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5-star guard Josh Jackson set to take official visit to Maryland, per report

One of the nation's top players in the 2016 class is going to take an official visit to College Park, which is big news for the Terps.

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Maryland basketball

Report: Blue-chip guard recruit Josh Jackson to take official visit to Maryland - Baltimore Sun
A report ($$) by over the weekend said that Jackson plans on making an official visit to College Park. Apparently Diamond Stone is helping in the recruiting pitch to try to get one of the nation's top prospects in a Maryland uniform.

Varun Ram earns his place in Maryland's rotation - Washington Post
When Ram decided to return to Maryland to play one more season, he probably didn't envision becoming a legit part of the Terps' rotation. But he is now a bona fide role player for Mark Turgeon and figures to be an important piece for Maryland in the 2nd half of the conference season.

Maryland forward Robert Carter Jr. becoming a more complete player - Baltimore Sun
Robert Carter Jr. has been showing off his versatility all season and that was on full display against Ohio State, when he scored a career-high 25 points. "It’s great for him to make shots because he works so hard in making shots," Turgeon said. "His low-post game is one of the best in the country, and if you follow it and make 3s, we’re really hard to guard. If you switch and go small, we’re going to post him. If you don’t, then you've got Melo [Trimble] coming off a screen."

Maryland women lead McDonald's All American Game with three signings - Baltimore Sun
Just in case you forgot that Brenda Frese is a recruiting machine, the women's baskeetball team has three future Terps in the McDonald's All American game. On the men's side, neither Anthony Cowan Jr. nor Kevin Huerter was selected for the March 30 all-star game in Chicago.

Kristen Confroy sets 3-point record as No. 8 Maryland tops Northwestern - Washington Times
Confroy scored all 24 of her points by making a school-record eight 3-pointers. She also had 10 rebounds, helping Maryland cruise to an easy victory over Northwestern.

Maryland football

4-star DE Terrell Hall suggests Maryland, Alabama are top 2 schools
It certainly seems like Hall is deciding between Maryland and Alabama. Oh and here is Hall wearing a Maryland uniform.

4-star linebacker Keandre Jones flips commitment from Maryland to Ohio State, per report - Testudo Times
In case you missed it, it appears that new head coach DJ Durkin suffered his first big recruiting blow since taking over at Maryland as the blue-chip linebacker appears to be headed to a divisional opponent.

Other UMD news

Business Rx: ‘Shark Tank' bit. Now, can this produce seller win over customers?
Cool story about Hungry Harvest, a company started by a Maryland student when he was a senior that has grown into a Shark Tank supported business.  It's a cool company that works to reduce food waste, help feed hungry families, and also support local farmers.