The List: Local Talent Headlines Maryland’s Visitor List vs. Purdue

Maryland will look to move to 5-1 when they face Purdue on Saturday to give the Terps their best start since joining the Big Ten. They’ll have a chance to do so in front of several flip and priority targets as a long list of visitors is now set for this weekend.

St. Frances had their home game canceled, so now, several teammates will make the trip to Maryland together. That’s led by four-star LSU verbal Dashawn Womack and four-star QB Mike Van Buren, who will join 2025 St. cornerback Blake Woodby, 2024 four-star RB Dejuan Williams, Boston College verbal Durell Robinson and 2024 three-star LB Simeon Coleman. Maryland and Georgia remain two schools working to flip Womack from his pledge, though he’s shown little desire to entertain outside suitors through the fall despite keeping communication open between the schools. Still, it’ll mark the first home game for the St. Frances crew this fall while Van Buren leads the quarterback pursuit next cycle.

Maryland also offered Chesapeake (MD) safety Rushaun Tongue early in the offseason and saw him commit to Wake Forest in the summer, but he’ll return to campus for his first visit in months with one more safety still desired in the 2023 class. Brooke Point (VA) Daveon Estes picked up a Maryland offer when former assistant Zohn Burden was with the program and the 6-foot-1 prospect will make his way back to campus, as will Maryland verbal AJ Szymanski and his younger brother Trevor Szymanski for the second consecutive week. Ole Miss verbal and four-star prospect Neeo Avery is also a possibility to visit on Saturday.

Another who is also returning to campus this weekend is four-star DE Dominic Nichols as Maryland isn’t giving up trying to top Penn State. Led by assistants Gunter Brewer and Lance Thompson, Maryland is working to become a bigger player in northern Virginia and the 757 next cycle with ample elite targets sifting through their suitors and the staff will get their crack this weekend. Mountain View (VA) four-star LB Kristopher Jones, Hugh M Cummings (NC) four-star WR Jonathan Paylor, King George (VA) four-star WR Chanz Wiggins and Highland Springs (VA) safety three-star Noah Jenkins will all make their first visits to campus this fall. Maryland worked to get both Jones and Wiggins on campus for the invite-only barbeque back on July 30, but both targets are priorities for Maryland next year and Jones would be a home-run addition for one of the two vacant inside linebacker spots in the 2024 class. Wiggins, meanwhile, has trekked to Maryland in the past as Saturday will give him and his family another chance to strengthen the connection with receivers coach Gunter Brewer.

Chaminade-Madonna Prep Deandre Duffus, another Maryland commit, will be on campus as the staff welcomes Calvert Hall (MD) ATH Ricardo Cooper, Byrnes (SC) WR Kyai Cook, 2024 Byrnes (SC) safety Knai Cook, 2024 Cuthbertson (NC) QB Parker Burke, 2024 Pallotti (MD) OT Ryan Howerton, 2024 Martin Luther King (PA) WR Sahfi Reed.

2025 Freedom (VA) Carleton “JuJu” Preston is a visiting underclassman who holds an offer from Maryland and will make his way to campus. Other 2025 prospects visiting tomorrow include Byrnes (SC) ATH Chamarryus Bomar, Byrnes (SC) CB Armoni Weaver, Eastern View (VA) LB Brett Clatterbaugh, Byrnes (SC) RB RJ Livingston, Northwood (NC) DE Gus Ritchey, Byrnes (SC) CB Joshua Lee and Byrnes (SC) IOL AJ Suttles. Maryland will also host a pair of 2026 prospects in Spartanburg (SC) RB Rah’Keith Kelly and Amos Hough (NC) CB Samari Matthews.

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