The List: Priority Targets Visiting Maryland for Ohio State Game

Maryland will look to put their best performance of the season together when the second-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes enter SECU Stadium on Saturday. They’ll also do so with an impressive group of visitors along the sidelines with a handful of commits returning to campus, top talent making their way back and a pair of four-star priority targets along the sideline. We look at who is expected in College Park.

That starts with Hickory (NC) four-star ATH Rico Walker, who will visit campus one week after decommitting from North Carolina. Frankly, the Terps never gave up in his recruitment and are in a great spot in his recruitment heading into the weekend. Maryland checked in on Walker last month as wide receiver coach Gunter Brewer is leading the charge, but his relationship across the coaching staff including recruiting analyst Gary Wortham Jr. helped make the Terps the team to beat. I’ve shifted Walker to ‘warmer’ on the big board with possible news in the coming days. Northumberland (VA) four-star WR and Tennessee verbal Cam Seldon and his cousin will also make the trip into College Park with the staff maintaining contact through the fall. A new name that’s recently surfaced is Rolesville (NC) three-star safety Tamarcus Cooley, an NC State verbal, who is a take for one of two potential spots at safety. His teammate, five-star receiver and Ohio State verbal Noah Rogers, is no longer attending due to personal reasons.

St. Frances (MD) three-star OLB Donovan Dyson is someone the staff was evaluating in early June and while Dyson is committed to UMass, he’ll make it to College Park for his first game this season. Maryland will also welcome several of their 2023 verbals back on campus with Southern Columbia (PA) three-star WR Braeden Wisloski, McDonogh (MD) three-star center Tamarus Walker, Churchill (MD) three-star WR Ezekiel Avit, Pallotti (MD) three-star OLB Daniel Wingate and Chaminade-Madonna (FL) OG Deandre Duffus making the trip in. All five have become frequent visitors through the fall. Palmetto (FL) three-star DL Andrew Rumph, meanwhile, has taken to social media noting his return visit to Maryland this weekend. Rumph took an official back in June and has been hot and cold but expressed more interest in recent weeks. Calvert Hall (MD) WR Ricardo Cooper, meanwhile, will return to campus once more.

St. Frances Academy (MD) four-star QB Mike Van Buren will return for his third trip to Maryland this fall as the staff has been able to chip away in his recruitment. Van Buren is one of several local quarterbacks on the radar but takes the reign as the top target as head coach Mike Locksley is chipping in on the efforts. Another in-state quarterback that’s visited and is entrenched on the radar is St. Mary’s Ryken (MD) QB Brenton Toles, who will be back on campus on Saturday. So will Pallotti (MD) four-star linebacker Gabe Williams, who will have Maryland among his finalists when it’s all said and done. DeMatha (MD) OT Terez Davis is another who is receptive to staying home early in the process and he’ll return for his second trip to campus. Malvern Prep (PA) IOL Logan Demchyk will visit and hails from the same school that produced freshman Coltin Deery while Hopewell (VA) three-star RB Kesean Henderson, the younger brother of Ohio State running back Treveyon Henderson, will visit. Zeke Avit’s younger brother, 2024 running back David Avit, has exploded with big plays throughout his fall season and has become a frequent visitor with his older brother. Other 2024 visitors include Blair (MD) WR Mikhail Seiken, Pallotti (MD) OT Ryan Howerton, St. Frances (MD) DL Darrion Smith, Clearwater Central Catholic (FL) WR Andy Jaffe and DeMatha (MD) OT Mason Lindsay.

In addition to Van Buren, 2025 St. Frances Academy (MD) safety Kevyn Humes will visit for the second time this fall, as will IMG Academy four-star WR and Texas A&M verbal Winston Watkins. 2025 Rock Creek (MD) WRs Giyahni Kontosis, Aaron Lewis and 2026 Creek (MD) safety Jireh Edwards, are local prospects who hold an early offer from the staff as running backs coach Elijah Brooks trekked through the school last month to check in. 2025s Friendship (DC) DT Bryce Jenkins and Matoaca (VA) WR Bryce Yates will also visit, while 2026 Flint Hill (VA) ATH Ty Harris

will make his first visit since the offer and Westminster Academy (FL) WR Jabari Brady makes the trip in.

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