Among the first questions asked about Maryland’s move to the
Romelo Trimble, 2014 basketball prospect: “I was a little bit disappointed. The
Melvin Keihn, 2014 football prospect: “I was surprised. I think it’s good for them. I think they’re going to struggle a little bit at first and then surprise some people. It doesn’t affect me because I was already looking at some schools like Ohio State,
Phil Booth Sr., father of 2014 basketball prospect Phil Booth: "From a tradition standpoint, it’s probably disappointing for someone like me because I go back to the old-school ACC, when guys like
DeAndre Lane, 2013 football commit: "It's a surprise. I'm kind of excited because it's more competition and it's a bigger conference, so it will help us get our name out and be more recognized nationally. I haven't played in college yet so I haven't felt the history of the ACC."
Malik Jones, 2013 football commit: “I literally just got off the phone with one of the coaches. He gave me a little better understanding of why the move was made and what it means to the school. It’s a little bit of both [excitement and disappointment]. I was looking forward to playing some of the ACC schools, like
Will Ulmer, 2014 football prospect: "It's more attractive. More competition and a better look for the NFL."
Andrew Ford, 2014 football prospect: "I'm very excited about their move. They have a lot to offer to the Big 10 Conference. I think it's a great fit not only for athletics, but also academics. A lot of the schools in the Big 10 are located closer to home than some of the ACC, so traveling to road games won't necessarily be as hard for my family, which is a huge positive."