The University of Maryland has a new name on its recruiting map, and it’s one that has Maryland basketball player Jaylen McDermott a fan.
The university on Wednesday announced that McDermott is one of seven new recruits it’s made this recruiting cycle.
McDermott’s recruitment is the latest sign that the Terrapins have a strong pipeline of future talent, and he could be just the first piece to the puzzle.
The Terrapin basketball team has one of the top recruiting classes in the nation, and McDermott will be a big part of that.
The 6-foot-9, 170-pound forward has already announced that he’ll be playing at Xavier next season.
McDermott, who is ranked as the No. 5 prospect in the class of 2018 by 247Sports Composite, will likely get the nod to start his college career at Maryland.
McDonough, the team’s head coach, will use McDermott as an assistant this season.
He’ll also be able to help McDermott get acclimated to the Big Ten Conference, where he will likely play in addition to the Maryland basketball program.
If he is selected, McDermott could end up playing for Maryland next season as well.
The school has been recruiting McDermott for a few years, and now he’ll get a chance to play for his old team.