It's National Signing Day, so college football recruits across the country are jockying for the coolest ways to announce the schools they've chosen. One future Maryland player upped the ante – way up, literally – by declaring his commitment to the Terps from space.
Meet Cordarrian Richardson, a four-star running back from Tennessee. He collaborated with Bleacher Report to send a weather balloon way up above the clouds with a camera attached to it. The camera panned around the sky before settling on the Maryland logo as his choice.
Watch the video here.
It's not totally clear how the video was made. It looks like a graphics may have just been laid over the camera footage after the fact, but that's still pretty cool.
He chose Maryland over Michigan State, Ole Miss and Oklahoma. According to SB Nation, the Terps had not been among his original finalists, so the move is something of a surprise.
UMD already had two running backs commited, including four-star Anthony McFarland, Jr. from DeMatha Catholic High School in Maryland.
With Richardson joining the fray, Maryland has nine four-star recruits in its incoming freshmen class.
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Going into the 2018 NBA Combine, Kevin Huerter was not receiving much hype, was off many NBA Draft boards, and many assumed he was heading back to college anyways.
Playing in the first scrimmage of the combine process, all those storylines quickly changed.
Playing against players like Jacob Evans, Donte DiVincenzo, Udoka Azubuike, and Jevon Carter, Huerter emerged as one of the top stars. The two-year Maryland spot-up shooter saw 25 minutes of action and only trailed Penn State prospect Tony Carr in points on his squad.
With 14 points (5-11 FG, 3-8 three-pointers), Huerter showed development since he was last seen with the Terps. His passing was the biggest asset for his team and was not afraid to take a shot against these top defenders. The 6-7 forward also added three rebounds, an assist, and had only one turnover.
Although his shooting in-game was not fantastic, in the individual drills he showed off. Of the seven shooting marks, he ranked in the top five in five of them. He also had the best shuttle run (2.96 seconds).
No question, Huerter’s draft stock significantly rose. Although still early, he is looking to be the highest rated Terp prospect this year over Justin Jackson and Bruno Fernando.
Consensus among those at the NBA Combine seems to believe that Huerter will return for his junior season at Maryland.
After today though, it may be hard to say no.
D.J. Moore has an adorable new puppy!
Days after the Carolina Panthers selected Moore as the No. 24 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the former Maryland wide receiver returned to his roots and paid a visit to College Park.
But the first-rounder wasn’t alone when he went to Maryland. According to the Terps’ football Twitter account, he brought his new puppy with him. Seriously, look at this puppy!
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The Big Ten Receiver of the Year in 2017, Moore was obviously a crucial component of the Terps’ offense. He finished the season with 80 catches — a Maryland single-season record, which was also a Big Ten high.
He declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season with Maryland.
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