Priority lineman takes first visit to Maryland, talks spring plans

Local prospects have been in and out of the Jones-Hill House since the dead period ended last Wednesday, but the staff also hosted an out-of-state group on the first day possible.

With a handful from Clearwater Academy International (FL) making their first trip to College Park, three-star defensive end Sean Sevillano knew Maryland was a school he wanted to check out after inside linebacker coach Lance Thompson trekked through the school in mid-January before picking up an offer.

“I had a fun time. Some of my teammates were visiting, and I liked some of the coaches up there that were recruiting me,” Sevillano told IBG. “To me in my recruiting process, people is a big deal and I got to know them, liked them and wanted to look into it more. It’s a gamechanger. In recruiting, coaches can say whatever they want over the phone but until you really get to see it or go in-depth with them, you never really know. Going there, watching practice, for me it was part of the process to go see that.”

Sevillano, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound defensive lineman, got a chance to talk with Thompson on the trip but it was the time spent with defensive coordinator Brian Williams that stuck out. “Coach [Lance] Thompson and the defensive line coach, defensive coordinator Brian Williams. I talked a little bit of scheme and we’d talk about it more, go over film on the next visit. Talking more scheme will come with the relationship, but they see me playing anywhere inside. He thinks I’m versatile and I felt the same way so whether it’s the nose, three, that’s how I fit for them.”

Sevillano has Maryland under consideration for a return trip and knows what incentivizes a second visit. “The people impressed with. It’s a big part of why the visit was a good visit to me, the people were awesome.”

The Buckeyes became the latest school to jump into the mix for the Clearwater standout, joining a host of Power Five schools, and it won’t be long until they get him on campus.

“I plan on visiting Ohio State early April. I might be headed up to Illinois in late March, that’s not a lock yet but that’s getting planned.”

While Sevillano says that Ohio State, Duke, Kansas and Wake Forest have done the best job building an early relationship, a summer commitment is expected from the three-star target.

“I’m really starting to come down on these schools. I’ll probably narrow down to a top eight, top seven then by the time summer comes I’ll have it down to a top five.”

Sevillano is rated a three-star prospect and an 89 overall by On3.

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