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#41 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 06:31 AM

Why would anyone care about early football commitments?


Will say this though... besides the normal 17-18 year old kids changing their mind...  one of the biggest questions I have is will MD be able to maintain this class if there isn't progress on the field (which may be hard to see given the schedule).



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Posted 06 July 2017 - 11:28 AM

Washington Post: Maryland football’s 2018 recruiting class just got a big boost. His name is Noah Boykin
https://www.washingt...m=.855b10a6e049


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:13 AM

3-star LB Jordan Mosley (Havertown, PA) committed to Maryland last night: http://247sports.com...Mosley-46039422

 

Chose the Terps over offers from UConn, Minnesota, and Rutgers, among others.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 09:40 AM

IMS: Wiltfong's Weekly Buzz:
http://maryland.247s...trail-105502171

 

And there will soon be a fifth team in this league ready to go toe to toe with anyone.

The Maryland Terrapins.

No coach spent more time talking recruiting at the podium of Big Ten media day than Terrapins coach D.J. Durkin, who just plain gets it when it comes to program-building. Having the experience of working for Jim Harbaugh at Stanford – and then again as his defensive coordinator at Michigan – Durkin helped mold two different programs into a contender. Then there was the time spent working under Meyer in Gainesville, where Durkin certainly saw the time and energy needed to be put into recruiting.

Coaches talk all the time about recruiting being the lifeblood of their program but for many it’s just coach speak. Durkin is living it in College Park, with a staff full of grinders too.

“We make no mistake about it, in our program we work on recruiting every single day,” Durkin said. “There's not a day where we're not doing something to help recruiting in some aspect.

“I mean that's what it's all about. If you want to win at a high level, you've got to have great players. That's who wins the games, the players do.”

Last year was Durkin and company’s first full year on the recruiting trail and they ended up signing 247Sports’s No. 18 class. They’re pushing for a second-straight top 25 class this cycle, currently sitting at No. 20. Durkin doubled the win total last fall in his first season (6-7) in leading his program to a bowl game. A tough schedule this fall could see the Terps take a slight step back, but two years from now, as the new staff’s players and culture continue to be ingrained in the program, this will be a team that will have the size, length and speed to be a perennial top-25 squad.

Aiding in the recruiting efforts are the new Cole Field House, roughly a 150-million dollar project currently being built as the Terrapins facilities will soon be on par with the college football heavyweights along with things like the close relationship with Under Amour. But at the end of the day recruiting still comes down to the good, old fashion hard work of evaluating and then courting the top targets.

“So all those things together I think really allows us, puts us in a really good spot to recruit at a very high level, which is what I think is great about and unique about this job,” Durkin said. “That's where I feel we can really put ourselves on the map with anyone.”

Perhaps most importantly, Durkin has his staff and players on the same page when it comes to recruiting.

“Our players are a big part of it,” Durkin said. “When guys come and they're hosting them, and that's a really big part of that visit, that a recruit feels comfortable with the team and gets along with the guys. And our guys, we talked about that and teach them and really work at it, because that's a big part of it.”


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 11:18 AM

Terps got a transfer from FSU. Former 4-star Gonzaga (DC) DB Marcus Lewis. He'll have 2 years of eligibility after he sits out this season.

 

http://maryland.247s...yland-105598578


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 03:10 PM

The Lewis transfer is yet another indication of the culture change at UMD. Loving what Durkin and his staff are putting together. Great things to come... just need patience to allow it to happen. This season may be tough, but 2018+ should show far better returns.



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 03:55 PM

Between JC Jackson, Tino Ellis, Deon Jones, and now Marcus Lewis, the 2018 CB group ought to be STACKED. 


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 05:47 PM

Of all the scholarship CBs currently on the roster, none were around prior to last year.



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 11:20 PM

Of all the scholarship CBs currently on the roster, none were around prior to last year.

Yeah, crazy but true. The only other position that's true of is QB. Tons of young talent at both CB and S on this roster.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 05:52 PM

Great day today, getting Darryl Jones (WR) and Tyler Baylor (DE). :)


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 06:53 PM

Great day today, getting Darryl Jones (WR) and Tyler Baylor (DE). :)

 

Both big, but getting that local DE (after missing on several the last few classes) was great to see.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 06:58 PM

What a great read that article was Stoner. Hard not to be pumped after reading about Durkin. I've bought in.
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Posted 01 August 2017 - 07:00 PM

247 has MD's 2018 class currently ranked 18th overall, 4th in the Big Ten.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 08:14 PM

Durkin was a HR hire but how long do we get him before he moves up.



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Posted 01 August 2017 - 08:33 PM

Durkin was a HR hire but how long do we get him before he moves up.


If he does well enough to move up, the program will be in good position when he leaves. Can't worry about that now.



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Posted 03 August 2017 - 01:03 PM


If he does well enough to move up, the program will be in good position when he leaves. Can't worry about that now.

If they could sync up Durkin taking a new job with Walt Bell taking over the HC job I think that could be a great transition. But yeah, no reason to worry about him moving on. We'd obviously all take a few years of Durkin over 10 of mediocrity with the same coach.


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 09:47 AM

Lost out on Mustipher who is going to Penn State. Too bad there.



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 04:13 PM

IMS: Breaking: Georgia Tight End Chigoziem Okonkwo Talks Commitment
http://maryland.247s...rylandTerrapins



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Posted 20 August 2017 - 10:38 AM

IMS: Breaking: Mammoth Tackle T.J. Bradley Commits to Maryland
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Posted 20 August 2017 - 06:20 PM

I know Coach Durkin has made a lot of progress locking down the DMV area, but I just got a press release for Penn State naming their eight co-captains.  FOUR of them are from the DMV:

 

Marcus Allen (Upper Marlboro, Md.)

DaeSean Hamilton (Fredericksburg, Va.)

Trace McSorley (Ashburn, Va.)

Nick Scott (Fairfax, Va.)

 

That needs to change, and hopefully the change is underway.






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