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Maryland recruiting roundup: Edsall and company extend nine new offers

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The Terrapins extended nine new scholarship offers, Potomac (MD) safety Gregory Ross delays commitment.

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Head football coach Randy Edsall and his staff spent this past week on a recruiting mission - nine scholarships were extended. The timing of the offers makes sense, as the NFL draft dominated ESPN this past week and weekend. Having the chance to show a recruit that professional aspirations can come true at the University of Maryland could pay off for Edsall, as former Terps Stefon Diggs and Darius Kilgo heard their names called this past weekend. Matt RobinsonDeon Long and Cole Farrand all inked UDFA deals over the course of the weekend. Andre Monroe has been invited to try out for the Ravens at their minicamp, and Yannick Cudjoe-Virgil has signed with the Tennessee Titans.

Potomac (MD) safety Gregory Ross delayed his commitment announcement on April 26th. Ross was planning on announcing on May 2nd, but decided to push the announcement back to a date to be determined. His crystal ball reads 100% for North Carolina, albeit with only two picks. The Tar Heels have been listed as the favorite ever since offering the prospect in March. This past week, Ross received offers from Rutgers, Marshall, Indiana and Syracuse.

Now, let's take a look at who received the new offers this week.

New Offers: (All ratings according to the 247sports Composite)

  • 2016 Chaminade Julienne (OH) defensive tackle Jeffery Pooler. At 6'4, 272 pounds,Pooler possesses a great frame for the position at only 17 years of age. Pooler is a three-star prospect, and holds offers from Air Force, Bowling Green, Connecticut, Cornell, Toledo and Western Michigan.

  • 2016 Episcopal (VA) offensive tackle Jesse Meyler. The 6'5, 280-pound junior is the 41st-ranked player in Virginia. The prospect holds 12 offers, including Connecticut, East Carolina, James Madison, Northwestern and Wisconsin.

  • 2017 Bullis School (MD) safety Damani Neal. The 5'11, 185-pound prospect holds three offers in total including Stanford, Rutgers and Maryland.

  • 2017 Stafford (TX) wide receiver Hezekiah Jones. The 6'0, 185-pounder is the 11th-ranked player in the state of Texas and holds 11 offers ranging from Texas A&M, Florida, Baylor, Michigan and TCU.

  • 2017 Stephens City (VA) Sherando linebacker Dylan Rivers. The 6'2, 210-pound linebacker is the 12th-ranked outside linebacker in the class of 2017, and the sixth-ranked player in the state of Virginia. The prospect holds eight offers total, including Vanderbilt, Penn State, Old Dominion, NC State and Arizona.

  • 2016 Northwestern cornerback commit Roderick Campbell. The 5'11, 180-pound cornerback committed to the Wildcats on April 28th.

  • 2016 Dublin (OH) linebacker Griffin Grady. The 6'2, 205-pound linebacker holds 9 offers including offers from Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky and Northwestern.

  • 2017 Wilmington (DE) Concord inside linebacker Avery Roberts. Roberts stands at 6'1, 215 pounds and holds 13 offers. The prospect is the first-ranked player in the state of Delaware and the fifth-ranked inside linebacker in the class of 2017.

  • 2017 Fremont (OH) Fremont Ross Athlete Craig Yeast. The four-star recruit ranks as the 29th-ranked wide receiver in the class of 2017 and the 11th-ranked player in Ohio.

Other Notes:

  • Fredericksburg (VA) Riverbend offensive tackle Zach Adams received offers from Marshall and Old Dominion. The 6'7, 310-tackle holds five offers, and is labeled as a Virginia lean per his 247sports page.

  • 2017 Dematha Catholic five-star running back Anthony McFarland received offers from Baylor and Alabama. The prospect holds 18 offers. Florida State is the leader in his crystal ball with 100% of the picks.

  • Florida State visited visted Imhotep Charter (Penn) per Adam Friedman of Rivals. Florida State is one of 13 schools that made the cut for star tight end Naseir Upshur.

  • 2018 Woodbridge (VA) C.D. Hylton running back Ricky Slade received offers from Pittsburgh,Western Michigan, Miami (FL) and Boston College. Slade, who visited Maryland in March, has 15 offers.

  • 2016 ArchBishop Carroll offensive guard Richard Merritt visited Maryland on Monday April, 27th. Merritt, who makes some college linemen seem small at 6'5, 345 pounds, has Maryland rated high on his board, but Florida State appears to be the favorite right now per 247sports with 75% of his crystal ball picks to the Seminoles.

  • New Canaan (CT) St. Luke's School 2016 linebacker Jacob Morgenstern received his 15th offer from Illinois.

  • 2016 Carmel Catholic (IL) tight end Noah Turner earned an offer from Purdue.

  • 2016 Atlee (VA) athlete JJ Givens received an offer from Penn State.

  • Alief Elsik (TX) 2016 safety, cornerback Chris Brown received an offer from Rice.

  • 2016 Dublin Coffman (OH) offensive tackle Alex Gellerstedt received an offer from Virginia. The6'7, 270-pound lineman received a Maryland offer on April 21st. The prospect holds 11 offers so far.

  • 2016 Carmel (IN) linebacker Noah Burks received an offer from Minnesota.