Welcome back to the latest episode of Young Terps, where we dive into Maryland’s big home game against ninth-ranked Penn State, touch on the Terps’ decommitment on the football side while basketball fans await the news of five-star Derik Queen with a decision on the horizon.
Maryland wasn’t able to start the second half of the season on the right foot after dropping last weekend’s game at Northwestern. Can Maryland find success against the Nittany Lions this weekend? What should Maryland fans expect from Penn State on both sides of the ball? We dive into the names to know on the offensive side of the ball, how the Terps can limit QB Drew Allar and what needs to happen to stop the rushing attack led by Kaytron Allen and Nick Singleton. On the other side of the ball, we dive into what the Terps need to do against a dynamic Penn State front seven and where the biggest battle is.
After the line opened at Penn State -11.5, DraftKings now has the Terps as an 8.5-point underdog at home as Ahmed Ghafir and Mason Viener give their betting takes for this weekend.
On the football recruiting side, Maryland saw its first offensive lineman and third decommitment of the cycle after Meadowcreek (GA) three-star Donovan Thompson reopened his recruitment as we dish the scoop on his recruitment.
We close out the show talking about where things stand with five-star center Derik Queen as the Terps look to kick off their 2024 class with a bang. Maryland was the last school to host the Baltimore native for an official visit as they continue to sit in the top group with Indiana as the primary competition alongside Houston and Kansas. With the early signing period opening next week, we touch on the Terps’ top target.