Four-star 2017 receiver Mark Webb released his top six on Saturday, and Maryland football is on it. Webb would be another big get for the Terps, who’ve already signed three wideouts in the class.
While all of Maryland’s receiver commits have size, neither Sean Nelson, Carlos Carriere nor MJ Jarrell have Webb’s skill set or pedigree. Webb is rated comfortably higher even than Tino Ellis, Maryland’s blue-chip 2016 wide receiver, was. It’d be great if Maryland got him. It’s not like the Terps have too many playmakers as is, so Webb would certainly find a place. If Maryland ever wants to compete in the Big Ten, it will need to be able to get blue-chip wideouts more often than once every four cycles. Webb committing to the Terps would be giant step in the right direction, and would give Kasim Hill a huge playmaker when he gets on campus.
However, Maryland’s wide receiving corps is deep enough that it can survive without a blue-chip recruit, at least for this class. With D.J. Moore ideally building on an impressive freshman season and Ellis looking like a promising recruit, the team certainly isn’t looking at a bare cupboard on the outside. This is good, because Alabama and Georgia are also in Webb’s top six.
In other news
Josh Stirn of InsideMDSports caught up with incoming Maryland freshman Kevin Huerter, who just made USA Basketball’s U-18 team.
Also at IMS, Jeff Ermann looked at five freshman who have a shot at playing early for Maryland football.
Tino Ellis is one of those freshmen. It’ll be interesting to see if he can bring some playmaking ability early at wide receiver.
Maryland baseball recruit Tyler Blohm didn’t sign with the Orioles, who drafted him in the 17th round, so he’ll come to College Park instead.
After 545 days, Deflategate is finally over. Is this a bad time to tell people I’m from Massachusetts and I’m a Patriots fan? This sucks. (This whole thing was a witch-hunt that relied on fake science. Ok I’ll shut up now.)