Great Day to be a Terp – Kaindoh commits

By Wayne Viener – With the verbal commitment of Josh Kaindoh, the 5 star defensive end from IMG Academy and the B1G lacrosse title clinching victory over Johns Hopkins it has been a good day.

Kaindoh’s commitment, while just a verbal, really puts a stamp on the D.J. Durkin efforts.  It shows how excited players are by the defense and adds a push to the DMV to UMD movement.  The Terps have the 15th ranked class according to the Rivals network with 7 commitments.

If the trend holds, Maryland is on it way to upper end of the B1G.  It might take a few years as this class will not be on campus until August 2017.  If most of the guys redshirt, it will be 2019 to 2020 before the full impact is felt.  This is right on time with the construction of the Under Armour facility. I am sure by then changes to the football stadium will be on the drawing board.

The future is on the way, just hold on a little longer.

 

 

2017 Recruits, Maryland Football, Wayne Viener
There Are 3 Responses to this Post
  1. freddy from boca

    unlikely kaindoh will redshirt. usually o line men, qb’s redshirt. if he can play up to his potential the sky in the limit.

    last 5 stars terps had were melvin aleaze and wesley jefferson. jefferson was pretty good but never a star and didn’t even finish his last season as a terp. he went into law enforcement. melvin aleaze i don’t think ever played a game for the terps. always in trouble with the law. maybe jefferson wound up arresting melvin.

    i guess bruce still is saying firing edsall put the terps back at least 5 yrs.

    Reply ·   May 1, 2016

    • Todd

      One of the curious inversions of college athletics is that it’s often possible to turn around the fortunes in revenue generating sports than in the others. In part, this is because the athletes in these sports generally commit later (e.g. the end of their junior rather than freshman year) in the recruiting process. There’s also a greater willingness to try to poach commitments right up to signing day. Although this is creeping into some of these sports, when a ninth or tenth grader verbals to a school, coaches from other schools generally drop their recruitment.

      I’m with you, Freddy on the likelihood that Kaindoh will get plenty of playing time as a freshman. While all of these early commits won’t necessarily see plaing time as freshman, I’d guess McNair is the most likely redshirt among the seven commits.

      Reply ·   May 1, 2016

  2. Todd

    To your point, Wayne, I’d call Saturday av very good day to be a Terp (or maybe double up on the very). Obssessives like me can almost always find the clouds on a sunny Terps sports day.

    The softball team suffered a fifth consecutive run rule loss and tenth straight overall and while, the loss isn’t surprising, five straight run rule losses is very discouraging. The Terps are now at the bottom of the B1G and unlikely to be one of the 12 teams that make the conference tournament.

    Also, baseball split its doubleheader with Penn State when they were shutout 0-2 in the opener and wasted a strong effort from Taylor Bloom. The Terps took the series but the one loss left their RPI more or less stagnant in the high 50s. They are now tied for fifth with Nebraska but a sweep would have put them in fourth , just a game out of first (though 2 in the loss column) and probably jumped their RPI into the 40s. There’s a real logjam in the middle of the league. Only the top eight make the conference tourney and although they’re in a good position to do that, I think they probably need to win 10 of the last 11 to have a strong shot at an at large NCAA bid.

    Reply ·   May 1, 2016

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