Maryland not giving up on local South Carolina verbal

Maryland has benefitted with three home games through September, giving head coach Mike Locksley and the staff a chance to bring in their top 2024 and 2025 targets to campus.

That includes flip targets, which is the bucket Flowers (MD) three-star cornerback Braydon Lee falls into. In fact, the 5-foot-11.5, 160-pound has made his way to campus over the last two weekends where he and teammate Lloyd Irvin got a chance to watch a pair of comeback wins.

“That Virginia game was crazy. That UNC-Charlotte game was nice to see. The student section, the crowd was live,” Lee told IBG. “The new lights out feature was dope, so yeah, I really enjoyed it.”

Lee has been a familiar face in College Park ever since he began his high school career. In addition to a pair of visits already this season, the local three-star made his way to Maryland last year. The Terps were always in Lee’s top group, but dethroning the Gamecocks became an increasingly tough task following his junior season.

Lee says he’s still solid, but after sitting down with head coach Mike Locksley, Maryland hasn’t given up.

“I’m still locked in with the Gamecocks but I’ll never turn my hometeam down. I’ll definitely see what they have to offer and see where we go from there,” he said. “Me and coach Locks, we spoke before the UNC-Charlotte game. He was telling me how they’re still going to be recruiting me pretty heavily and they haven’t given up on me.”

Lee noticed improvements during his last two visits compared to years past.

“You can definitely tell how coach Locks has changed the environment from previous years so you can definitely start to see the change. It’s good.”

In addition to Locksley, tight ends coach Kevin Sumlin is leading as the area recruiter with cornerbacks coach Henry Baker as the position recruiter.

“Coach Bake, he’s always been in the process of recruiting me. That’s my guy. We’ve talked about a lot of things, a lot of personal things. We have a really good connection.”

Lee is rated a composite four-star, while On3 has Lee as a three-star prospect and an 88 overall.

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