Flip target shares the latest after his weekend visit to Maryland

Norland (FL) three-star Jeremiah Marcelin has made himself plenty familiar with Maryland this year as the staff has been in consistent pursuit of the 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker since the start of the recruiting cycle. Maryland was on Marcelin’s shortlist coming out of the spring alongside Louisville and Pittsburgh with each school getting an official visit before committing to Pitt in late June.

Marcelin’s recruitment hasn’t been completely closed, though, with schools working to stay in the picture through the summer into fall to have a chance at changing his mind heading into signing day. For Marcelin, visits continued as he gave schools a chance to show him more with the season underway. Maryland’s consistency before and after Marcelin’s pledge to Pitt landed them a pair of weekend visits this season, first for the Virginia game then again for the Penn State game. Marcelin’s second visit came two weeks after defensive coordinator Brian Williams and inside linebacker coach Lance Thompson watched him and Larry Tarver, a Maryland verbal, take on Columbus (FL).

Marcelin’s tight relationship with Williams and trust in Thompson’s development plan gives the Terps ammo heading into the stretch as the priority target reconnected with the staff during his weekend stay.

“It’s always good vibes with coach [Brian Williams] and coach Thompson and coach Locks and all them. they’ve got to just get back to playing back at the level they want to play at to do what they want to do,” Marcelin told IBG. While the weekend visit gave he and Tarver a chance to reconnect with the staff, along with multiple defensive players including LB Ruben Hyppolite, the Florida duo also watched Maryland get dominated in a 51-15 loss to ninth-ranked Penn State.

To Jeremiah Marcelin, that type of loss doesn’t impact his perspective of Maryland. “Nope. Games like that don’t impact me because everyone is going to have a game like that. even the guys who have been winning, before they were winning they had games like that. It takes time to build what you want to build in a program,” he added. “I think they’re doing a great job riding this whole process out.”

Florida State and Louisville are both challenging Maryland to flip Marcelin from his current Pitt pledge, but with Norland set to kick off the first round of the playoffs against St. Brendan (FL) on Thursday, his recruitment could be in holding pattern for a few weeks. For now, this past weekend’s trip to College Park was the last visit set for the Florida linebacker.

“I guess we’ll have to wait and see because I don’t know myself,” Marcelin said. “Playoffs are here now so I’m pretty locked in on that. The recruiting process is going to do what it’ll do, which is of course that’s when I change decisions so that is a priority.”

Jeremiah Marcelin is rated a three-star prospect and an 88 overall by On3, sitting as the 91st-best prospect in Florida and the 59th-best linebacker in the country.

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