Mark Turgeon is hot on the recruiting trail and will now host two five-star Class of 2018 recruits for official visits this weekend.
After Maryland hosted five-star center Moses Brown last weekend, InsideMDSports reported late Monday that five-star point guard Devon Dotson will visit College Park this weekend. He’ll join five-star wing Keldon Johnson, who will also be visiting campus this weekend.
Dotson is the No. 6 point guard and No. 24 overall player in the Class of 2018, and Turgeon is hoping to sell Dotson on a backcourt pairing with Anthony Cowan, similar to the two-guard system Turgeon ran with Cowan and Melo Trimble last season.
Dotson played this past summer alongside Maryland commit Aaron Wiggins on the Under Armour AAU circuit, though earlier this summer it seemed unlikely he’d reunite with his teammate in college. The Terps have recruited Dotson relentlessly, and secured his visit after the coaching staff visited Dotson and his family at home last week. Dotson has already taken visits to Kansas, Arizona and Florida, but Arizona took another guard and it’s a good sign for the Terps he left the other two visits uncommitted.
Turgeon will have a rare chance to sell two five-stars on the same vision at the same time with both Dotson and Johnson on campus. Johnson’s the No. 14 player in the nation and is listed as the No. 2 shooting guard, though he’d more likely slot as a small forward for the Terps. Maryland assistant coach Kevin Broadus has been the lead recruiter for both players, and he recruited Johnson’s older brother, Kaleb, when he was at Georgetown.
Maryland’s 2018 class is already stocked with two top-50 players in five-star power forward Jalen Smith and Wiggins, and the Terps are still eager to add more to a class that could reach six commits.
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