Watch Ellis explain why he committed to Maryland in the video player above, which will begin momentarily.
Four-star DeMatha wide receiver Tino Ellis has committed to Maryland, as he announced live Friday evening during the 6 p.m. edition of SportsNet Central.
He chose Maryland over his other finalist, Virginia Tech. Among the other schools in pursuit of him during the recruiting process were Rutgers, Nebraska, West Virginia, and Kentucky.
"What made me choose the University of Maryland is me being comfortable with the coaching staff," Ellis told CSN's Rob Carlin. "Also the academics and life after football."
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Ellis becomes the 18th commitment in head coach Randy Edsall's 2016 class and the third from DeMatha, joining running back Lorenzo Harrison and four-star athlete Darryl Turner.
Carlin asked Ellis on CSN if the commitments of those two players helped to push the wide receiver toward Maryland.
"Definitely," he said. "I'm ready to say that I'm going to school with my DeMatha brothers."
At 6-1, 185 pounds, Ellis is ranked as the 163rd-best prospect in the country and the sixth-best in the state of Maryland, according to Rivals.com. He has been invited to the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game.
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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