Former Maryland Center Braxton Dupree is going to joining Pat Kennedy a little closer to home at Towson. Kennedy seems to think Braxton has “the whole package”. Kennedy is very excited to have a former ACC player available to join his squad in 2010. Another year in the weight room and practicing in a how shall we put this, not as high a profile conference, should really help Dupree develop into what we all hoped he would be someday. He always showed flashes of what he could do, it just appeared he had problems getting that confidence rolling that comes with consistent play. Best of luck to you Braxton from all of us at Turtledroppings. I am sure two years from now you will have an extremely successful season, and we will all wonder what could have been had you stayed with the Terps Basketball team.
The big question is will there be another player joining the incoming freshman class of Jordan Williams and James Padgett. With Dupree gone, and Steve Goins (likely) gone, there are two open spots the Terps could still be recruiting for. It appears the smoke has cleared around Lance Stephenson, and we are not going to get him (though anything that happens won’t surprise me), and Painter is off to NC State. So that leaves Maryland with two (potentially three if Vasquez goes to the NBA draft) open scholarships. Will they go after a JUCO big just to add another body in case Jerome Burney can’t shake the injury bug. Stay tuned. It appears to be quiet on the Maryland Basketball recruiting front, but you never know what may happen or when.
ESPN.COM’s college football page has Bruce Campbell on it’s home page right now. There is an article about spring workouts and Campbell ranks #8 in the nation as far as look and raw strength and athleticism. Strength Coach Galt calls him an offensive lineman version of Vernon Davis. At 6’6″ 305 pounds, he ran a 4.79 40 yard dash. I am impressed.