Maryland basketball missed on adding a fourth top-100 target to its 2018 recruiting class, as four-star Jairus Hamilton announced his commitment on Thursday evening.
The small forward becomes Boston College’s second and highest-rated commit, joining three-star guard Wynton Tubbs. His commitment gives the Eagles the No. 51 ranked class in the nation.
The North Carolina native is the No. 64 ranked player in the class, according to the 247Sports Composite. He played for the Cannon School this season and is the No. 16 ranked small forward in the class.
Hamilton chose the Eagles over Maryland, Mississippi State and NC State, among others. He visited Maryland on Oct. 13 and Mississippi State on Oct. 20. He hasn’t officially visited Boston College yet, but he hosted head coach Jim Christian for an in-home visit on Dec. 21.
With Hamilton off the board, Turgeon will now turn his attention to other targets, mainly four-star point guard Tyger Campbell. Campbell visited College Park on Jan. 7 for the Iowa game. The Terps are also still in the running for five-star center Moses Brown, but there hasn’t been any real indication where he’s leaning.