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Maryland Recruiting Roundup: New offers, Terps lose out on four more prospects

As the summer progresses and recruits pledge elsewhere, the Terps look to rebound with a strong July for the 2016 recruiting class.

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The hits keep coming for the Maryland football program, as the Terps lost on four more prospects in the class of 2016 this week. Episcopal (Va.) defensive tackle Joe Goff pledged to Navy, Forest Park (Va.) wide receiver committed to Virginia Tech, Kingswood-Oxford School (Conn.) linebacker Koby Quansah committed to Duke and Admiral Faragut Academy (Fla.) safety, running back Craig Watts committed to Wisconsin.

Kumah, the 99th-ranked receiver and 20th-ranked player in Virginia according to, chose the Hokies over Maryland, NC State and Miami (Fla.).

Goff, the 39th-ranked defensive tackle and 19th-ranked player in Virginia per 247Sports, elected to attend Navy over offers from Virginia Tech, Maryland, Virginia, Boston College and Wake Forest, among others.

Quansah, the 30th-ranked outside-linebacker and 1st-ranked player in the state of Connecticut in the class of 2016, committed to Duke over offers from Maryland, Notre Dame, Iowa and Michigan, among others. The 6'1, 212-pound linebacker narrowed his list down to 10, but committed shortly after releasing the list.

New Offers: (All ratings according to 247Sports Composite)

  • Saint Petersburg, Fla. (Admiral Farragut Academy) safety, running back Craig Watts. The 6'0, 180-pounder has an astonishing 41 offers including Alabama, Ohio State, Florida, Florida State and Wisconsin among others. Watts stands as the 16th-ranked safety and the 41st-ranked player in Florida in the class of 2016. Watts visited Wisconsin late last week and committed over the weekend.
  • Roanoke, Va. (Northside) 2016 defensive end Carlos Basham. The 6'4, 225-pound prospect stated on his Twitter page that Maryland was the seventh school to offer.
  • Plano, Texas (Plano East) wide receiver Audie Omotosho. The 6'2, 189-pound prospect is the 126th-ranked receiver in the class of 2016. Omotosho holds offers from the likes of Arkansas, Boston College, Miami (FL), Indiana, Purdue and UCLA, among many others.
  • Ridgeway, Va. (Magna Vista) safety, athlete Traveon Redd. The 5'11, 180-pound prospect in the 2016 class holds 15 offers, per his 247Sports page. The prospect ranks as the 66th-best safety in the 2016 class.
  • Oxon Hill, Md. (Oxon Hill) 2018 receiver Daniel George. The 6'2, 195-pound pass-catcher holds five offers heading into his sophomore year.

Other News:

  • Gilman (Md.) defensive tackle Ellison Jordan narrowed his list down to his top-3. Virginia Tech, Maryland and Penn State make up the list.
  • Dematha Catholic (Md.) offensive guard Terrance Davis has accepted an invitation to the Under Armour All-American fame. Davis -- the No. 2 OG in the country also received an offer from Ohio State.
  • 2017 Good Counsel linebacker Jordan Anthony received an offer from Virginia Tech.
  • Carmel Catholic (Ill.) tight end Noah Turner visited Notre Dame last week. Turner holds the Terps in high regard along with North Carolina and Louisville. North Carolina is trending on his crystal ball, but the Terps are still a contender, as Turner plans on prolonging his recruitment for as long as possible.
  • Landon School (Md.) linebacker Keith Simms visited Maryland for the second time in two weeks. Simms is one of Dwayne Haskins' key targets and could be a major coup at linebacker, as many linebackers that have been targeted by the Terps have committed elsewhere.
  • Dematha Catholic 2017 running back Anthony McFarland received an offer from Notre Dame.
  • Central Catholic (Pa.) 2017 two-way lineman Chris Thorpe received an offer from Virginia Tech.
  • Fellow Central Catholic star Rashad Wheeler recently released his top-5 schools. The list consists of Pittsburgh, Penn State, West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia -- in no particular order. The 6'3, 286-defensive tackle is labeled a Penn State lean by 247Sports.
  • Iowa Western Community College safety Jayme Thompson visited Indiana and Southern Miss last week. The former Ohio State commit plans to announce his college decision June 24.
  • West Sayville, N.Y. (Sayville) 2017 quarterback Jack Coan visited Michigan this past weekend. The Terps offered the 6'3, 190-pound prospect in May.
  • Stephens City, Va. (Sherando) linebacker Dylan Rivers visited Virginia Tech this past weekend. The 2017 linebacker holds 12 offers, per his 247Sports page.
  • Houston, TX (St.Thomas) 2017 wide receiver Jhamon Ausbon received offers from Houston and Oklahoma. The Terps were first to offer the 6'3, 206-pound prospect.