Georgia DL set to visit Maryland ahead of late June commitment

Hebron Christian Academy (FL) defensive lineman Sichan John is set to hit the road this weekend for the first of three official visits with his recruitment coming to an end.

Buffalo, Jackson State, Wofford and App State are among the schools who have offered John, a 6-foot-3, 295-pound lineman, heading into the summer but his three Power Four offers are his finalists: Boston College, Maryland and Virginia.

Boston College was the most recent school to jump into the mix, but they’ve been the most persistent among the three finalists. “They’ve been calling me a lot and showing a lot of interest so I just want to go up there, see what it’s like,” John told IBG. “They told me what they really liked about me and they’re really persistent in trying to get me up there and showing me what it’s like.”

Maryland inside linebacker coach Lance Thompson made the trip down to Dacula, GA back in mid-April when John learned he picked up a Big Ten offer, quickly finalizing his first visit to College Park as the two sides have stayed in contact since. “I didn’t really know they were recruiting me until recently. They came up to the school recently and we’ve been going back and forth since then. I’m going into the visit a little bit fresh.”

Virginia has been the school most talked about in his recruitment and they’ll get a chance to close out the month with their top target. “I’ve been up there a couple of times so I’m pretty familiar with them. I talk to them a lot and know how they want me fitting into their defense.”

A decision won’t come long after that with a commitment date already set for June 26.

Sichan John posted 48 tackles and eight sacks in 11 games as a junior, though he enters the rest of June unrated by On3.

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