Well with Greivis safely back in the fold, and the Lance Stephenson quest, apparently over (apparently being the key word) it is time to get back into examining the incoming freshmen class for football. It is my goal to touch on all recruits in the coming weeks, which means if I want to finish this up, I need to pick up the pace. August will be here before we know it, and at that time we will be focused on who’s icing what!
So with that, lets take a look at Pete White. Pete is one of the jewels in the incoming class, which pretty much means nothing. Afterall they don’t carry those stars and rankings into the regular season. Once August hits he’s just a freshman. Of course calling him just a freshman is a bit misleading. When I look at my legendary Freshman ID, I see a kid who was 5’10″ and maybe 140?? Pete on the other hand is coming to College Park at 6-5 340lbs. That is a big dude. As a runt I could put away quite a bit of food, I can’t imagine the grocery bill for a family with a kid like Pete. All the size, plus you throw in that the kid was burning many a calorie playing football.
But back to Pete. Pete is an Offensive Lineman, which means he was a great get for us. Everyone knows that Maryland is going to struggle protecting Turner this year (well hopefully not, but it is our achilles heel). So a guy of Pete’s statue is sorely needed. Pete ranked among the top OL’s in the nation. Scout.com had him 5th, and Rivals.com had him 13th in the nation among the OL’s. If he can live up to the billing that is great news for any Terp who touches the ball behind the line of scrimmage.
Pete also considered Tennessee (and crazy Lane Kiffin) and Miami, but he choose wisely and ended up at Maryland. This of course was probably a blessing for the White family of Washington DC. Pete’s mom played Basketball at Maryland, his dad earned his Masters from Maryland, and his sister currently goes to Maryland. They are needless to say, a Terp family. Of course getting Pete’s commitment was never a slam dunk, it is a big relief for us to have him. He comes to Maryland after being recruited for 3 years in High School. This was the one Friedgen just simply could not let get away…and he didn’t.
Welcome to Maryland Pete White, we wish you luck, and are glad to have you.
Now on to the section where I make you feel old. Pete’s bio on UMTerps.com is a little lacking on personal information, so I’m just going to focus on 1991. I googled the top songs of 1991 and, well let’s just say it wasn’t pretty. In fact, if I had a convertable, you would have to search the whole way down to song #33 to find a song I would get caught listening to at a stop light (Losing my Religoin by REM), for a sample of this crap plater, I’ll list the top 10, and see how many you’d listen to if they came on your radio right now:
1. Everything I do, I do it for You (Bryan Adams), 2. I wanna Sex you up (Color Me Badd), 3. Gonna Make you Sweat (C and C Music Factory) (Not C and C liqour factory on Bay Ridge Drive in Annapolis) 4. Rush Rush (Paula Abdul), 5. One More Try (Timmy T), 6. Unbelievable (EMF), 7. More Than Words (Extreme), 8. I like the Way (High 5), 9. The first time (Surface) (Never even heard of that one), 10. Baby Baby (Amy Grant). Please note, none of these artist or songs have been tagged in this post, let’s just pretend they never appeared here…agreed??
You can say what you want about our parents generation, but at least I would listen to their music, how are we going to explain 1991 to our kids? At any rate, those were the top songs in the year Pete White was born into this word. It’s amazing he didn’t fight to get back into the womb!
I’m bummed. “My Name is Earl” is no more. I really enjoyed that show and thought it was cleverly written. I also appreciated all the subtle and not so subtle shout outs to Maryland and Virginia producer Greg Garcia would work into the show. This is the way we are heading people. Quality written programs are getting too expensive to produce, while cheap dime a dozen Reality Shows keep multiplying like Gremlins in a car wash. It’s a shame. So long Earl, you will be missed.