Good day! It's Monday, coming off a pretty significant weekend for Maryland's football program.
5-star DE Joshua Kaindoh verbally commits to Maryland football: Terps land biggest recruit in years - Testudo Times
Did you hear?
5-star DE Joshua Kaindoh's commitment to Maryland football is a really big deal - Testudo Times
I'll take "headlines that are obvious for $400," Alex.
The result, as of the weekend's end, is that Maryland's recruiting class is ranked 20th nationally on the 247Sports Composite, which aggregates rankings from all the major recruiting services. (This moves around a lot, as Maryland was 19th in the immediate aftermath of Kaindoh's verbal pledge.)
Maryland somehow has just the seventh-ranked Big Ten class, and that gets to a pretty annoying point about how things are going to be for this program going forward. Ohio State and Michigan are going to be juggernauts for a while, so Maryland's rise has a lid on it. But there's a lot of value in being good, and Maryland looks to be on the path to being good. Kaindoh is a huge piece in that and the fourth blue-chip commit Maryland's gotten in the last month.
The NFL Draft happened this weekend, too
Maryland DB Sean Davis drafted in 2nd round, 58th overall by Steelers - Testudo Times
Maryland's Yannick Ngakoue drafted in 3rd round, 69th overall by Jaguars - Testudo Times
Maryland DL Quinton Jefferson drafted in 5th round, 147th overall by Seahawks - Testudo Times
In other realms ...
Maryland basketball's Melo Trimble, Diamond Stone, Jake Layman and Robert Carter Jr. all invited to 2016 NBA Draft Combine - Testudo Times
There's gonna be a strong Maryland presence at this thing.
Last 2016 5-star football recruit, WR Demetris Robertson, commits to Cal - SBNation.com
Robertson is ranked as the 14th-best player in the country.
Craig Sager: NBA broadcaster all smiles during fight of his life – Sports Illustrated
Really good story about a really sad story.