clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Maryland recruiting roundup: New offer, new commit, Terps make top-5 for Kumah

With multiple linebacker targets committing elsewhere, the red carpet has been laid out for Landon (Md.) linebacker Keith Simms.

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

The 2016 recruiting class gained its newest member in the form of Camp Hill, Pa. (Cedar Cliff) safety Mike Viti. The 6’0, 170-pound safety committed this weekend at the University of Maryland football camp. Viti is unranked according to

The Maryland Terrapin football program saw four targets pledge elsewhere, including a local linebacker Here is a rundown of all the prospects who were on the Terrapin radar who pledged to different programs.

Washington, D.C. (Gonzaga) linebacker Kyle Taylor verbally pledged to the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Carmel (Ind.) linebacker Noah Burks committed to Wisconsin over the weekend. Burks was offered by Wisconsin on April 19 and visited Madison the same day. Burks informed me that the decision came down between Wisconsin, Maryland and Minnesota. With the Terps losing out on Taylor and Burks, the door is wide open for Landon School standout Keith Simms.

Mechanicsville, Va. (Atlee) athlete JJ Givens verbally committed to South Carolina. Maryland positioned itself fairly well for the 47th-ranked safety -- per 247Sports -- but the Gamecocks proved to be too much to overcome late in his recruitment.

Warren, Ohio (Howland) strongside defensive end Tommy Carnifax verbally committed to Northwestern on June 12. The Terps were in play for his services, but the Wildcats and Duke Blue Devils were the leaders towards the end of his recruitment.

New Offer: (All Ratings according to the 247Sports Composite): Suwanne, GA (Peachtree Ridge) cornerback Baylen Buchanan. Buchanan is labeled as the 58th-ranked cornerback and the 63rd-ranked player in Georgia. The 5’11, 170-pound corner holds 19 offers.

Other News:

  • 2016 Woodbridge, Va. (Forest Park) wide receiver Eric Kumah recently released his top-5 list of schools. Virginia Tech, Miami (FL), Kentucky, North Carolina State and Maryland made the cut. The 6'3, 205-pound receiver is the 16th-ranked player in Virginia.

  • 2017 Central Catholic (Pa.) linebacker David Adams received offers from Nebraska and Virginia Tech.

  • Houston, Texas (St. Thomas) wide receiver Jhamon Ausbon received an offer from Oklahoma State. The 6'3, 206-pound receiver also received an offer from Texas A&M on June 7th.

  • Imhotep Institute (Pa.) offensive guard Johncarlo Valentin visited Virginia Tech this past Sunday.

  • McDonogh School (Md.) wide receiver, cornerback Eric Burrell visited Boston College, Syracuse and Rutgers late last week. Burrell's crystal ball is in favor of the Duke Blue Devils, with the last seven picks going to the ACC foe. Burrell announced he will be taking official visits to Iowa, Wisconsin and Nebraska in September.

  • Melbourne, FL (Viera) wide receiver Tre Nixon announced his upcoming unofficial visit schedule. The 43rd-ranked receiver in the class of 2016 visited Texas on Saturday, Texas A&M on Sunday and will visit Tennessee on June 16 and Oregon on June 20.

  • Bethesda, Md. (Landon School) linebacker Keith Simms visited Maryland this past weekend. The 6'3, 220-pound linebacker is the 15th-ranked player in Maryland for the class of 2016, and is a prime target for Dwayne Haskins' personal big board.

  • Charlotte, N.C. (Indepence) defensive tackle Christian Colon received an offer from Kentucky. The massive 6'3, 325-pound lineman received the offer while visiting Kentucky for an unofficial visit. The three-star prospect plans on announcing his commitment November 6.

  • Englewood, N.J. (Pope John XXIII) 2017 defensive tackle Dalyn Wade-Perry received an offer from South Carolina.