Coach: Ralph Friedgen
2008 Maryland Signees:.
Recent Recruiting Rankings (By Rivals.com): No. 35, No. 32, No. 17, No. 16, No. 29, No. 35 under Friedgen from 2002-07.
Consensus 2008 Prep All-Americans: VA WR Kerry Boykins, MD WR Kevin Dorsey, MD WR Kenny Tate.
Interesting Story: Linebacker commitment Eteyen Edet, whose parents were born in Nigeria, had an adventurous high school career. After spending his freshman and sophomore seasons at Wagner High in Staten Island, N.Y., Edet transferred to Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia. He spent the 2007 season at his third school in a third state in as many years, as he starred at Friendly High in Fort Washington, Md. Edet flew under the recruiting radar for most of his high school career but earned several scholarship offers after recording more than 100 tackles, five sacks and two interceptions as a senior.
Top 2008 Recruiters: Defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Chris Cosh served as the lead recruiter for three key additions: wide receiver Kenny Tate, defensive back Cameron Chism and defensive tackle A.J. Francis. New offensive coordinator James Franklin was quite successful recruiting in-state for the Terrapins, luring Maryland standouts Teddy Dargan, Davin Meggett and Eteyen Edet. Franklin also helped recruit prep school tight end Devonte Campbell.
States Represented (9): Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia.
Academic Worries: some, including Eteyen Edet and Zach Kerr.
Key Misses: VA LB Zach Brown (North Carolina), DC DT Reggie Ellis (Illinois), VA QB Mike Glennon (N.C. State), MD RB Josh Haden (Boston College), SC LB Sterling Lucas (N.C. State), MD DB Okechuckwu Okoroha (Boston College), MD ATH Lamaar Thomas (Ohio State).
Quotable Quote: "This is a great class in terms of size, speed and athleticism. Its also, by far, the best class academically weve had to date." Maryland head coach Ralph Friedgen
Maryland Football Recruiting Articles (Links):
Maryland recruiting overview Baltimore Sun
Tyler Bass story Baltimore Sun
Maryland Signing Day breakdown WBAL-TV Baltimore
"Meet Kerry Boykins" Baltimore Sun
Kenny Tate feature Washington Times
Kerry Boykins "questions" Baltimore Sun
Maryland class "superlatives" Baltimore Sun
"Meet the Terrapins" Baltimore Sun
R.J. Dill recruiting report Baltimore Sun
"Meet Kevin Dorsey" Baltimore Sun
Tracking the Terps Gary Douglas Baltimore Sun
"Meet Gary Douglas" Baltimore Sun
"Meet Eteyen Edet" Baltimore Sun
Eteyen Edet story Baltimore Sun
"Meet A.J. Francis" Baltimore Sun
"Meet Justin Gilbert" Baltimore Sun
"Meet Demetrius Hartsfield" Baltimore Sun
Demetrius Hartsfield feature (second in article) Baltimore Sun
"Meet Mosembo Kabongo" Baltimore Sun
Mosengo Kabongo Signing Day story Connecticut Post
Friedgen announces signing class wtopnews.com
Davin Meggett video highlights Washington Post
Davin Meggett season recap Baltimore Sun
Kenny Tate commitment feature The Sporting News
Kenny Tate article Washington Post