Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

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While Maryland continues to focus its search for a 2013 point guard on Andrew Harrison and Rysheed Jordan, other players are popping up on the radar.

 Jaylon Tate, a three-star prospect and Rivals.com's No. 112 player in the 2013 class, told CBSSports.com this week that he hoped to take an unofficial trip to College Park this summer.

Missouri, Xavier, Providence, Illinois, DePaul, Northwestern, Butler and Missouri State have all extended offers, while UCLA and Maryland are showing interest. Tate has taken trips to DePaul, Missouri, Missouri State, Northwestern, Illinois and Xavier.

* Terps power forward commitment Damonte Dodd will spend the 2012-13 season at Massanutten Military Academy in Virginia.

Last year, Massanutten, under first-year coach Chad Myers, went 28-8 and nearly upset eventual National Champion Brewster Academy, losing 92-88 in National Prep Quarterfinals.

* Maryland-bound small forward Jake Layman helped the U.S. U-18 team to an 81-56 win over Brazil in the gold-medal game of the FIBA Americas U18 Championship.

Two-time Boston Herald Dream Teamer Jake Layman on King Philip (Maryland) played in all five games, averaging a shade over 12 minutes a game. He shot better than 53 percent from the field, averaging 7.4 points and four rebounds a game.

* College coaches were allowed to call 2014 prospects at midnight on June 15. According to NBE Basketball Report, one of Maryland's first calls went out to Virginia Beach point guard Devon Hall.

Maryland was the first school to contact me at 12:01,” Hall told NBE earlier today. “[I have] heard from Texas, Kansas, Stanford, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Florida State, DePaul, Florida, Iowa, Miami, Wake Forest and Oregon State.”

* The Terps also extended a scholarship offer this week to Dion Wiley, according to InsideMDSports. Wiley is a rising junior guard from nearby Potomac High.

* Jermaine Lawrence, a four-star power forward from New York, recently spoke to the Louisville Courier-Journal about his recruitment.

Lawrence said Florida, Syracuse and Rutgers were “in the top three,” but also mentioned Baylor, Cincinnati and UNLV.

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* Maryland's focus on in-state recruiting yielded another local commitment last night when Thomas Johnson running back Richy Anderson pledged to the Terps.

Last year, Anderson combined for 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns as he lined up in the TJ backfield and split out at wide receiver.

Check back with Recruiting Report later for more on Johnson's commitment.

* Terps quarterback commitment Shane Cockerille was picked as an Elite 11 finalist. According to InsideMDSports, Trent Dilfer selected the Gilman QB as his "surprise 25th choice."

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