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Maryland recruiting roundup: Three-star CB Kareem Ali set to announce decision Thursday

Maryland also makes the cut for Kai Locksley and Auden Tate, and plenty of new offers are out.

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Maryland picked up three commitments this weekend -- three-star defensive tackle Keiron Howard, three-star athlete Ty Johnson and quarterback Gage Shaffer. We'll have more on the three of them later this week, but Johnson earned three-star status shortly after his commitment, ranking as the 26th-best player in the state of Maryland.

Three/four-star cornerback Kareem Ali, who has been absolutely blowing up the camp circuit, visited Maryland and announced he will be making his decision Thursday. This bodes extremely well for the Terps -- both due to the timing of the visit and because he will no longer be visiting Louisville (update: he will). Ali will be choosing between the Terps, Pittsburgh, Lousville and Rutgers, but also holds offers from Florida, Michigan State and Penn State, among others.

Four-star Gilman (Md.) quarterback Kai Locksley released his top six schools, with Maryland making the cut. Joining the Terps are Auburn, Virginia Tech, Texas, Oregon and Florida State.

Four-star Wharton (Fla.) wide receiver Auden Tate released his top 10 schools, with Maryland making the cut there as well. Michigan, Georgia, Florida State, Florida, Ohio State, Miami, Missouri, South Carolina and Clemson are also still under consideration.

The Terps offered three-star Calvert Hall College (Md.) wide receiver Lawrence Cager, who holds offers from Rutgers and Wake Forest and has interest from Oklahoma State, Michigan State and Ohio State.

Maryland has also offered three-star Good Counsel (Md.) defensive end Darius Fullwood, who holds offers from Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Alabama, Florida State and Miami, among others.

St. Stephen's & St. Agnes (D.C.) outside linebacker Isaiah Davis, the younger brother of starting Maryland safety Sean Davis, visited College Park for camp and picked up an offer. He also picked up offers from camps at Boston College and Virginia Tech.

Three-star Bolingbrook (Ill.) defensive end Micah Dew-Treadway visited College Park.

Three-star DeMatha (Md.) safety/cornerback Tyler Green committed to Ohio State, continuing Maryland's drought with prospects at the local powerhouse.

Three-star St. Joseph Regional (N.J.) outside linebacker Joe Giles-Harris committed to Duke.

Three-star Wilson (D.C.) outside linebacker Kareem McDonald committed to Old Dominion.

Palmyra (N.J.) 2016 wide receiver Kelvin Harrison attended this weekend's camp, as did Hillside (N.C.) cornerback Gerald Wilkes, Red Bank Catholic (N.J.) 2016 QB Eddie Hahn and Gilman (Md.) 2016 four-star DT Ellison Jordan.

Three-star Sayreville War Memorial (N.J.) athlete Myles Hartsfield committed to Penn State.

Three-star South Brunswick (N.J.) athlete Dontae Strickland committed to Syracuse.

Four-star Rancho Verde (Calif.) quarterback Sheriron Jones committed to Florida.

Josh Teachey, a cornerback out of Maurice J. McDonough (Md.) who was a potential backup option if the Terps missed on some of their primary targets at the position, committed to Toledo.

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, Oak Hill (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. Gage Shaffer, unrated, Frankfort (Wv.) -- committed 6/7/14
  2. Kai Locksley, four stars, Gilman (Md.)
  3. David Sills, three stars, Eastern Christian (Md.)
  4. Jonathan Giles, three stars, Elkins (Texas)
  5. Brandon Battle, three stars, North Point (Md.)
  6. Elijah Robinson, three stars, Montclair (N.J.)
  7. Nick Marsilio, unrated, Bishop McDevitt (Penn.)
  8. David Pindell, unrated, Oakland Mills (Md.)
  9. 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. Javarius Davis, three stars, Ed White (Fla.)
  4. Jonathan Forrest, three stars, New Rochelle (N.Y.)
  5. AJ Turner, three stars, Centreville (Va.)
  6. Kesean Strong, unrated, Potomac (Md.)

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. Lawrence Cager, three stars, Calvert Hall College (Md.)
  8. Jahrvis Davenport, three stars, Robinson (Fla.)
  9. David Gardner, unrated, Atlantic Coast (Fla.)
  10. Kelvin McKnight, unrated, Manatee (Fla.)
  11. Devin Phelps, unrated, St. Frances Academy (Md.)
  12. Elisha Sewell, unrated, Middletown (Del.)
  13. 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. Ellis McKennie, three stars, McDonogh (Md.) -- committed 5/28/14
  3. Quarvez Boulware, four stars, Friendship Academy (D.C.)
  4. Tommy Hatton, three stars, St. Joseph Regional (N.J.)

Defensive ends:

  1. Darius Fullwood, three stars, Good Counsel (Md.)
  2. Larry Jefferson, three stars, Itawamba CC (Miss.)
  3. Ulric Jones, three stars, Butler CC (Kan.)
  4. Jamie Gordinier, three stars, Red Bank Catholic (N.J.)
  5. Micah Dew-Treadway, three stars, Bolingbrook (Ill.)
  6. Amir Ealey, three stars, Coatesville Area (Penn.)
  7. Eric Assoua, three stars, St. John's (D.C.)
  8. Jake Pickard, three stars, Millburn (N.J.)
  9. Mbi Tanyi, unrated, Bush (Texas)
  10. Austrian Robinson, unrated, Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.)
  11. Cody Banks, unrated, Douglas S. Freeman (Va.)

Defensive tackles:

  1. Keiron Howard, three stars, Potomac (Md.) -- committed 6/8/14
  2. Neville Gallimore, four stars, Canada Prep Football Academy (Ont.)
  3. Deonte Reynolds, three stars, Contra Costa College (Calif.)
  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. 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. Ashton White, three stars, Bishop McNamara (Md.)
  2. Kareem Ali, three stars, Timber Creek (N.J.)
  3. Dionte Austin, three stars, Calvert Hall College (Md.)
  4. Darnell Savage, three stars, Caravel Academy (Del.)
  5. Will Lockett, three stars, Manvel (Texas)
  6. Kareem Gibson, three stars, Greater Johnstown (Penn.)
  7. Chris Barr, three stars, Trinity Christian Academy (Fla.)


  1. Jay Stocker, three stars, Coatesville Area (Penn.)
  2. Jameel Cook, three stars, Ridge Point (Texas)
  3. Tyson Cisrow, unrated, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.)


  1. Ty Johnson, three stars, Fort Hill (Md.) -- committed 6/8/14-