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4-star Maryland CB target Ken Montgomery to announce decision on National Signing Day

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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After signing 22 members to its 2018 class during the early signing period, Maryland football won’t do much when the traditional National Signing Day kicks off on Wednesday morning. One of the few things on DJ Durkin’s checklist will be watching the commitment of four-star cornerback Ken Montgomery.

The Tampa, Florida, native will decide between Maryland, Nebraska and Louisville on Feb. 7 at 9:40 a.m. ET during a ceremony at his high school.

Montgomery became a priority for the Terps’ staff once four-star Noah Boykin decommitted on Jan. 24. Durkin had the 6’1 corner in College Park two days later for an official visit. Montgomery also visited Louisville on Dec. 2 and took his final official to Nebraska on Feb. 2.

Montgomery’s the No. 33 corner in the class, according to 247Sports Composite, and would complete a class that currently sits at No. 26 in the nation. The Terps currently only have one cornerback signed in three-star Vincent Flythe. With JC Jackson heading off to the draft, Montgomery would help bolster the position. A commitment would also give Durkin a second commit from Florida, one of his favorite recruiting hubs.

After Boykin and tight end Maleak Bryant, Maryland’s only commits to sit out the early signing period, both decommitted, it’s expected to be a slow National Signing Day in College Park. However, if the Terps are able to secure a commitment from Montgomery, that would make for a successful day.

In other news

The Eagles won the Super Bowl, meaning former Terps Torrey Smith and Frank Reich just won a title. I’m still not over this personally, so now you have to deal with it too.

Melo Trimble’s having a pretty good first season with the Iowa Wolves. He hasn’t gotten the coveted call-up, but he was selected to the G-League Showcase in January and completed a career first over this past weekend. Trimble posted a 20-point, 12-assist and 10-rebound outing for his first-ever triple double on Saturday.

After Steve Aird left Maryland volleyball to become Indiana’s head coach, then-assistant coach Adam Hughes had a contingency plan. Now, Hughes has his first head coaching gig was even able to call baseball’s head coach Rob Vaughn for advice on the transition, from The Diamondback.

Alyssa Thomas agreed to four-year contract to stay with the Connecticut Sun on Monday. The former Terp was a restricted free agent this offseason after earning her first All-Star nod last year, from The Baltimore Sun.