Maryland Football Recruiting: Friendship RB Albert Reid Commits To Play For Terps

The Terps landed another highly touted local running back on Thursday when Friendship's Albert Reid committed to play for Maryland.

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Maryland Football Recruiting: Friendship Running Back Albert Reid Commits To Maryland

The positive momentum that Maryland football has built up after hiring Mike Locksley as offensive coordinator continues today, as the Terps picked up a commitment from Friendship running back Albert Reid, according to sources via our very own Testudo Times.

Reid had originally committed to play for West Virginia, but decommitted last week and named Maryland among Iowa and Vanderbilt as the three teams he would ultimately decide between. In the end, Maryland was his choice.

Reid rates out as a four star running back on some of the services, and a three star on others, but make no mistake, he is a potential impact player at Maryland. He isn't the biggest guy, but he has speed to burn and has impressive balance when taking on blockers.

Reid combines with Wes Brown to give the Terps two highly touted, and perhaps more importanlty, local running back prospects in their 2012 class. They are different enough that they should compliment each other when they get to Maryland, so competition between them probably won't be an issue.

This is also an important commitment for the Terps because it means they took one from West Virginia, and losing local recruits to the Mountaineers had been a big problem for the Terps over the past few years. If they can even close down even that pipeline, it would go a long way towards helping boost their local recruiting.

For more on this signing, head over to the aforementioned Testudo Times.

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Wes Brown, Mike Locksley And The Next Phase Of Maryland Football Recruiting

Four-star running back Wes Brown committed to play for the Maryland Terrapins on Thursday night. Is he the first domino in a new boon of local recruiting?

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Wes Brown Update: Good Counsel Running Back Commits To Maryland

Randy Edsall and the University of Maryland football team got a huge boost Thursday night, winning the recruiting battle for Good Counsel four star running back Wes Brown. Brown announced his intention to play at Maryland on ESPN at the Under Armour All-American game at Tropicana Field.

The hiring of assistant coach Mike Locksley, a reputed ace recruiter in the DC area, played a huge role in Brown's commitment to continue his career in College Park. Brown had been considering Vanderbilt, Colorado, and Miami until Locksley and the Terps made a late push. Locksley, along with the transfer-in of Brown's close friend and adopted brother Zach Dancel, dramatically changed the circumstances as the calendar turned to 2012.

When prompted by Dari Nowkah on Thursday night's broadcast, Brown said that Maryland's high-profile uniforms had nothing to do with his committment. He did say the support in the Maryland area and being close to his mother played a huge part in his preference to play for the Terps.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Terps, visit SB Nation's Maryland blog, Testudo Times.

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Maryland Football Recruiting: Good Counsel RB Wes Brown Announcing Decision Thursday, Terps In Mix

The Maryland Terrapins could be on the verge of securing a big and important football commitment. Good Counsel running back Wes Brown, a four-star local recruit, is expected to announce his final decision at the Under Armour All-American Game on Thursday night. Several insiders believe that Maryland has emerged as a favorite to land Brown, according to Josh Barr of the Washington Post.

Nothing will be decided until Thursday night, of course, but the Terps raised some eyebrows when they secured a commitment from Brown's high school teammate, tight end Zach Dancel, on Wednesday. Now, even Rivals predicts that Brown will sign with the Terps.

SB Nation's Terps blog Testudo Times explained the significance of Brown signing with Maryland.

Which, of course, would be a massive development. He'd be Maryland's first top-250 commitment (Rivals' ranking) since Titus Till in the 2010 class, and would almost certainly challenge for playing time at running back from Day One. Even more significantly, he'd be that all-important first domino in Maryland's recruiting finish, the local stud who could potentially parlay into more local studs. Could it be that the "everyone stay home" campaign we've been so long awaiting is finally here? Well ... maybe. I guess we're about to find out.

Two other locals -- Eddie Goldman and Ronald Darby -- will also be playing in the game, which is at 7:30 on ESPN.

For more on the Maryland Terrapins, visit SB Nation's Maryland blog Testudo Times.

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Maryland Football Recruiting: Terps Get Commitments From Zach Dancel, Levern Jacobs

The Maryland Terrapins picked up some new transfers today, both of which are connected to offensive coordinator Mike Locksley.

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