Terps among most consistent suitors for local ‘25 guard

2025 guard Adrien Stevens is a 6-foot-4 combo guard out of DMV powerhouse Bullis. The rising junior saw his recruitment begin to take form in the spring as Stevens played his AAU ball with WE R1 on the UAA Circuit. Stevens has added offers from a long list of schools including Maryland, Pitt, Virginia Tech, Marquette, Butler, Xavier, Providence, Penn State.

With assistant David Cox leading the way after a spring offer from Maryland, Stevens returned the favor and made his way to College Park for an unofficial visit.

“It was very valid, loved everything I saw,” Stevens told IBG. “They were talking about legacy a lot. Talking about how you know this class they just had coming in is basically all Maryland kids and the jerseys in the rafters, most of them are from Maryland, just a real hometown vibe.”

Stevens got a chance to watch Maryland practice ahead of its Italy tour and took note of the similarities to what he’s already used to. “Probably how similar my practices at Bullis are to the practices at Maryland as far as the pace,” Stevens said about what resonated on the visit.

Head coach Kevin Willard spent one-on-one time with Stevens as he got a tour of the facilities but the connection with Cox is one he’s taken note of early. “A genuine [relationship]. I feel like they care about me more than just a basketball player.”

What’s been the main message from Maryland?

“How much they like my game. I appreciate them because they started building a relationship with me last year when Mike Jones was still there.”

Stevens also took a trip to Blacksburg where he was able to check out the Hokies, and while his recruitment is still in the early stages, Maryland is among the schools pressing hardest early on.

“Very high, for sure,” Stevens said of his interest in Maryland. “I think it’s too early to tell but Marquette, Maryland and Virginia Tech have been reaching out the most.”

Stevens is rated a three-star prospect and an 89 overall by On3, sitting as the fourth-best player in Maryland.

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