Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Football class gains Mo

Maryland football gained the oral commitment of Caleb Porzel, a running back from Good Counsel High School in Olney. He isn't a big back but has excellent speed and good vision. Expect him to be a factor as a third down back and returner. You can see a highlight package on the video below. He joins Drew Gloster as another Good Counsel player to attend Maryland. Teammate Jelani Jenkins is one of the most coveted linebackers in the nation.

Maryland had more good news recently as Forestville defensive end Deonte Arnett chose Maryland. Arnett is a 4-star player with great size, 6-4 235 pounds, and may grow into a formidable end. Maryland hasn't had a reliable pass rushing end since Kevin Eli.

The news wasn't so good for the basketball team as 2009 recruit Dante Taylor picked Pitt over Maryland and others. The 5-star power forward was dominating in summer AAU play and is a likely high school All-American at a position the Terps desperately need help. Williams and his staff now need to scramble to find some 2009 frontcourt help.


FREDTERP said...

Esq I heard Gloster is having academic trouble. Any truth to this? FREDTERP

Esquire said...

FRED, according to Patrick Stevens of the Washington Times Gloster is still on the Maryland roster contrary to rumors he was leaving. He is also listed as the leading "F" receiver (Maryland's version of the H-back), the role that Jason Goode filled last year. Gloster is not on the depth chart at tight end. With Gronkowski and touted freshman Lansford Watson and Devonte Campbell in the mix I think Maryland has a bunch of options even if Gloster fizzles. He struggled with his focus and discipline last spring and I think he is battling some confidence issues currently. Hopefully he'll come back in August determined to make an impact and with his grades in order.