offer from Ohio State. This is really bad news for the Terps, who seemed to be in good position with the blue-chip Cleveland product who was rumored to be waiting on the big in-state offer.

Maryland offered four-star shooting guard Austin Grandstaff, who promptly committed to Ohio State.

The Terps also finally offered 2016 four-star Paul VI shooting guard Curtis Jones, who has visited College Park many times.

Three-star point guard Justin Robinson was offered by UNLV.


Four-star quarterback Kai Locksley will make his collegiate choice during the opening game of his senior season (which MaxPreps has as August 30), and says Florida State, Auburn and Maryland will make the cut to his final list.

New offers extended by the Terps (class of 2015 unless otherwise noted):

  • Four-star 2016 Pennsylvania quarterback Brandon McIlwain, who has offers from Penn State, Auburn, Ohio State, Florida and South Carolina, among others.
  • Three-star Philadelphia wide receiver D.J. Moore, who holds offers from Duke and Virginia, among others.
  • Three-star Jacksonville cornerback Chris Barr, who holds offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, UCF and South Florida, among others.
  • Three-star Houston offensive tackle Tyler Higby, who holds offers from LSU, Miami, Oklahoma State, TCU and Wake Forest, among others.
  • Three-star Tallahassee wide receiver Christian Philpott, who holds offers from Miami, Penn State, Texas Tech and UCF, among others.
  • 2016 Baton Rouge wide receiver Drake Davis, who holds offers from Alabama, Miami, Virginia and Virginia Tech, among others.
  • Pennsylvania outside linebacker Brett Zanotto, who holds offers from Toledo and UMass.
  • Three-star Texas cornerback Josh Butler, who holds offers from Miami, Baylor, Clemson, Notre Dame, Tennessee, UCLA, Michigan State and Boise State, among others.
  • Three-star Pennsylvania tight end Amir Ealey, who holds offers from Cincinnati, Rutgers, Syracuse, Virginia and West Virginia, among others.
  • Three-star Texas wide receiver Akile Davis, who holds offers from Indiana and North Texas.
  • 2016 DeMatha running back Lorenzo Harrison, who holds offers from Virginia, Hawaii and Old Dominion.
  • Three-star Florida defensive end Marques Ford, who holds offers from Miami, Rutgers, South Florida, Clemson, Nebraska, Tennessee and Wisconsin, among others.

Hatchling Huddle

Three-star quarterback Nick Johns committed to local rival Virginia, leaving the Terps very light on quarterback targets. We list just five signal-callers on the Terps' big board, but only three have offers and one of them (David Sills) is committed elsewhere.

Four-star quarterback Brady White, who received a Maryland offer a while back, committed to Arizona State.

Three-star Bullis School defensive end Jonathan Holland, who was reportedly not even being recruited by the Terps, committed to Penn State.

Three-star cornerback Ashton White picked up offers from Illinois and West Virginia.

Three-star wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside picked up an offer from Georgia Tech.

Three-star cornerback Dionte Austin picked up an offer from Duke.

We've completely revamped the Big Boards, updating them to make sure they're as accurate as possible.

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Clay Kemp, unrated, St. John Vianney Regional (N.J.)
  6. 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. 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.)