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Hawkins Still With Terps, But Might Take Other Visits?

Quince Orchard All-Met defensive back Travis Hawkins will not enroll for the second semester at Maryland and might take some official visits to other schools, but he remains committed to play for the Terps, Quince Orchard Coach Dave Mencarini said. According to Mencarini, Hawkins, who is considered a top-notch cornerback, has yet to score high enough on the SAT to qualify for initial collegiate athletic eligibility.

Hawkins and Good Counsel linebacker Jelani Jenkins, the All-Met Defensive Player of the Year, roomed together last week leading up to the UnderArmour All-America Game in Orlando.

"He's really close, but at this point he can't take it again before you have to enroll," Mencarini said. "He is still committed to Maryland, that's what he has always said. He has said in the past to Ralph [Friedgen], 'If I don't graduate early, I still might take some other visits.' "

By Josh Barr  | January 8, 2009; 2:00 PM ET
Categories:  Football  | Tags:  Travis Hawkins  
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Travis Hawkins should sign with North Carolina.

Maryland will finish with a 2-10 record in 2009.

Jelani Jenkins will look great in a Florida Gator uniform.

Go Tar Heels !

Posted by: hclark1 | January 8, 2009 5:23 PM | Report abuse


Shouldn't you be doing your homework? I'm going to tell your mother on you.

Posted by: Terptwin | January 8, 2009 7:22 PM | Report abuse

I am glad Tavon Austin did not choose UNC!

Posted by: island1 | January 8, 2009 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Hey Josh,

I watched the title game last night and the announcers said that one of the OU defensive lineman, Mike Balogun, played at Lackawanna College in Md. and was found on an online recruiting service. He's actually from Upper Marlboro and Lackawanna is in Pennsylvania but was this guy a big recruit and didn't make grades? I'm just wondering why he ended up at OU because of an online recruiting service.

Posted by: benshles | January 9, 2009 10:09 AM | Report abuse

Has the kid looked at the depth chart??? He's likely to see time even if he isn't enrolled early. Something smells fishy. How far off is he on the SAT??....suspecting here he may not even be in the ballpark for admission??? Will he be taking a visit to New Mexico? or are the fine scholar athlete/citizens of State Penn U. calling?

Posted by: asnis715 | January 9, 2009 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Hey, anus715 - as for the fish smell, you know where to check.

Interesting that you bring PSU into this even though they aren't mentioned. Good to see that your p envy hasn't dissipated.

Posted by: 42Fan | January 10, 2009 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Mr. Barr--What in the world is wrong with the recruiting programs at U Md.As it relates to the football and basketball teams????. The recriting in both sports has been LESS THAN STELLAR IN THE LAST 3--4 YEARS???. They have lost MANY excellent players (in the D.C. region) to other universities AND have NOT been able to attract QUALITY PLAYERS when THEY are successful in getting a local player. It would be nice interesting to get your take as an "insider" to the local recruiting system. I would like to see you write an in depth piece on what you perceive to be the problems with both sports.

Posted by: vergens2 | January 10, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

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