Maryland football had three commits in last year’s Under Armour All-America game. This year, the Terps only have one.
Of course, it’s not exactly that simple. Two of last year’s recruits, Dwayne Haskins and Keandre Jones, decommitted from Maryland not long after the game. This time around, Terps could land another commit during the game and are chasing two others.
The showcase takes place at 1 p.m. Sunday on ESPN. If you’re tuning in, here’s who you should pay attention to:
Kasim Hill, four-star Maryland QB commit
This one’s obvious. If you’re reading this post, you probably already know everything I can tell you about Hill. He’s rated as the No. 11 pro-style quarterback in the Class of 2017 and the No. 2 recruit in D.C. He’s solidly committed to Maryland, and there’s no reason to thing he won’t stick with the Terps until National Signing Day.
Markquese Bell, four-star uncommitted (for now) athlete
Bell is announcing his commitment during the game, which is probably the biggest reason for fans to tune in to this game. He’s one of the biggest recruits Maryland is still chasing, and there appears to be a good chance the Terps land him.
Calvin Ashley, five-star Auburn OT commit
Maryland wants Ashley, who’s teammates with Hill and fellow Maryland commits Cam Spence and Kofi Wardlow at St. John’s College High School in D.C. He’s the No. 6 tackle in the country and the No. 30 recruit in the country on the 247Sports Composite, so he’d immediately be the best player in Maryland’s class. Ashley’s saying all the right things, though, and won’t hit, at least publicly, that he’s not committed to Auburn. Still, this’ll be a great chance for Maryland fans to imagine what he’ll look like in red and black and gold and white.
Ellis Brooks, four-star uncommitted linebacker
Brooks is another player the Terps are chasing, though he hasn’t given a timetable for his decision. The Virginia recruit is looking at a couple of other Big Ten schools, and it looks like his recruitment could go right down to the wire. He’s the No. 15 inside linebacker in the 2017 class, and could make an impact immediately if he came to Maryland.
This post will also serve as our open thread during the game. If you’re watching this instead (or during the commercials) of Maryland basketball’s game against Nebraska, let us know what you’re seeing!