Four-star 2023 edge rusher Rico Walker announced his decommitment from North Carolina Friday.
The 6-foot-3 defender visited College Park in June and had the team in his most recent top five. Following the announcement, Maryland football recruiting analyst Gary Wortham Jr. sent the tweet below — Walker liked the post.
TBIA 🐢📍📈 pic.twitter.com/8jnwBZeS71
— Gary Wortham Jr (@GJrWorth) November 12, 2022
Maryland football has yet to sign a four-star recruit in its 2023 class.
Three-star 2024 basketball forward Nate Guerengomba took an unofficial visit to College Park. Maryland gave him an offer in April.
How It Look Terp Nation??🐢🐢 pic.twitter.com/KVFOA5R7gq
— Nate Guerengomba (@n8tegg) November 13, 2022
As Maryland football hosts No. 2 Ohio State this weekend, four-star linebacker Gabriel Williams will take an unofficial visit. Williams is ranked by On3 sports as the top player in Maryland for the class of 2024.
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Jimmy Waddell, 2023, Midfielder
St. Augustine Preparatory School in Richland, New Jersey
Waddell originally committed to Jacksonville. He planned on attending that school until just a few days before signing day when Maryland coach John Tillman gave him a call.
“Ever since that phone call, I realized how many opportunities I will have to not only win a national championship but also get a great job and be a better person,” Waddell told PhillyLacrosse.com.
Kaitlyn Schwab, 2024
Aspire Gymnastics in Joliet, Illinois
Over her time in gymnastics, Schwab has broken seven bones and has undergone four surgeries, according to an interview she did with Region 5 Gym Insider. Through it all, she has persevered to qualify nationally in the past two years.
In Schwab’s most recent nationals appearance, she concluded with an all-around score of 36.925, which was 35th in her division. However, she ranked sixth on the bars with a mark of 9.675.
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Nicollette Crochet, 2024
MG Elite in Morganville, New Jersey
Over the past few years, several interruptions have kept Crochet from competing.
The COVID-19 pandemic prevented her from competing in the 2020 Level 10 state championship. In 2021, she had toe surgery, which stopped her from competing in the 2022 season, per Gym-Style.com
Despite the setbacks, Crochet has proven her ability to get to Level 10, making her a potentially strong addition to Maryland coach Brett Nelligan’s squad.
Four-star 2024 defensive back Braydon Lee included Maryland football among his top 10 teams.
The On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine gives the Terps a 25 percent chance of landing the Charles Herbert Flowers star, the highest among all schools and more than twice as likely as second-ranked West Virginia.