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Maryland coaches ready to make push in to Big Ten recruiting batlegrounds

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Maryland scored a respectable recruiting class this past National Signing Day, but Randy Edsall and his staff know they will have to get tougher in recruiting as they prepare to move in to the Big Ten this year. That means assigning recruiting territories to assistant coaches and expecting big time results.

As reported by CSN Baltimore, Maryland will assign offensive line coach Greg Studrawa with key recruiting responsibilities in Ohio and western Pennsylvania, defensive line coach Chad Wilt will tackle parts of Virginia and wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell will focus on northern Florida and Houston, Texas.

Studrawa has plenty of experience in the state of Ohio. A Bowling Green alum and Ohio native, Studrawa has previously spent time on coaching staffs at Ohio State, Cincinnati and Bowling Green as well as Wilmington College in Ohio. With Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State and now Penn State all looking to pluck talent out of Ohio, not to mention the number of MAC programs in the state and other programs competing for attention in a fertile state, Studrawa will have his work cut out for him.

Wilt will also stick to his college coaching background by focusing largely in the state of Virginia. Wilt is a previous assistant coach at Virginia and Richmond. He will also be charged with recruiting in Chicago and Indianapolis. Why is that? Wilt comes to Maryland from Ball State, so his familiarity and influence in the state of Indiana should benefit Maryland. He also has ties in Chicago.

McCardell may have one of the more challenging tasks on hand by trying to get Maryland more involved in the Houston area. McCardell is a Houston native. As more and more Big Ten teams attempt to recruit talent out of the south, it is Maryland’s hope that McCardell will be able to get Maryland on the map in the state of Texas. It will not happen overnight, but avoiding the area when you have a potential connection would be a big mistake for the Terps.

The Terrapins scored a major recruiting victory by keeping massive five-star offensive lineman Damian Prince close to home. Prince highlighted a recruiting class that would have ranked ninth in the soon-to-be 14-team Big Ten according to the Rivals team rankings for the Class of 2014.

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15 Responses to “Maryland coaches ready to make push in to Big Ten recruiting batlegrounds”
  1. mehtoolazy says: Feb 15, 2014 8:29 PM

    “Batlegrounds”? C’mon, dude.

  2. 1509lucky says: Feb 15, 2014 9:37 PM

    They’ll be in the basement for years! Should have never left the A.C.C

  3. lbijake says: Feb 15, 2014 9:41 PM

    You would think Edsall would have had his coaches assigned territories before the recruiting season. Not a good sign when the HC does not know they are moving to the BigTen. Evidently, not the sharpest arrow in the quiver.

  4. Bo Darville says: Feb 15, 2014 10:23 PM

    Maryland belongs in the Big Ten like West Virginia belongs in the Big 12.

  5. thefiesty1 says: Feb 15, 2014 11:10 PM

    The B1G just needed a couple more teams like Purdue and Indiana to fill out the bottom of their conference by adding Maryland and Rutgers.

  6. dmvtransplant says: Feb 16, 2014 1:19 AM

    This program doesn’t even have an indoor practice facility. And the process to build one will take forever and isn’t wanted by the fanbase, cause it can’t be used for Basketball. A sport every U of M fan thinks their school is good at despite the evident.

  7. Frozen Nard says: Feb 16, 2014 1:31 AM

    A little too late. Should have started recruiting for the Big Ten last year since they were accepted November 19, 2012.

  8. cubano76 says: Feb 16, 2014 11:44 AM

    Maryland Coach: “Hi, I’m Coach ….. from Maryland.”

    Recruit: “Who? From Where?”

    Maryland Coach: “Kill me now!”

  9. mrterpnc says: Feb 16, 2014 12:40 PM

    All you HATERS should do a little research before you say stupid stuff that makes no sense. The 3 position coaches that the story talks about were hired no more then a couple of weeks right before NSD. With having 3 NEW coaches join the team, isn’t right after NSD when you should have all your coaches old and NEW in place? Sounds logical to me.

  10. handsofsweed says: Feb 16, 2014 1:00 PM

    The mid to lower-tier Big Ten teams and the entire MAC is going to suffer with Coach Stud recruiting here. Maryland’s O-line will rapidly improve into an upper-echelon group. This guy is that good of a coach.

  11. classyjacklambert says: Feb 16, 2014 3:31 PM

    Maryland was a mediocre ACC team for the last several years so they should be a top two team in the B1G.

  12. corvusrex96 says: Feb 16, 2014 4:31 PM

    Money wise the move to the B1G was good , recruiting will be a disaster as Maryland & Rutgers have more to lose than gain

  13. mediocrebob says: Feb 17, 2014 9:30 AM

    It’s actually funny people are saying Maryland will be in the basement of the big10. I’m not sure what conference you’ve all been watching. Maryland is better than half the teams in the conference.

  14. toochilled says: Feb 17, 2014 9:44 AM

    If MD wants to compete on the elite level, they need the facilities. Right now, their facilities are JUCO level. In order to get that done, MD needs Alumni to donate which they aren’t doing which is why they had to move to Big Ten. If alumni donated like other big schools, they’d still be in the ACC.

  15. mrterpnc says: Feb 17, 2014 1:04 PM

    Trust Me, Top Notch First Class Facilities Are Coming. HATERS Just Wait!

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