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Eight DeMatha Players Hold U-Md. Offers

It's a busy time at DeMatha, where nine juniors and two sophomores already hold scholarship offers. Most interesting? Eight of those players have been offered by Maryland, Stags Coach Bill McGregor said.

"We've never had anything like this before," McGregor said. "Truthfully, if you get one or two from the University of Maryland, that's a lot."

The Terps last month offered safety Lorenzo Waters (6-1, 197), wide receiver-cornerback Mike Cooley (6-0, 200), running back Marcus Coker (6-1, 220) and lineman Ari Kouandjio (6-5, 310). Then, yesterday, following an open workout in the school gym, Maryland offered four more DeMatha players: offensive lineman Shane Johnson (6-4, 290), wide receiver-defensive back Jeff Knox (6-2, 203) and sophomores Cyrus Kouandjio (6-6, 295, lineman) and Delonte Morton (running back-linebacker).

Cyrus Kouandjio was on the varsity as a freshman but didn't play much. He'll start this season, McGregor said, and now has two scholarship offers, with Maryland joining Pittsburgh.

"Ari can go anywhere, he probably has 30 offers," McGregor said. "Cyrus is bigger, he'll have anything he wants in the whole country. He'll be a national recruit."

Yesterday, Maryland had three coaches and Virginia two at DeMatha's workout, with five other schools also represented. Today, McGregor said, Alabama, California and North Carolina State had coaches in Hyattsville.

Alabama has offered Ari Kouandjio and is interested in Coker and Waters, McGregor said. "I wouldn't be surprised if they both got offers from Alabama, too," he said.

By Josh Barr  | April 29, 2009; 2:49 PM ET
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Go get 'em Ralph! Looks like the DeMatha pipeline is opening up to MD the last couple of years and we need to keep these kids home!

Posted by: virtueandvice | April 30, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Maryland football - loses another one to Penn State

Nittany Lions snare highly-sought Adrian Coxson
Receiver Adrian Coxson, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound prospect from Baltimore City College High (Baltimore, Md.), has become the third Class of 2010 pledge for Penn State.

Coxson also holds scholarship offers from Michigan, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Boston College, Maryland, Georgia and Florida, among others.

He told ESPN affiliate Web site NittanyNetwork.com after a visit to campus over the weekend, "It was great. I loved it. I liked the people and the fans. I just thought everything was great."

As a junior, Coxson had 40 receptions for 987 yards (24.7 average) and 12 touchdowns. He also averaged 23 yards per punt return.


Posted by: hclark1 | April 30, 2009 1:43 PM | Report abuse

When will the University of Maryland learn to recruit Baltimore City? Last time I looked, Baltimore City is part of the State of Maryland.

The coaches, boosters and alumni need to open their eyes to Baltimore. There are a lot of quality kids who play good football who would love the opportunity to represent their State.

The University of Maryland is more than a Washington area school.

Posted by: sdbeckham | April 30, 2009 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Cyrus Kouandjio did not even go to dematha as a freshman. he is a sophomore transfer this year.

Posted by: jumpman3000 | April 30, 2009 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: island1 | May 4, 2009 9:46 PM | Report abuse

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