Maryland's first Junior Day of the 2016 recruiting cycle took place Saturday despite inclement weather in the area, and the early reports from Twitter are positive. We've rounded up pictures and reactions from prospects who were there below.
Four-star Bullis quarterback Dwayne Haskins and three-star Landon linebacker Keith Simms were among the most noteworthy visitors. Maryland is battling a number of national and regional powers for Haskins (including Ohio State, LSU and Penn State), while Stanford is the main competition for Simms.
Simms brought Landon teammates Jake Wright and Mark Ebo on the visit.
THE MOVEMENT‼️ pic.twitter.com/AYlISc0g3u— keith (@basedkeith) February 21, 2015
Haskins' Bullis teammate Zack Hawkins, a 6'2, 185-pound wide receiver, was also in College Park.
Four-star Rutgers and Ohio State quarterback target Jarrett Guarantano, who seems poised for inter-division battles with Haskins no matter where they end up, was not in College Park but chimed in just the same.
Feel like every D1 football player from Jersey was at Maryland Junior Day— Jarrett Guarantano (@Guarantano18) February 21, 2015
New Jersey wide receiver Gene Coleman was one of a number of Bergen Catholic prospects in College Park. He holds an offer from Syracuse. Defensive end Sal Mauro and cornerback Emmanuel Appiah also made the trip.
Another New Jersey prospect stopped by -- 6'5, 280-pound Middletown offensive tackle Thomas Lopez.
I had a fun visit at Maryland today #Terps— Thomas Lopez (@Tlopez732) February 21, 2015
Three-star New Jersey linebacker Solomon Manning:
St. John's College (D.C.) defensive tackle Savohn Hunt stands at 6'0 and 290 pounds, and claims an offer from St. Francis (PA).
New Jersey wide receiver KJ Gray holds offers from Connecticut and Rutgers.
Had a blast in College Park pic.twitter.com/j6BEvzdJEf— numba5⃣ (@CampaignKJG_5) February 21, 2015
Walter Johnson quarterback Kedar Rollins was in attendance.
Two-star Don Bosco (N.J.) defensive end Brandon Simon, who has an offer from Army.
St. Joseph Regional (N.J.) defensive tackle Ibn Foster.
Maryland visit was Great ! ⚫️— Ibbb6⃣6⃣ (@IbnFoster62) February 21, 2015
Three-star Bishop O'Connell (Va.) offensive tackle Jay Jay McCargo, who has offers from Clemson, Tennessee, Auburn, North Carolina and Penn State, among others.
I had a great time at the University of Maryland's Junior Day today!— Jay Jay McCargo (@jjmccargo72) February 22, 2015
Two-star Don Bosco (N.J.) linebacker prospect Julian Conover was there as well.
One younger player made the trip as well -- De Paul Catholic (N.J.) quarterback Shelton Applewhite, a rising sophomore in high school.