Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

Maryland's search for a forward to add to its 2012 class has apparently led to New Hampshire.

According to Brewster (N.H.) Academy coach Jason Smith, Maryland and Xavier are the "two latest schools" to contact JaKarr Sampson.


Sampson,'s No. 51 player in the 2011 class, signed with St. John's last season but missed NCAA qualifying standards. The four-star prospect told last month that he was hearing from Baylor, Kansas, Louisville, Miami, Pittsburgh, Providence and St. John's. Check out video of Sampson below.

* The Terps paid a visit this week to point guard RaShawn Powell, according to Kevin Schneider of Big Shots Report. Powell, a three-star prospect and's No. 136 player in the 2013 class, attends Dr. Phillips High in Orlando.

* Maryland-bound combo guard Seth Allen led his Fredericksburg (Va.) Christian squad to a 107-34 win over Spotsylvania on Thursday night.

Seth Allen scored 15 points and Eric Shaw and A.J. Addison had 12 apiece for Fredericksburg Christian as it defeated Spotsylvania.

* Former Maryland shooting guard target Torian Graham is focused on Arizona, Baylor, Florida State, Louisville, Oregon, Texas, Villanova and Xavier, according to InsideMDSports.


* The Akron Beacon-Journal this week profiled Maryland women's commitment Malina Howard.

"I just felt like the academics [at Maryland] were really good," she said of her decision to study kinesiology. "The coaches and the players were great and I liked it there."

Football recruiting

* Akron (Ohio) North athlete DeShawn Dowdy, who committed to Maryland on Thanksgiving, withdrew his pledge to the Terps earlier this week. Then on Thursday, Dowdy committed to Cincinnati.


* Maryland quarterback recruit Caleb Rowe will find out Friday night if he has won South Carolina's Mr. Football award.

The finalists for the annual honor are wide receivers Quinshad Davis of Gaffney and Shaq Roland of Lexington, quarterbacks Reese Hannon from Greer and Caleb Rowe from Blue Ridge, and Chesnee linebacker Nathanael Moore.

* UM athlete pledge Malcolm Culmer was named to's All-County team.

If all he did was catch passes, Malcolm Culmer would be one of the top players around. But Culmer did so much more than that. When injuries felled the Chimeras' quarterback and tailback, he moved into the backfield and became an even more potent weapon. Culmer had a pair of 100-yard rushing games and even threw a touchdown pass this season.

* Terps linebacker commitment Brock Dean and defensive end target Noah Spence lead Bishop McDevitt against Montour on Friday night in the semifinals of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class AAA playoffs.

Along with Spence, who has 85 tackles and a team-high 10.5 sacks this season, Maryland-bound linebacker Brock Dean (70 tackles) and Allen Holman (team-high 92 tackles) pace a Crusaders defense that allows 12 points per game.!/BearcatLair/status/144891198304292864