When the coaching change at Maryland occurred, defensive back Jeremiah Hendy of Bowie (Md.) decided to open things back up again. This included taking several official visits, which only made the final decision more difficult. However, earlier today the three-star defensive back decided that his original decision was the best one for him.
"Last night he decided to go to Maryland," said Hendy's head coach at Bowie, Lionel Macklin. "He wanted to be close to the family. It's a place that he feels like he can come in and play early. He just wanted to be close to home, and I think Maryland gives him a good opportunity. They were always very interested in him."
While Hendy lost his original head coach at Maryland, his recruiting coach remained the same.
"The coach that he was under, Coach Brown, the defensive back's coach, was actually kept by Coach Edsall," said Coach Macklin. "I think he was the only coach that stayed behind, and since that will be Jeremiah's position coach, the coaching change really wasn't a problem for him."
After taking his original visit to Maryland in early December, Hendy followed that up with three more visits.
"He also took visits to Iowa, NC State and Virginia," said Coach Macklin. "Iowa and Virginia were really close with him at the end."
Finally, Coach Macklin gave his thoughts on Hendy and the type of impact he can make at Maryland.
"I think he'll be a shutdown corner," he said. "He has so much upside. He'll be 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, so the sky is the limit. I definitely think he is big enough and fast enough to be a shutdown corner, and he should really stand out in the ACC. I'm a little bit older, but he has always reminded me of Mel Blount of the Steelers. That's the type of size he has."