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Two-star lineman decommits from Maryland

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Two-star lineman decommits from Maryland

Two-star 2016 defensive lineman Jeffery Pooler has decommitted from Maryland and reopened his recruitment, he announced via Twitter on Monday. 

"It may look bad to some but it's my decision and only affects me for the next 4-40 years," he wrote. "Maryland is still in consideration but due to new offers, my family and I want to take more visits and make sure I find a school that benefits me academically and athletically."

Pooler initially committed to Toledo, but decommitted and committed to Maryland in May. He is rated as a two-star prospect, according to Rivals.com.

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Rivals recruiting analyst Josh Helmholdt wrote Monday that "this de-commitment was not unforeseen" and this:

Maryland fans worried that the Terrapin's lackluster start to the 2015 season was a catalyst for this de-commitment should not be. Pooler was likely to make this decision even if they had started off the year 4-0.

Read more from Helholdt here.

The Terrapins now have 17 players committed to the program from the class of 2016, led by four-star quarterback Dwayne Haskins of Bullis School (Md.).

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Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

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Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

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.

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Panthers' first-round pick D.J. Moore visits Maryland with his new puppy

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Panthers' first-round pick D.J. Moore visits Maryland with his new puppy

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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