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Maryland basketball recruiting roundup: Terps dish out seven new offers

The recruiting trail is heating up as Maryland offers are tallying up.

Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Turgeon and staff offered seven players, five from the class of 2016 and two from the class of 2017, scholarships this past week. With AAU circuits in full swing, elite players are starting to get badgered with offers and Turgeon is making sure Maryland doesn't lose its recruiting momentum. Anthony Cowan is the lone commit from the class of 2016 for Maryland, but that may change soon as Turgeon's becoming more and more active in recruiting as the AAU circuits heat up.

Let's take a look at the five players who received offers this past week:

Frank Jackson, Lone Peak High School (American Fork,  Utah), Point Guard

Class of 2016

Maryland offered 6'3'' product of Pac 12 country Frank Jackson. The quick and shifty junior led Lone Peak High School in northern Utah to an 18-7 record. 247sports ranked Jackson as the top player in the state of Utah, the fourth best point guard from the class of 2016 and the 25th best player in the nation. Jackson has gotten a lot of attention thus far, already receiving offers from Arizona, Utah and Arizona State. 247sports has Jackson landing at Duke, although they have yet to offer the 180 pound guard, according to their crystal ball prediction.

Josh Jackson, Prolific Prep Academy (Napa, California), Shooting Guard

Class of 2016

Maryland joined 10 other programs in offering the talented 6'7'' winger Josh Jackson. Jackson is the consensus best recruit in the country according to 247sports, and ranks third in the class overall per ESPN. It will be tough to lure Jackson away from powerhouse schools around the country, especially because he trimmed his list of potential landing spots to nine schools and Maryland didn't make the list. Jackson transferred to Prolific Prep last season after spending his first two years in high school at Detroit Consortium. In his sophomore year at Detroit Consortium, he averaged 28 points and 14 rebounds per game according to an article from Ben Roberts.

Wenyen Gabriel, Wilbraham & Monson Academy (Wilbraham, MA), Power Forward

Class of 2016

Wenyen Gabriel earned his ninth offer when Maryland extended a scholarship yesterday. He's received offers, most notably, from UMASS, Providence, Boston College and Connecticut, who like Maryland offered Gabriel yesterday. According to 247sports crystal ball predictions, Boston College appears to be the favorite to snag Gabriel, although Maryland's offer hasn't been accounted for in those predictions yet. Gabriel is the second ranked player from the state of Massachusetts, the 27th best power forward in the class of 2016 and on the outside looking in of the top 100 in the nation, according to 247sports.

Vance Jackson, St. John Bosco (Pasadena, CA), Small Forward

Class of 2016

Another west coast target and oddly enough another recruit with the last name Jackson joins the list as Maryland offered Vance Jackson. Although it may be a challenge to draw Jackson out of California as his two favorites so far appear to be UCLA and Cal, Maryland's going after the third ranked player in the Golden State and the 28th best player in the country. Maryland and Memphis both offered Jackson on Wednesday.

Jonathan Isaac, IMG Academy (Hollywood, FL), Small Forward

Class of 2016

Maryland fans should be familiar with the Terps offering talent from Hollywood, Florida, as one of the most heralded Terps player of all time, Steve Blake, hailed from the town. Jonathan Isaac's, a 6'8'' small forward, stock is sailing, as Maryland joins the list of six schools that have offered him since April 13. While his two favorites at the moment in Florida State and Florida hint at him wanting to stay in the Sunshine State, it'd be nearly impossible to miss Maryland's recruiting improvements under Turgeon over the last few years.

Jordan Tucker, White Plains Senior High School (White Plains, NY), Small Forward

Class of 2017

Maryland added Jordan Tucker, 6'7'' small forward from southern New York, to the elite list of 2017 offers so far. Tucker, the top ranked player from the state of New York, already holds 12 offers from powerhouse schools like Syracuse, Connecticut and Arizona. Syracuse is the listed favorite for Tucker but the sophomore still has plenty of time to alter his favorites list. Arizona State followed Maryland and offered him a day after the Terps extended the offer.

D.J. Harvey, DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD), Shooting Guard

Class of 2017

One of the most touted local guards in D.J. Harvey received an offer to play for the school just five miles down the road in College Park. Harvey, a standout sophomore at DeMatha Catholic, is the top ranked player in the state of Maryland and the top ranked shooting guard in the class from the class of 2017. Harvey has gotten loads of national attention, already securing offers from Arizona, Louisville and Georgetown while drawing interest from Duke and Kentucky.