Four-star defensive end DeOnte Arnett made a trip to College Park over the weekend. The Forestville, Md. prospect checked out the Terrapins spring game.
"It was a good visit," he stated. "I got to see what they are looking like this year. I also met with some of the players including Kevin Dorsey and Devonte Campbell. It was great talking to those guys. They went to my high school and I got to see how they transitioned from high school to college.
"I keep in touch with them a lot. They really want me to come there. They want to surround themselves with great players and I would say it is a factor. I know they are great players and both focused guys. I know by going to school with them they'll keep me on the right path."
On the visit to Maryland Arnett attended the spring game.
"It looks like this year will be a big year for them," he said. "It doesn't look like they'll be good off the edge, that is something they need."
Before leaving, the 6-foot-3, 243-pounder met with Ralph Friedgen.
"It was ok," he said. "I talk to him every time I come up there. We talk about life in general. I like that he doesn't pressure me. He's letting me make my decision for myself."
Next up for Arnett is a trip to Chapel Hill on Friday for Nike Camp.
The Maryland prospect went on to mentioned his plans for graduating early.
"I am going to be a mid-year prospect," he stated. "I decided that it's a better transition for me because I can do spring football and get used to classes well before the fall."
Meanwhile, Arnett added one more offer from Cincinnati and has pushed his total to 11 scholarships.
"I'm not really favoring anyone. I'm kind of open and taking my time," he said. "I'll probably take at least two officials before deciding.
"Mostly I just want a great academic place and obviously a good football program. I definitely want to feel comfortable at the place for four years. I don't have to be at home, but I want to feel at home. I want a great atmosphere and somewhere I have family close. I have some family sprinkled everywhere."