February 9, 2010

Abdur-Rahman has bond with Terps

Wyndmoor (Pa.) La Salle junior running back Jamal Abdur-Rahman has been quietly going about the early stages of the recruiting process over the past few months and he has a pretty good idea of where he stands with the schools that are talking to him.

The 5-foot-10, 175-pound prospect told Rivals.com that there haven't been many developments in his recruitment of late, which is good news for Maryland.

Abdur-Rahman has been open about his preference for the Terps so far, and his bond with the coaches may be difficult for other schools to overcome, even if they do decide to offer later on.

"Recruiting has actually been pretty dry," Abdur-Rahman explained. "I haven't been talking to any new colleges lately. I've been in touch with Maryland, Pitt, Rutgers, Penn State and that's it.

"I went to Rutgers' junior day two or three weeks ago and that was fun. I got to see the facilities. I didn't talk to the coaches too much. I got introduced to all of them, but I haven't actually had much of a chance to talk to them."

Maryland, on the other hand, has made it a point to speak with Abdur-Rahman whenever they can. The Terrapins have obviously made the young running back a priority and see something in him that they like.

"I plan on going to Maryland's junior day this weekend," he continued. "I've spoken to my position coach and I have a bond with them more than the coaches at any other school. They've just been with me from the beginning of the season."

Abdur-Rahman did say that he would like to hear from Clemson. He recently received letters from Oregon and Tennessee and would like to arrange a way to speak with them.

"I'm hoping to speak with more southern schools," he said. "I'd like to hear more from SEC and ACC schools."

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