Washington (D.C.) Dunbar wide receiver Arrelious Benn swung by Maryland practice last weekend to check out the Terps and their young quarterbacks. Did the visit do anything to increase Maryland's chances with the No. 2 wideout in the country?
"I hung out for awhile and saw the first part of practice," said the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder. "I got to see Josh Portis throw a bit. I had also seen him throw during a 7-on-7 before and he's good. I won't get to see him play this season because he's not eligible so I want to see him in practice at least."
Benn didn't get a chance to see former Rivals100 quarterback Jeremy Ricker, who is currently a freshman at Maryland.
"I hear he's pretty good and he can throw it," he said. "I'll probably get down to another practice and check him out as well. I've been to Maryland a lot so it was really anything different."
Has Benn set any official visits yet?
"Not for sure, but I think I'm going to the Notre Dame-Penn State game at Notre Dame the weekend of Sept. 9," he said. "And I want to go to the Illinois-Iowa game at Illinois on Sept. 23. I can't visit anyplace the weekend of Sept. 16 because we have a Saturday game so I have to find a date for Florida State. I'm still waiting to see about a Miami visit and I don't need to go to Maryland for an official."
Benn is focused on the season ahead.
"Recruiting is in the back of my mind right now," he said. "I know I'll have to deal with it during the season, but I'm not going to let it distract me. I just want to get it over with honestly."
Benn claims no leaders.
"They're all even right now," he said. "The visits will be the key."