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Wrestler Myers added to Maryland football roster

Posted on 02 July 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Head coach Randy Edsall announced the addition of former Pennsylvania defensive player of the year Spencer Myers to the 2014 Maryland football roster Wednesday.

Myers, a senior from Selinsgrove, Pa., has been a member of the Maryland wrestling team the past four seasons and will continue to wrestle in conjunction to playing football. Myers will join the team as a defensive lineman.

“This is something I have been contemplating since coming to Maryland,” said Myers. “It was one of the best decisions in my life to wrestle. But an opportunity arose to get a scholarship to play football and it’s something I’ve really wanted to do. It’s a great opportunity for me. I love both sports and I didn’t want to give up one for the other. Luckily, I was able to work it out.”

In his time with the Maryland wrestling team, Myers has won the ACC heavyweight title twice (2011 and 2012) and earned All-American status as a freshman with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships.

A three-sport star in high school, Myers was named the Pennsylvania wrestler of the year and football defensive player of the year as a senior, while also becoming a state finalist in discuss. That same year, Myers won the state wrestling championship at 215 pounds and helped lead Selinsgrove High School to a state title in football.

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Offensive impresses in annual Maryland football spring game

Posted on 12 April 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The offense excelled as the White Team edged the Red Team, 187-143, in the football team’s annual Red-White Spring Game Friday evening in front of a crowd of 8,139 fans at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

“We got the things that we wanted to get done this spring and we are pleased with that,” head coach Randy Edsall said. “When we get into these situations we are looking for the guys who can make plays. The great thing about the spring is we now have the chance to evaluate who can make the plays. It’s a chance for us to evaluate our roster and figure out who you can count on.”

The Red Team, which was comprised of defensive players, started the game with a 70-58 advantage. The pre-game points were based on a scoring system throughout this spring’s practices. The White Team dug out of their deficit to get the win.

The game’s scoring system granted the offense six points for a touchdown, three points for a field goal or a first down, two points for a run of 15 or more yards or a pass of 20 or more yards and one or two points for a conversion.

On the defensive end, the red team was awarded six points for a touchdown or a turnover, three points for a stop drive or a blocked field goal, two points for a sack or a tackle for loss and one or two points for a return conversion.

The evening started with individual and 7-on-7 drills, which gave fans an opportunity to see Stefon Diggs and Deon Long, who are not yet cleared for full contact. Both Diggs and Long had surgery last fall after suffering leg fractures in an Oct. 19 game at Wake Forest.

In the scrimmage, the offense rushed for 314 net yards and passed for 275. In total, the White Team went 27-for-49 passing with three interceptions. The Red Team totaled 83 tackles, three sacks and three interceptions.

C.J. Brown led the way for the quarterbacks going 16-for-24 and totaled 157 passing yards. He also rushed for 28 yards and recorded one passing and one rushing touchdown. Caleb Rowe went 5-for-12 for 43 yards and Perry Hillswent 4-for-10 for 35 yards. Neither Rowe nor Hills recorded touchdowns. Shane Cockerille went 2-for-3 for 40 yards and one touchdown. Brown was sacked once and Perry was sacked twice.

Brandon Ross rushed for 90 yards and recorded two touchdowns for the White Team. Albert Reid added 79 and Brown contributed one rushing touchdown.

“I just wanted to use this scrimmage to show them that I could play and that I could work my way back up the depth chart,” Ross said.

Taivon Jacobs had five catches for 64 yards to lead the White Team in receiving. Amba Etta-Tawo, Jacquille Veii andLevern Jacobs each added three a piece for 51, 33 and 23 yards, respectively.

“It’s a good thing because I do not know who our starter is,” Edsall said of the running backs. “I think we’ll have Albert [Reid], Jacquille [Veii], Wes [Brown] and then Brandon [Ross] all competing and as we continue through the preseason, it’s a great thing to have. Competition is a great thing to have and we have it at that position.”

On the defensive end, William Likely grabbed two interceptions and recorded four tackles, one of which was unassisted.

Kenneth Goins scored the first touchdown of the night off of a three-yard pass from Brown in the first quarter. A fourth of the way through, the White Team held a 93-88 advantage over the Red.

The majority of the offensive action occurred in the second quarter where the White Team posted a field goal and scored three touchdowns. Adam Greene kicked the field goal early in the quarter. Amba Etta-Tawo held on for a remarkable catch to score on a 34-yard pass from Shane Cockerille, Brandon Ross scampered down the field for a huge 75 yards to score, and Brown ran 10 yards for a touchdown.

In the same quarter for the Red Team, A.J. Hendy intercepted Perry Hill’s pass and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown.

Both teams went quietly in the third quarter for scoring plays, but in the fourth, Brandon Ross ran a yard for a touchdown and Brad Craddock hit a 30-yard field goal.

White Team took home the win and the bragging rights, not to mention a steak and lobster dinner while the Red Team will be served franks and beans.

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Maryland Spring football game set for Friday night

Posted on 10 April 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland will hold its annual Red-White spring football game and Select-A-Seat event on Friday, April 11th. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

Admission to the game and parking are free of charge.

The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a free Big Ten Network t-shirt and exclusive Pride 2.0 Spring Game Poster. A pre-game fan fest will be held in the west end zone and will include giveaways, inflatables games, face painting and more. Fans are also encouraged to stay for post game autographs and a fireworks show.

Fans who purchase or renew their season tickets at the spring game will be entered to win cool prizes to be raffled off including four (4) tickets to the game vs. Penn State in State College, Pa.

RSVP here for the Spring Game today and reserve your FREE BTN t-shirt!

Spring Game Information:

Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium Access: Gate F (West side) and Gate I (South side) will be open at 5:30 p.m. Concession stands will be open on the South side of the stadium (Tyser Tower side of Byrd). Click here for directions to Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.

Select-A-Seat Event: Starting at 5:30 p.m. fans will have an opportunity to select seats in our premium Mezzanine section or general public seating areas of the stadium for the 2014 season which features six home games. A variety of season-ticket options are available starting as low as $150. Available seats to purchase as season tickets will be marked throughout the stadium. Click here to view ticket information.

Pregame Fan Fest & Giveaways: Inflatable games, face painting, and more will be set up in the West end zone concourse (closed end of the stadium) for families and kids of all ages.  The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a free Big Ten Network t-shirt and exclusive Pride 2.0 Spring Game Poster.

Post-Game Autographs & Fireworks Show:  At the conclusion of the game fans can enjoy post game autographs with your favorite players and coaches and a fireworks show!

Parking: Parking is free and will be available in Lot Z/1 after 4 p.m.  Guests with disabilities who have an accessible placard may park in Union Lane Garage (ULG) free of charge.

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WR Leak returns to Maryland with renewed confidence and energy

Posted on 09 April 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Wide receiver Marcus Leak has quietly made an impression on Maryland’s coaching staff. With a newfound appreciation and love for the game, Leak has been a consistent target this spring, recording numerous receptions and establishing himself as a reliable target for quarterback C.J. Brown.

“Marcus has done a great job since coming back here,” head coach Randy Edsall said. “You definitely see a more mature young man both on and off the field. If he continues to keep working hard and doing the things he’s supposed to, he is going to be fine.”

Leak missed the 2013 season after taking a leave of absence from the university, but reenrolled in classes this winter with a new appreciation for the game, the support staff and the university. While on leave, Leak took the opportunity to continue working on his game while strengthening his bond with head coach Randy Edsall. The two spoke multiple times a week leading to an even stronger connection between the two since Leak’s return.

“Coach has really helped me keep my head together. He really helped keep my spirits and motivation up,” Leak said. “You can’t be productive as a team if you have a coach that people don’t want to play for, but that’s not the case, Coach Edsall does a great job talking to all of his players.“

Through seven games during the 2012 season, Leak was second on the team in receptions with 23 for 393 yards. He added two touchdown receptions as well as some special teams work before missing the final five games due to injury.

Leak’s return has added even more depth and skill to the already talented wide receiving corps. The unit has also seen fellow receivers Stefon Diggs and Deon Long return to practice after injuries cut their 2013 season short.

“As a team, we’ve made a lot of progress this spring,” Leak said. “We are just trying to go hard everyday, and push each other to the limit. It’s exciting to be back.”

Leak and his teammates will have the chance to showcase their talents in front of the Maryland faithful at the annual Red-White spring game this Friday at 7 p.m. at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. Admission is free for all fans and will include a postgame autograph signing and firework show.

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Maryland WR’s Diggs, Long return to practice field after suffering season ending injuries

Posted on 07 April 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Wide Receivers Deon Long and Stefon Diggs are back on the practice field as they continue their recovery from season-ending injuries that cut their 2013 campaign short.

Both Diggs and Long participated in 7-on-7 and individual drills as the team continues to prepare for the annual Red-White Spring game this upcoming Friday.

“They’re really excited to be back,” head coach Randy Edsall said. “We’ve been getting a lot of good work in as a team, so it’s nice to be able to get these guys back out here to get some reps in.”

The two are continuing to rehab back from leg injuries that ended both receivers’ seasons against Wake Forrest last season. Through seven games last season, Diggs registered 587 receiving yards and three touchdowns and Long amassed 489 yards and one touchdown catch.

“It feels good to be out here with my teammates,” Long said. “You just have to come out here and play every play like it’s your last. If we all do that, there’s no telling how far we can go.”

The time rehabbing has given both Diggs and Long the opportunity to sharpen their game off the field as the two took the opportunity to meet with wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell and review film.

“I take everything he says to heart,” Diggs said. “He’s going to make both of us complete receivers and all-around better receivers. As a coach, he is going to lead us in the right direction, and I appreciate it.”

The energy and competitiveness the two bring to the table has given the wide receiver unit, as well as the team, a little extra motivation on the field.

“It was very helpful to have Stefon [Diggs] around,” Long said. “Just looking and seeing that there was a teammate doing the same thing that I was doing, really pushed us to get better.”

And while Long and Diggs have been pushing each other to get better during this rehab process, both are very excited to be getting back on the field to the game they love.

“It’s good to have him [Deon Long] next to me on the field and off the field,” Diggs said. “He’s a great friend. I’m going to continue to learn from him, and he is going to continue to learn from me. We work off each other, but right now, we are just happy to be back.”

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Edsall impressed by younger WR Jacobs

Posted on 02 March 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. –

 

On today’s practice:

“I thought that today was better than yesterday. I thought our guys really did a good job of taking a look at yesterday’s film and then coming out here today and performing better than we did yesterday. So all in all I thought it was pretty good. We kind of repped the same things, added a couple of new things, but for the most part, like I said, I thought we had a good day and built upon yesterday.”

 

On who stood out during practice:

“It is always hard when you don’t have the pads on to see. My whole thing is – I am looking more for guys to see what everyone is doing, especially your younger guys. Your older guys who have experience, you expect them to get better, but I am really looking at the young guys to see how quickly they can pick things up, adjust and play at the level and the speed that you have to play at in order to be a contributor.”

 

On Taivon Jacobs:

“He is exactly what we thought he was. He is very fast, very quick, very competitive. He is one of the best competitors that we have on our football team. He is a leader for a freshman and we have been pleased with what we have seen so far. He just has to keep improving and getting better.”

 

On Alvin Hill:

“I don’t think it is what he has done in these practices; I think it is the work that he has put in since last year and since the end of the season. You can take a look at his body and he has changed his body. Not that it was bad before, but he is stronger. He is more knowledgeable of what is going on. He has really done some good things. It is not surprising because I have seen Alvin working out, doing stuff on his own. I have seen him in the film room. When you put in that time, when you put in the effort and you put in the work it shows up here on the field and that is exactly what he has done.”

 

On what Shane Cockerille needs to improve on:

“For these young kids it is a process. It is a process of coming out here each day and getting better, improving upon the things that you have been taught the day before, picking the things up that you are being taught that day. It is a matter of doing what they are told to do and that is the big thing. If they continue to do that, which he is going to work at it and he will do. He was better today. He just has to understand that this just a whole different level than it was in high school. We expect him to come along and progress very well.”

 

 

– Maryland –

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Edsall says WR Leak dealing with hamstring issue in Spring practice

Posted on 01 March 2014 by WNST Staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. –

On today’s practice:

“The thing that I was really pleased with today was I thought the communication was very, very good on both sides of the ball in terms of calling things out and doing all the stuff that we were asking them to do. I thought they did a great job. That was impressive for me today.”

 

On Wes brown and the overall team effort during practice:

“He lost some weight and you can see, starting to get back into the swing of things. I thought overall, the communication was good. I wasn’t really pleased with some of the things, tag off, we need guys [to] get down and bend a little bit more. Technically, we’ll get better. I thought overall the effort and enthusiasm was pretty good.”

 

On Evan Mulrooney working at guard:

“I think the thing is it’s different than playing center. It’s just a matter of the footwork and the technique that he’s got to get down. He’s smart enough to pick everything up. Again, I thought they communicated well. I thought that was the big thing and a lot of energy out there today.”

 

On Matt Robinson:

“It’s good because Matt is a leader here on our football team. He’s smart, he’s experienced. That will help us come together even more as a defense. To be able to have him out here now a whole spring like this, to have that leadership and to have that knowledge on the field is going to help everybody.”

 

On Will Likely:

“I think what Will will do, he’ll get better in terms of knowing what he’s got to do and putting himself in the right situations. Today I saw him a couple times taking some of the younger guys and talking to them and teaching them about technique and things that they were doing wrong. I think what will happen now is Will will become more of a leader for us now having that year under his belt and doing the things that he’s done.  Just for him to take his game into another level after this spring.”

 

On the play of the quarterbacks:

“You can see that C.J. [Brown] feels comfortable in the system. I thought Caleb [Rowe] did some good things today. Shane [Cockerille] is a guy that just has to get everything down. He’s a little bit of a wild horse right now, but again, it will come for him. Perry [Hills] I thought did some good things today. That’s the other thing, this is the first time in the spring we’ve had quarterbacks to really work with. Again, good competition makes guys better, makes things go a lot smoother. There were a lot of expectations on those guys because they’ve all played, they all know the system. We’re not going to expect some mistakes out of those guys that maybe sometimes they’ll make. They’ve got to hold themselves to a higher standard because of the experience and the reps that they’ve had in this system.”

 

On communication before the snap:

“I’m looking more today for the communication and the talking that takes place before the snap. That was the thing I thought everybody did a pretty good job. Again, there were guys that made plays, guys that didn’t make plays. Overall, I was pleased. It’s good to be back out here. The guys are hungry and excited. Now we just have to keep building on it again tomorrow.”

 

On new assistant coaches Chad Wilt, Greg Studrawa and Keenan McCardell:

“I think they’re all exactly what I thought in terms of the kind of teachers [they are]. They all bring energy and enthusiasm out here and [they are] very sound, fundamental coaches with great knowledge of what it takes to win at this level. I thought it was fun to watch those guys out here teaching today.”

 

On wide receiver Marcus Leak:

“Marcus really didn’t do much today. He’s got a tight hamstring. He started off a little bit and then they put him over with the injured guys. Hopefully that will come around, but he’s experiencing a little bit of a tight hamstring right now where he really didn’t do too much today.”

 

On team improvements:

“I think the biggest thing is we just have to get better. We have to get better fundamentally; we have to get better with our technique and everybody understanding what they have to do in order to improve. You can run any scheme you want to run, but if you don’t get it done fundamentally and if you don’t use good technique, the schemes don’t mean anything. And to me, that’s the biggest thing that we’ve got to continue to work on and to develop our players so they can become better.”

– Maryland –

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Edsall announces Diggs, Long to miss Spring; Petty to leave program

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Edsall announces Diggs, Long to miss Spring; Petty to leave program

Posted on 12 February 2014 by WNST Staff

University of Maryland head football coach made a string of announcements about the team’s spring football roster Tuesday via Twitter.


There are no particular surprises in the group. Diggs and Long each broke a leg in the Terrapins’ loss to Wake Forest last season which caused their seasons to be cut short. Edsall recently told WNST’s Glenn Clark neither was at risk to miss the start of the 2014 season.  LB Cudjoe-Virgil (Towson) missed the rest of last season after suffering a torn pec in the team’s win over Virginia.

LB Petty’s transfer comes as a bit of a surprise. The rising junior is best known for having to start four games at quarterback in 2012 after the team lost C.J. Brown, Perry Hills, Devin Burns and Caleb Rowe to season-ending injuries. Petty returned to roles on defense and special teams in 2013, including a start in the Terps’ loss to Clemson.

QB Young had made quite the college tour before arriving in College Park-including stops at Virginia Tech and New Mexico. The Terps have plenty of depth at the position, with Brown being granted an additional year of eligibility after missing the 2012 season. Rowe, Hills, rising redshirt freshman Shane Cockerille (Gilman), rising junior Dustin Dailey and incoming freshman Will Ulmer will be on the roster barring further changes.

Maryland has not yet announced their 2014 Spring football schedule.

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Edsall says Prince commitment largely based on Locksley’s relationship work

Posted on 05 February 2014 by WNST Staff

Head Coach Randy Edsall

COLLEGE PARK, Md. –

Head Coach Randy Edsall

Opening Statement:

“It’s a good day for our program. We had 16 young men in the fold. We found out just like all of you about Damian [Prince] when he made the announcement. We didn’t know anything before that. We thought that we were in good shape and we had done everything we could possibly do. That was great news for our staff and for our program. When he announced, it kind of capped the morning off with 17 outstanding young men who have decided to come here and play their college football and get a great education here at the University of Maryland.

“We really had it zeroed in how many we really wanted to get at each position and really got the guys that we wanted at those positions. What it’s been able to do is add depth, more competition to our roster and now we’ve kind of got the numbers in place at the positions in terms of what we like offensively, defensively and on special teams. Again, we only really wanted to go after one quarterback and we got the guy we wanted. We only wanted one receiver and we got the guy we wanted there. We knew we needed to address the line situation on both sides of the ball and we were able to do that with quality people. So we feel good from that because your team is built from the inside out. I thought we got very athletic at the linebacker position with two outside guys and an inside guy. And then we got length, speed and range in the secondary. At tight end, we only wanted to take one and we got a guy we really like who’s athletic, moves well and is a good blocker. We didn’t get a running back this year. We have seven guys there between fullbacks and running backs, and that’s really the number we like. We felt we had a need at the snapping position, which is so vital in terms of special teams. To be able to get Nate Adams to come in and fill that role was very important to us. Nate is one of those guys that’s just not a snapper. He played at all different positions in high school. That was something that we targeted and made a priority.”

 

On the reaction to landing Damian Prince:

“We were all sitting in a room watching TV. We didn’t know. Talking to him the last few days, he’d get back to us, and then all of a sudden last night I was putting calls in to him and Mike [Locksley] was putting calls in to him and I said, ‘Did you talk to him last?’ He said no, ‘Did you talk to him last night?’ I said no. I think he just wanted to have some space. With all the offensive linemen, I mean, you add Brendan Moore and Sean Christie. Those are guys we feel have the size, athletic ability and mentality that we want in our offensive line. When you’re watching, they move well, they’re athletic, they’re tough and they can bend. That was something we wanted to address and I thought we addressed it in a big way with those five guys.”

 

On how the move to the Big Ten affected the process:

“We told them we thought it was going to be a very positive move for us to go to the Big Ten. Those guys were excited about it. We’ve got our schedules for the next five years to be able to show them who they’re playing. It was a very positive experience for those kids and they wanted to be a part of it. We used it and we used it quite often.”

 

On the personality of the recruits:

“It’s a really great group to be around. A lot of these guys have personality. When you guys get a chance to sit down and talk to them you’re going to be very impressed because the personalities and the way they can handle a conversation and they’re confident. It’s a good group. The 17 guys are great.”

 

On recruiting Damian Prince:

“Recruiting is a relationship game and it’s the relationships that you develop. I’ve had a relationship with Damian for over three years. I told him and I think he alluded to it today, I remember the day he was out at our big-man camp and he walked out there and I thought, who is that. This was at the end of his freshman year. We saw him out there and we ended up offering him. He continued to come to campus, come to games, and come to basketball games. We just really worked the relationship. When Mike [Locksley] came on board, he took over Bishop McNamara and continued to develop a really good relationship with Damian. That’s what it was. Also, Damian is a young man whose family is very important to him. We wanted his family to see him play in his collegiate career. We were upfront and honest with him the whole time and he’s been around us long enough to know who we are. He’s seen us in good times and when things haven’t been so good. We just stayed consistent and persevered and kept recruiting him. His value system was something that fit into what we’ve all about.”

 

On Jessie Aniebonam:

“Jessie’s one of those guys who will play at the WILL position. We’ll have him rushing and have him dropping. He’s a really good athlete and comes from a good family. He wants to do well in everything that he does and he’s a neat kid to be around. Comes from a really good program at Good Counsel. We targeted Jessie very early. He’s a young man who we had in our camp at a young age and had him around here and he’s been around us quite a bit. He’s a young man that has a great future ahead of him. I like his size, speed and athletic ability.”

 

On recruiting locally: 

“It’s very important to us. Again, I think the one thing that everybody has to understand is that we want to recruit the best possible players here locally. Not everybody is going to fit the profile that we have. We’re not going to keep them all at home. But the ones that we identify that we want to keep at home that fit the particular needs for that year and fit the profile that we have, we’re going to aggressively pursue them. I really believe that if we can keep the nucleus of the guys from this area here at Maryland then that’s going to make us a better program.”

 

On how the new position coaches were involved in the process:

“We got Chad [Wilt] involved as soon as he got here. He went up and saw Brett [Kulka] in Erie and saw David [Shaw], two guys that he would be coaching. Keenan [McCardell] went up to visit with Juwann [Winfree] and that was very positive. We got Greg [Studrawa] in to see all the guys that he would be coaching. That was something we wanted to get done and we worked very diligently. We got three outstanding coaches and people that have a great track record that can relate and recruit. They played a big part down the stretch.”

 

On landing lesser known prospects:

“There’s a lot of fun when you find players that nobody else knows about and that the media doesn’t know about. When you take the time and effort to evaluate the kids the way you want to and then you know they’re good players and they develop and end up going onto the next level; it’s crazy because of the way the process is. That’s our job. Our job is to go out and evaluate everybody in our area. That goes back to the relationships and knowing coaches and knowing the good programs and I think we’ve got guys like that. It’s not about the stars or anything like that. It’s about what’s inside a person and the makeup. Each of these young men has a story and they all fit the profile of what we want in a Maryland football player.”

– Maryland –

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Maryland announces 17 man football recruiting class

Posted on 05 February 2014 by WNST Staff

Terps add 17 commits for the 2014 season

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – With several of the area’s top players in tow, along with key additions from around the nation, the University of Maryland football team announced its 2014 recruiting class on Wednesday.

Featuring nine players from the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia metropolitan area, head coach Randy Edsall announced the signing of 17 student-athletes, including 16 who signed national letters-of-intent on Wednesday. One signee, Derwin Gray, enrolled at the university for the spring semester.

Edsall and the coaching staff added a balanced recruiting class, which includes eight offensive players and eight defense players along with one specialist. The Terps landed a five-star recruit in Damian Prince for the third consecutive year in addition to 12 players who earned all-state honors.

“We made ourselves a better program today with the addition of these 17 recruits. We addressed our positions of need and added depth to our roster, which will increase competition for our student-athletes as we prepare for the 2014 season.”

According to Rivals, Maryland landed the top-two players in its home state in offensive lineman Damian Prince and linebacker Jesse Aniebonam. A Bishop McNamara product, Prince is the third five-star recruit to join the Maryland football team in as many years. Prince earned Parade All-American honors, first team All-USA honors from USA Today and was selected to play in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game.

Aniebonam, a four-star linebacker from Our Lady of Good Counsel in Olney, joins an already deep and talented linebacking corps. The native of Silver Spring was a consensus all-state selection and earned a spot in the 2014 U.S. Army All-America Game. The Terps further strengthened the position with the addition of Pennsylvania AAAA all-state performer Tyler Burke of Coatesville High School in Coatesville, Pa., and Nnamdi Egbuaba of St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, Md.

After signing with the Terps last year before prepping at Fork Union Military Academy, offensive lineman Derwin Gray enrolled at the university prior to the start of the spring semester and will be with the team when spring practice begins. Gray, who was ranked as the No. 1 recruit in D.C. by ESPN last year, played in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game.

In addition to Aniebonam and Gray, Maryland added three more four-star recruits in offensive lineman Larry Mazyck, quarterback Will Ulmer and wide receiver Juwann Winfree. Mazyck, a junior-college transfer for Iowa Western, earned first-team NJCAA All-American honors while helping to lead the Reivers to a No. 2 national ranking.

Ulmer, a native of Laurel, Md., prepped at St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C., and joined Prince in the Under Armour All-American game, while Winfree, who prepped at Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, N.J., participated in the 2014 Offense-Defense All-America Game.

All-state selections Sean Christie of Patchogue-Medford High School in Medford, N.Y., and Brendan Moore of Westwood High School in Austin, Texas, join Gray, Mazyck and Prince along the offensive line.

The Terps strengthened the tight end position with the addition of Andrew Gray of Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio. Gray was a Division III all-state selection as a senior.

Brett Kulka of General Mclane High School in Edinboro, Pa., and David Shaw of Spring Grove High School in Spring Grove, Pa., complete a group of two defensive lineman in the 2014 class.

Consensus All-Maryland selection Josh Woods of McDonogh School in Baltimore, Md., leads a group of three defensive backs. Woods is joined by Westlake High School’s Antwaine Carter and Colonial Forge’s Daniel Ezeagwu.

Semper Fi All-American and Arizona all-state selection Nate Adams of Greenway High School in Phoenix, Ariz., is another talented specialist set to join the Terps.

Bios of each signee are attached.

2014 Maryland Recruiting Class

Name                              Pos.    Ht.      Wt.      Yr.-Elig.    Hometown (High School/Previous School)

Nate Adams                     LS       6-2      230     Fr.-HS       Phoenix, Ariz. (Greenway HS)

Jesse Aniebonam             LB       6-3      240     Fr.-HS       Silver Spring, Md. (Our Lady of Good Counsel)

Tyler Burke                       LB       6-4      240     Fr.-HS       Coatesville, Pa. (Coatesville HS)

Antwaine Carter                DB      6-1      180     Fr.-HS       Waldorf, Md. (Westlake HS)

Sean Christie                    OL      6-5      280     Fr.-HS       Medford, N.Y. (Patchogue-Medford HS)

Nnamdi Egbuaba             LB       6-1      216     Fr.-HS       Baltimore, Md. (St. Frances Academy)

Daniel Ezeagwu                DB      6-1      200     Fr.-HS       Stafford, Va. (Colonial Forge HS)

Andrew Gray                    TE       6-4      235     Fr.-HS       Chardon, Ohio (Chardon HS)

Derwin Gray                     OL      6-5      295     Fr.-HS       Washington, D.C. (Friendship Collegiate/Fork Union)

Brett Kulka                       DL      6-5      235     Fr.-HS       Edinboro, Pa. (General Mclane HS)

Larry Mazyck                    OL      6-8      340     Jr.-TR        Washington, D.C. (Friendship Collegiate/Iowa Western)

Brendan Moore                OL      6-4      285     Fr.-HS       Austin, Texas (Westwood HS)

Damian Prince                  OL      6-5      300     Fr.-HS       Washington, D.C. (Bishop McNamara)

David Shaw                     DL      6-5      276     Fr.-HS       Spring Grove, Pa. (Spring Grove HS)

Will Ulmer                        QB      6-0      185     Fr.-HS       Laurel, Md. (St. John’s College HS)

Juwann Winfree                WR     6-2      180     Fr.-HS       Englewood, N.J. (Dwight Morrow HS)

Josh Woods                    DB      6-2      180     Fr.-HS       Baltimore, Md. (McDonogh School)

 

Pronunciation Guide

Jesse Aniebonam – ANN-e-bon-um

Nnamdi Eegbuaba – e-GUA-ba

Daniel Ezeagwu – EZZ-a-gow-wu

Larry Mazyck – MUH-zeek

Antwaine Carter – Antoine

 

2014 University of Maryland Football Signee Bios

Nate Adams

Long Snapper

Fr.-HS, 6-2, 230

Phoenix, Az. (Greenway High School)

 

At Greenway High School: A multi-faceted player for the Demons contributing at linebacker, long snapper, tight end and running back … recorded 101 tackles in 2013, a single-season school record … participated in the Semper Fi All-American Bowl after his senior season … earned Arizona All-State Division III first team honors … selected first team all-district and named the district defensive player of the year … rated the fourth-best long snapper in the 2014 class by long snapping instructor Chris Rubio and the seventh-best long snapper by 247Sports.com … rated a two-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and Scout … played for coach K.J. Anthony.

 

Jesse Aniebonam

Linebacker

Fr.-HS, 6-3, 240

Silver Spring, Md. (Our Lady of Good Counsel High School)

 

At Our Lady of Good Counsel High School: Starred along the defensive line for a Falcon team that reached the WCAC Semifinals … selected as a participant in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl … named a Maryland Consensus All-State first team selection and a first team Private School All-State honoree … named to the American Family Insurance All-USA D.C. Team … named an honorable mention All-Met selection by The Washington Post … tabbed an All-WCAC first team selection … honored as a Montgomery Gazette first team selection … rated a four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and Scout … rated the second-best prospect in the state of Maryland by Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports.com … coached by Bob Milloy.

 

Tyler Burke

Linebacker

Fr.-HS, 6-4, 240

Coatesville, Pa. (Coatesville High School)

 

At Coatesville High School: Helped the Red Raiders to a 9-2 record and spot in the PIAA AAAA District 1 playoffs … played linebacker and tight end for Coatesville … totaled 150 tackles, 11 sacks and three interceptions as a senior … named to the Pennsylvania Football Writers’ Class AAAA All-State Team and The Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southern Pa. Team as a senior … named to the USA Today All-PA squad … selected as the Daily Local News All-Area Player of the Year … named a first-team member of the All-EasternPAFootball.com Big School Team … tabbed a three-time, first-team selection on the Philadelphia Inquirer All-Chest Mont Team … named the Chest Mont LB of the Year in 2012 and 2013, and the league’s player of the year in 2013 … selected to represent Team Pennsylvania in the Big 33 Classic … during his junior season, helped lead Coatesville to the state championship game where he recorded 18 tackles … rated a three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and Scout … ranked the 19th-and-30th-best prospect in the state of Pennsylvania by ESPN and Rivals, respectively … coached by Matt Ortega.

 

Antwaine Carter

Defensive Back

Fr.-HS, 6-1, 180

Waldorf, Md. (Westlake High School)

 

At Westlake High School: Helped the Wolverines reach the Maryland 3A Regional Semifinals in 2013 … named a first team All-Charles County selection … tabbed a second team All-SMAC honoree … rated a two-star recruit by Rivals and Scout … coached by Marlon Curtis.

 

Sean Christie

Offensive Lineman

Fr.-HS, 6-5, 280

Medford, N.Y. (Patchogue-Medford High School)

 

At Patchogue-Medford High School: Played offensive tackle and on the defensive line for the Raiders for three seasons … did not allow a sack during his senior season … was the co-winner of the Zellner Award, which is presented to the best offensive lineman in the county by the Suffolk County Football Coaches Association … a second-team selection on the New York State Sportswriters Association Class AA All-State team … tabbed a first-team selection for the Newsday All-Long Island team … named an all-county and all-league selection … rated a three-star prospect by ESPN … tabbed a two-star recruit by Rivals and Scout … ranked the 14th-best prospect in New York by 247Sports.com … coached by Gary Marangi.

 

Nnamdi Egbuaba

Linebacker

Fr.-HS, 6-1, 216

Baltimore, Md. (St. Frances Academy)

 

At St. Frances Academy: During his senior season totaled 105 tackles, 19 sacks and 17 tackles for loss to help the Panthers to a fourth-place finish in the MIAA A Conference … named second team All-Metro by The Baltimore Sun … earned second-team honors on the Maryland Private School All-State Team … represented the South Team in the Chesapeake Bowl … earned first team All-MIAA honors as a junior … rated a three-star recruit by ESPN … rated a two-star recruit by Rivals and Scout … also lettered in basketball for the Panthers … coached by Messay Hailemariam.

 

Daniel Ezeagwu

Defensive Back

Fr.-HS, 6-1, 200

Stafford, Va. (Colonial Forge High School)

 

At Colonial Forge High School: During his senior season played cornerback, wide receiver and kick returner while helping lead his team to the Virginia 6A semifinals … totaled 62 tackles, four forced fumbles and an interception … also had 50 receptions for 743 yards and nine touchdowns … tabbed a VirginiaPreps.com 6A First-Team All-State and All-Region selection on defense … named a first team all-area and all-district selection … named player of the year by The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star … rated a three-star recruit by ESPN and a two-star recruit by Rivals … coached by Bill Brown.

Andrew Gray

Tight End

Fr.-HS, 6-4, 235

Chardon, Ohio (Chardon High School)

 

At Chardon High School: Saw action on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball during his senior season … caught 12 passes for just under 200 yards and helped open holes for the Hilltoppers to rush for 3,815 yards and 44 touchdowns during his junior campaign … tabbed a second-team selection to the 2013 Associated Press Division III All-Ohio Football Team … named a first team Northeast Lakes Division III All-District honoree … selected as a Cleveland.com Honorable Mention All-Star … earned first-team all-league honors … rated a three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and Scout … also played three seasons of varsity hoops and earned all-state honors in 2012 … played for Mitch Hewitt.

 

Derwin Gray

Offensive Lineman

Fr.-HS, 6-5, 295

Washington, D.C. (Fork Union Military Academy/Friendship Collegiate Academy)

 

Enrolled at Maryland for the spring semester and will participate in spring practice.

 

At Fork Union Military Academy: Spent the 2013 season at Fork Union Military Academy where he was coached by John Shuman.

 

At Friendship Collegiate Academy: Helped lead Friendship Collegiate to the 2012 DCSAA Championship as a senior … played in the Under Armor All-American Game … also played on the South Team at the Chesapeake Bowl … ranked the number two player in Washington, D.C. by Rivals and the number one recruit the Nation’s Capital by ESPN … named second-team All-Met by The Washington Post … coached by Aazaar Abdul-Rahim.

 

Brett Kulka

Defensive Lineman

Fr.-HS, 6-5, 235

Edinboro, Pa. (General Mclane High School)

 

At General Mclane High School: Totaled 52 tackles (34 solo), three sacks, 10 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one interception and one touchdown during his senior season … named all-region as both an offensive and defensive lineman … earned all-state honors from the Pennsylvania Sports Writers and the PA Football News … tabbed a three-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals … rated a two-star recruit by Scout … played for Jim Wells.

 

Larry Mazyck

Offensive Lineman

Jr.-TR, 6-8, 340

Washington, D.C. (Friendship Collegiate Academy/Iowa Western Community College)

 

At Iowa Western Community College: Started at tackle for the Reivers in 2013 and helped them finish 11-1 and capture their second consecutive Midwest Football Conference title to finish the season ranked No. 2 in the country … earned first team NJCAA All-American honors … named first team All-Midwest Football Conference … powered a running attack that ranked seventh nationally averaging 265.0 yards per game … tabbed a four-star recruit by Scout … rated a three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and Scout … coached by Scott Strohmeier.

 

At New Mexico: Played in seven games as a reserve tackle for the Lobos.

 

At Fork Union: Spent the 2010 season at Fork Union Military Academy where he was coached by Micky Sullivan.

 

At Friendship Collegiate: Started along the offensive line for the Knights … coached by Aazaar Abdul-Rahim.

 

Brendan Moore

Offensive Lineman

Fr.-HS, 6-4, 285

Austin, Texas (Westwood High School)

 

At Westwood High School: Helped lead Westwood to a runner-up finish in District 16-5A and a spot in the Texas AAAAA DII playoffs … earned second team Texas Associated Press Sports Editors Class 5A All-State honors … selected to the 2013 All-Central Texas First Team by the Austin American-Statesman … named first team all-district in 2013 and 2012 … rated a three-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals … tabbed a two-star recruit by Scout … coached by Anthony Wood.

 

 

Damian Prince

Offensive Line

Fr-HS, 6-5, 300

Washington, D.C. (Bishop McNamara)

 

At Bishop McNamara: One of the most dominant offensive lineman in the country … selected to the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game … named a Parade All-American … tabbed as a first team All-USA honoree by USA Today … a two-time Maryland Consensus All-State selection … a two-time Washington Post first team All-Met selection … a two-time first team All-WCAC selection … rated a five-star recruit and the No. 20 player in the nation by Rivals … tabbed a four-star recruit by ESPN and Scout … coached by Keith Goganious.

 

David Shaw

Defensive Line

Fr.-HS, 6-5, 276

Spring Grove, Pa. (Spring Grove High School)

 

At Spring Grove High School: During his senior season was named first team All-YAIAA … totaled 54 tackles and earned All-YAIAA honors during his junior season … named to Team Pennsylvania for the 2014 Big 33 Football Classic … rated a three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and Scout … played for Russ Stoner.

 

Will Ulmer

Quarterback

Fr.-HS, 6-0, 185

Laurel, Md. (St. John’s College High School)

 

St. John’s College High School: Under center, Ulmer helped lead the Cadets to a 9-2 record and the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship game … passed for over 1,100 yards and rushed for over 1,300 yards with 21 combined touchdowns during his senior campaign … selected for the 2014 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game … named the offensive player of the year on the American Family Insurance All-USA D.C. Team … earned first team All-WCAC honors as a senior and junior … named an honorable mention All-Met selection by The Washington Post … tabbed a four-star recruit by ESPN … rated a three-star recruit by Rivals and Scout … coached by Joe Patterson.

 

Juwann Winfree

Wide Receiver

Fr.-HS, 6-2, 180

Englewood, N.J. (Dwight Morrow High School)

 

At Dwight Morrow High School: Played both sides of the ball as a wide receiver and defensive back for the Maroon Raiders … had 33 catches for 733 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior and totaled 52 tackles and two interceptions on defense … named a third team New Jersey All-State selection on defense … earned first team All-Bergen honors … selected for the 2014 Offense-Defense All-America Game … named to the New Jersey team for the N.Y. vs. N.J. All-Star Football Classic … rated a four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and Scout … coached by Barry Harris.

 

 

Josh Woods

Defensive Back

Fr.-HS, 6-2, 180

Baltimore, Md. (McDonogh School)

 

At McDonogh School: A two-way player for the Eagles starring at cornerback and wide receiver … helped the Eagles complete an 11-0 season in 2013 culminating in the school’s first MIAA A outright title … had 35 tackles and four interceptions at safety … totaled 35 catches for 800 yards and 10 touchdowns as a wide receiver … a Maryland Consensus All-State selection and a first team Maryland Private School All-State honoree … named a Baltimore Sun first team All-Metro selection on defense … earned All-MIAA A honors … named to Team Maryland for the 2014 Big 33 Football Classic … rated a three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and Scout … coached by Dominic D’Amico.

 

2014 University of Maryland Football Recruiting Class Breakdown

BY STATE

MARYLAND/D.C. (8)

• Jesse Aniebonam

• Antwaine Carter                                                                                                                      

• Nnamdi Egbuaba

• Derwin Gray

• Larry Mazyck

• Damian Prince

• Will Ulmer

• Josh Woods

 

PENNSYLVANIA (3)

• Tyler Burke

• Brett Kulka

• David Shaw

 

ARIZONA (1)

• Nate Adams

 

NEW JERSEY (1)

• Juwann Winfree

 

NEW YORK (1)

• Sean Christie

 

OHIO (1)

• Andrew Gray

 

TEXAS (1)

• Brendan Moore

 

VIRGINIA (1)

• Daniel Ezeagwu                                                                                                                                 

 

INDIVIDUAL HONORS

 

FIVE-STAR RECRUITS (1)

• Damian Prince (Rivals)

 

FOUR-STAR RECRUITS (5)

• Jesse Aniebonam (ESPN, Rivals, Scout)

• Derwin Gray (ESPN, Rivals, Scout)

• Larry Mazyck (Scout)

• Will Ulmer (ESPN)

• Juwann Winfree (ESPN, Rivals, Scout)

 

THREE-STAR RECRUITS (8)

• Tyler Burke (ESPN, Rivals, Scout)

• Sean Christie (ESPN)

• Daniel Ezeagwu (ESPN)

• Andrew Gray (ESPN, Rivals, Scout)

• Brett Kulka (ESPN, Rivals)

• Brendan Moore (ESPN, Rivals)

• David Shaw (ESPN, Rivals, Scout)

• Josh Woods (ESPN, Rivals, Scout)

 

OFFENSE-DEFENSE ALL-AMERICAN (1)

• Juwann Winfree

 

PARADE ALL-AMERICAN (1)

• Damian Prince

 

SEMPER FI ALL-AMERICAN (1)

• Nate Adams

 

UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICANS (2)

• Damian Prince

• Will Ulmer

 

U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN (1)

• Jesse Aniebonam

 

ALL-STATE HONOREES (12)

• Nate Adams (Ariz.)

• Jesse Aniebonam (Md.)

• Tyler Burke (Pa.)

• Sean Christie (N.Y.)

• Nnamdi Egbuaba (Md.)

• Daniel Ezeagwu (Va.)

• Andrew Gray (Ohio)

• Brett Kulka (Pa.)

• Brendan Moore (Texas)

• Damian Prince (Md.)

• Juwann Winfree (N.J.)

• Josh Woods (Md.)

 

TEAM RANKINGS

• 247Sports (43)

• Rivals (52)

• Scout (60)

 

BY POSITION

 

OFFENSE (8)

 

Quarterback (1)

• Will Ulmer

 

Wide Receiver (1)

• Juwann Winfree

 

Offensive Linemen (5)

• Sean Christie

• Derwin Gray

• Larry Mazyck

• Brendan Moore

• Damian Prince

 

Tight End (1)

• Andrew Gray

 

DEFENSE (8)

 

Defensive Linemen (2)

• Brett Kulka

• David Shaw

 

Linebacker (3)

• Jesse Aniebanam

• Tyler Burke

• Nnamdi Egbuaba

 

Defensive Backs (3)

• Antwaine Carter

• Daniel Ezeagwu

• Josh Woods

 

SPECIAL TEAMS (1)

 

Long Snapper (1)

• Nate Adams

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