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Three commits in three days for Maryland

Posted on: June 24, 2011 6:16 pm
Edited on: June 24, 2011 7:43 pm
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

If new Maryland coach Randy Edsall's first few summer camps are any indication, Terrapin fans should enjoy getting commitments in bunches in the future. The program added three verbal pledges this week over three days, with the first coming from Locust Grove (Ga.) cornerback Alvin Hill after he picked up an offer at the camp on Tuesday.

“I took a couple of days to think about it; I talked with my family and my brother and they all felt like it was a good opportunity,” Hill told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I called Maryland and they were a little surprised that I committed within two days. I told them that they had showed me a lot of love and I was comfortable with my decision. They were really excited about coming there.”

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound defensive back selected Maryland over interest from Tennessee, Mississippi State and Georgia. He had 42 tackles and 6 interceptions last season and is the younger brother of Virginia Tech cornerback Detrick Bonner.

Hill was only the beginning for the new staff however. Greer (S.C.) quarterback Caleb Rowe committed to the school after throwing at the summer camp and taking in campus to see all the school had to offer him.

"I really wasn't sure about Maryland until I got here," Rowe told TerrapinTimes.com. "But I got to campus early and took a tour of the campus and I really liked the facilities and the atmosphere up there. The coaches were great, and I like how excited Coach Edsall was."

The offer from Maryland was Rowe's first from a FBS-level school. He threw for 27 touchdowns and nearly 2,700 yards last season as a 6-foot-2, 190-pound field general and is the second quarterback to join the team's recruiting class of 2012.

"When I got the offer, I just felt like I needed to commit," he said. "All my dad said to me is to pick a school that's good for me and where I can get a good education and play football for a good coach."

Friday afternoon was when the Terrapin staff received the good news that they picked up yet another pledge when Harrisburg (Pa.) linebacker Brock Dean committed.

"I love the overall atmosphere," Dean told TurtleSportsReport.com. "Each time I visited, I got the feeling that this is where I need to be. It is where I belong. It is a great atmosphere with great people and just the best overall fit for me. Academically, I want to major in Entrepreneurship and Maryland is ranked ninth in the nation for that specific major. That just reaffirmed to me that it was a perfect fit.”

Playing for Pennsylvania powerhouse Bishop McDevitt, the 6-foot-1, 210-pound rising senior had 93 tackles and four sacks last season. Dean selected Maryland over offers from Arkansas, Pitt and Temple.

The trio gives Maryland seven verbal commitments for the class of 2012.
Comments

Since: Jan 23, 2011
Posted on: July 3, 2011 7:36 pm
 

Three commits in three days for Maryland

I was somewhat a Fridgen fan he got Maryland close to be a every year competitive team.The way Edsall is recruiting is like a madman as a Marylander you gotta love it.Just because the recruits are not 5 stars that don't mean we didn't get winners names like Roman,Dean,Rowe,Riddle sounds good coming from the announcers.Hoping that translates to the field. LET'S GO TERPS 



Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: June 25, 2011 9:13 pm
 

Three commits in three days for Maryland

He did make the right decision. Why would anyone be happier in Athens when they can be in College Park?



Since: Jun 25, 2011
Posted on: June 25, 2011 8:49 pm
 

Three commits in three days for Maryland

How can anyone say with any certainty where a kid would be happier?



Since: Oct 26, 2008
Posted on: June 25, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Three commits in three days for Maryland

Hill should stay in state and go to Georgia. You will be much happier at UGA than in Maryland. You really need to look at the whole picture before making your final decision.


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