Maryland football still has a chance at landing Anthony McFarland, but DJ Durkin and his staff will have to wait longer than expected to hear his decision.
The four-star running back from DeMatha Catholic High School (Hyattsville, Md.) was expected to announce Wednesday, but he’s pushing that back for the time being.
Hardest thing I ever had to deal with please understand ... pic.twitter.com/J4WzyhARQz— Macc (@AnttMacc_) January 25, 2017
McFarland is the second Maryland target to delay his decision this week, joining four-star corner Tariq Castro-Fields, who moved his announcement date to National Signing Day. Experts predicted Castro-Fields to commit to Penn State before he delayed his decision, and McFarland was considered a Miami lean before this announcement.
It’s still unclear when McFarland will ultimately choose between Maryland and Miami, but both programs seem to still have a chance.
In other news
Maryland basketball beat Rutgers to move to 18-2 for the first time this century.
The women’s basketball team is No. 9 in the selection committee’s first rankings. That’s three spots below the Terps’ lowest ranking in any major poll this season.
Maryland’s bowl game against Boston College came in at No. 66 on Bill Connelly’s top 100 college football games of 2016. Here’s his blurb about it:
SB Nation deemed the Quick Lane Bowl between Maryland and Boston College the least watchable game of bowl season; instead, it gave us four scores of 49 yards or more, a throwback pass, a long string of Maryland plays inside the 20, 23 tackles for loss, and a fumble recovery touchdown.
BC went up 36-13 early in the third quarter, then had to hold on for dear life as Maryland scored the next 17. But the comeback stalled.
Here’s Off Tackle Empire’s look at Maryland’s giant recruiting class, and whether everyone will stay on board.