IMG Academy's Joshua Kaindoh and Cam Spence are Maryland football's two highest-rated verbal commits in the class of 2017, and they're pushing hard to get Maryland's top two in-state recruits, DeMatha Catholic's, Chase Young and Anthony McFarland, to join them in College Park.
In an interview with SB Nation's Bud Elliot after IMG Academy's spring game this weekend, the two said they are active in recruiting other prospects for the Terps.
"I need my boy Chase Young," Kaindoh said, while Spence added, "Anthony McFarland, I'm coming for you."
DeMatha is only a short drive from the University of Maryland's campus, a few minutes southbound on Route 1. Young is a five-star defensive end, just like Kaindoh, and McFarland is a four-star running back. They are the top two recruits in the state, according to the 247Sports Composite.
When pressed for more info on the two DeMatha recruits, Kaindoh and Spence said that if they were making a "Crystal Ball prediction," they would pick Maryland.
Kaindoh also discussed his commitment to Maryland, in which he left the Terps out of his top four as a hoax before ultimately committing to return home to the state he grew up in. He didn't think very many people were actually convinced.
"To be honest, I don't think it was that much. Maybe like 50/50, something like that," Kaindoh said. "I think it was surprising when I first put it out, but after a couple of days everyone was like, 'Oh, I can clearly see what he's trying to do.'"
His explanation for why he picked Maryland is a fan's dream.
"Maryland is home," Kaindoh said. "I love it. I'll be close to my family. The DMV has some talent there, and I want to be the guy, I committed, high recruit, saying, okay, "It's OK to go to Maryland.' We can all team up, go to Maryland, turn it into something great."
DJ Durkin couldn't make a better recruiting pitch himself. And coming from a peer, that sentiment could carry even more weight with Kaindoh's fellow recruits.