Maryland Terrapins Football And Basketball: Quick News And Notes

Take a look at a quick recap of this week's news for the Maryland Terrapins.

Football:

The Maryland Terrapins looked like they were in a world of trouble when highly touted local high school recruits in quarterback Dwayne Haskins and linebacker Keandre Jones committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes. But Terrapins Head Coach D.J. Durkin had a plan in place and wasn't worried as three star quarterback Tyrell Pigrome from Alabama committed to the Terps during national signing day. Quite a few people believe Pigrome could be a sleeper due to his athletic ability. Maryland hopes that Pigrome will be able to stabilize a quarterback position that has been a revolving door due to injuries and lack of production in recent memory.

Pigrome highlights a 2016 class that features 22 players for the Terps. Other notable commits are along the offensive line as four star rated players via 247sports.com in Richard Meritt and Terrance Davis. Another four star player who has been committed to playing for the Terps for a while is wide receiver Tino Ellis.

Maryland Football Class Rankings:

247sports.com- ranked 42nd

ESPN.com-ranked 43rd

Rivals.com-ranked 40th

Scout.com-ranked 52nd

Basketball Men:

The Terps had a bit of issues to start the year in terms of trying to pick up quality wins. But in the last two weeks, Maryland has knocked off the fifth ranked Iowa Hawkeyes and the 18th ranked Purdue Boilermakers. At 21-3, ranked fourth in the nation, Maryland is in prime position to be ranked number one in the AP Poll or in the Coaches Poll as the top two teams in the Oklahoma Sooners and the North Carolina Tar Heels both suffered losses during the week. 

In terms of the schedule, things shape up nicely for Maryland in the next few games as their next three games are very winnable against Bowie State, Wisconsin Badgers and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

What you probably didn't know about Maryland's men's basketball team:

Maryland has won 33 games at home against top five teams which is the most all-time in all of men's college basketball. 

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