Terps to add a big man, shore up 2008

July 2, 2008

Gary Williams needs inside players in the worst way, and it was no secret that there was a good chance that Maryland wasn’t done for the Class of 2008. Now it appears that Maryland has at least gotten some interior help coming in Steve Goins (C, 6’10”, 2008), a recruit who can score the ball.

Can’t help but wonder if Maryland won’t try to bring in another body in this class. They lost scoring and inside play with the recruits who decided to bail, and Maryland already was thin with the graduation losses. What’s really worrisome is the situation with Sean Mosley, a really stable player who hasn’t gotten through the NCAA Clearinghouse (which, in case you were unaware, is to whom that college athletes in DI or DII must submit their “core” class high school transcripts and standardized test scores).

That might just be a blip on the radar for Mosley, but is magnified when Maryland is having so much misfortune with their other recruits.

Michael Snaer: Playing time is a factor

July 2, 2008

Michael Snaer (SG/SF, 6’5″, 2009), has been on the radar for some ACC teams but is ‘less visible’ to those of us on the east coast since he’s a California kid. And UCLA has been after Snaer, which is a pretty daunting recruiting challenge for any ACC school. However, Snaer says in this interview that playing time at UCLA is a concern:

“Yeah, it is, just with the guys they have coming in ahead of me.”

Snaer goes on to mention that Virginia Tech has expressed interest in his game, and that a lot of new schools are getting involved in his recruitment, but no mention of Miami or FSU.

Noel Johnson plans USC, U of L visits

Noel Johnson plans to visit Louisville and USC this fall, according to this story from NBE Basketball. However, he also still mentions interest from ACC schools Wake Forest and Georgia Tech.