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Football Recruiting 2007-08

Thursday, September 11, 2008 11:41am
By: Accsports Staff






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. It’s also, by far, the best class academically we’ve 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