Maryland football defensive end Jesse Aniebonam posted a video Tuesday of himself running for the first time since he fractured his ankle in the Terps’ first game of the 2017 season.
It’s my first time running since I got injured against Texas. I take pride in the little victories pic.twitter.com/CkI5c268c7— Jesse Aniebonam (@JesseBona_Bonam) December 26, 2017
The video itself isn’t a guarantee that he’ll be back in College Park for another season, but if the response from his teammates—past and present—is any indication, we’ll all get one more go-round with Aniebonam. Before going down, he was expected to be the team’s best pass rusher, which showed during the rest of the season in his absence as the Terps were No. 121 out of 130 teams in adjusted sack rate.
With immediately eligible, former five-star defensive end Byron Cowart slotted for the other defensive end spot and a healthy Aniebonam, Maryland looks to be in line for a significant uptick in defensive line play.
In other news
247Sports’ Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong thinks Maryland will “hold on” to four-star safety Noah Boykin.
Boykin’s teammate, four-star all-purpose back Mychale Salahuddin, is back on the market after decommitting from USC, and Maryland is squarely in the mix. He tweeted this on Christmas Eve:
... pic.twitter.com/YH1wDHG2tq— M.Salahuddin (@TheRealMyke5) December 25, 2017
Each one could help the Terps land or hold onto the other, and as of today, both are projected to land in College Park.
In basketball recruiting, men’s basketball target and five-star center Moses Brown has a new highlight mixtape out. The last news out of Brown’s camp was that Maryland leads, but a decision is not imminent.
NEW: Moses Brown Highlights From The City of Palms Classic! Top Uncommitted Big In The 2018 Class! (VIDEO) https://t.co/K8GU0sDD3v pic.twitter.com/coRTJUTmRK— Courtside Films (@CourtsideFilms) December 26, 2017
In case you missed it, Maryland athletics’ Twitter participated in this awesome thread on Christmas Eve. (Side note: leave it to Rutgers to be the first account to write out more than one line.)
'Twas the night before Christmas... pic.twitter.com/WfGtxBdKfb— Michigan Athletics (@UMichAthletics) December 24, 2017
Here’s Maryland’s tweet for convenience purposes:
The stockings were hung by the lockers with care pic.twitter.com/ViMDqXAF0y— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) December 24, 2017
From Don Markus at The Baltimore Sun, former Maryland Terrapin Club president Colin Potts has a new prosthetic leg, and has some big aspirations for his future.
SHAMELESS PLUG: And completely unrelated to (real) Maryland sports, I played intramural flag football this fall with some friends (including Testudo Times’ own Joe Catapano) so of course we had another friend film us and make a documentary (in progress) and of course I released a highlight tape. Please enjoy.
JUNIOR YEAR HIGHLIGHTS— Jared Goldstein (@_jgoldy17) December 24, 2017
: Kanye West pic.twitter.com/1tDIEF0njK
From all the editors: Here’s to hoping everyone had a joyful Christmas. It was a fun break for us after a busy early signing period, but we’re back and ready to roll.