It’s common for college football recruits to release lists of their top five, eight, 12, 34 or 48 schools – or whatever.
It’s pretty rare for a player to publicly admit he’s down to two schools, essentially daring the final two to fawn over him like it’s an episode of The Bachelor.
But that’s the present reality for Maryland in its pursuit of Exree Loe, a three-star cornerback from Pennsylvania who’s named a top two of the Terrapins and West Virginia.
Loe, from Johnstown, Pa., is rated three stars on the 247Sports Composite. He had previously committed verbally to Pitt, but that’s in the past now.
This’ll be interesting to watch unfold. It’ll also be silly, but that’s recruiting.
In other news
Avery Edwards should be a big part of Maryland’s passing offense.
Scheduling details, on fall camp: Maryland will start practice no later than Aug. 10, and it’ll have media day on Aug. 16. Kickoff against Howard is Sept. 3.
Melo Trimble didn’t have a hard time securing his spot on our All-Mark Turgeon Team. Voting continues today. And to head off what I think is a silly critique of this series: No, most of these votes aren’t likely to be close. Yes, it’s fun to write about basketball in the offseason, and yes, there’s value in taking a trip down memory lane. Just my opinion.
Oh, Miami brought in Jeremy Shockey to tweet at some recruits, including four-star Maryland ATH target Anthony McFarland. Miami and Alabama are Maryland’s two greatest competitors for McFarland’s commitment.
@AnttMacc_ Cant wait to watch u play in orange and green U already know coach has something special in the air. Nothing like the U family— Jeremy Shockey (@JeremyShockey) August 1, 2016
Shockey is incredibly on-brand for the ‘Canes. If I were a kid and he tweeted at me, I’d commit on the spot out of a mixture of awe and outright fear.