Last week, Maryland basketball landed a commitment from four-star center Bruno Fernando. Fernando is the first commit in Maryland’s 2017 class, and he’s a solid addition. 247Sports.com’s player rankings has Fernando as the No. 6 center and No. 70 overall player in the class.
After de-committing from SMU, Fernando took an official visit Sept. 30 and committed to the Terps on Oct. 2. It did not take long for the big man to make his decision.
InsideMdSports.com recently interviewed the new Terp, and he explained the main reason why he decided on Maryland:
“The way I get along with the guys and the coaches,” Fernando said. “I love the school, I love the people, I love the atmosphere.”
Fernando went on to say that the school’s proximity to Washington D.C. was a major influence on his decision; however, the coaches’ personalities and how they treat their players were the true deciding factors.
After going on a visit at the same time as Darryl Morsell, an in-state player, Fernando told IMS he believes Maryland will land Morsell in the near future.
Then, less than a week later, Morsell recently released his top three, which consists of Maryland, Notre Dame and Dayton.
All five predictions on the 247Sports Crystal Ball have him going to Maryland, so there’s certainly a chance he ends up as the team’s second 2017 commit.
Other Maryland recruiting news:
- Five-star guard Trevon Duval has reopened his recruitment, allowing more schools to get in touch with him. Maryland has a shot in the race for Duval, but the Terps will have to fight hard against a long list of contenders including Seton Hall and Villanova.
- Maryland recently offered 2018 guard Aaron Wiggins, who is beginning to climb the ranks in the recruiting world. Maryland is one of three major conference teams to offer Wiggins (Arizona and California are the other two). Wiggins plays for Wesleyan Christian, where former Maryland star Keith Gatlin coaches.