Will Terps' Struggles Impact Recruiting?
Just when you're thinking how well things are going on the field for Maryland and how their recruiting probably will get a bump, they turn in Saturday night's stinker at Virginia.
On Thursday night, Ralph Friedgen, offensive coordinator James Franklin, defensive coordinator Chris Cosh, recruiting coordinator Dave Sollazzo and running back coach John Donovan (hope I'm not missing anyone) were all smiles after watching Good Counsel running back Caleb Porzel tear up DeMatha. Not that one game makes a difference, but it had to feel good to watch a recruit (who had previously pledged to Virginia) shine on such a big stage, with the stands packed and ESPN2's cameras in attendance.
Just 48 hours later, though, things were much different. Fortunately, the game was hidden away on ESPNU.
Will the outcome hinder Maryland? And will it help Virginia? The two teams fight for many of the same recruits.
I have to think that among local players, there won't be much impact. These players already are familiar with both teams and their coaches. But for players outside the region, you hvae to think the result will resonate.
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