After being recruited as one of the most highly touted prospects in the state of Maryland for months, Jeremy Navarre felt the time was right to make his decision. Which school did he choose?
"Jeremy just got back from Maryland's camp and decided that he wanted to be a Terp," said his father, George Navarre. "He had been up there since Sunday and the experience was so overwhelming he said he knew it was the right time. He told me it was one of the most exciting times in his life, just being up there, and that he knows he's making the best choice for him.
"He's always had some loyalty to Maryland, being the state school. He just clicked with the coaching staff and loved the school."
What position do the Terps want the 6-foot-4, 240-pound prospect from Joppa (Md.) Joppatowne to play?
"Some schools were recruiting him as a fullback, some as a defensive end and some even were even thinking he might could play linebacker. Maryland wants him to play fullback. Deep down inside I think Jeremy likes defense a little better, but he also wants to get on the field as fast as he can and make a contribution. The fullback is really important in Maryland's offense and they're definitely looking for someone to come in and play. We think he has a great shot of playing a lot as a true freshman."
So is this verbal to Maryland solid, or might Navarre look at other options between now and Signing Day?
"I don't see him taking any other visits or looking at other schools," his father said. "He was supposed to go up to Penn State starting this weekend, but that's not going to happen now. He told me with a lot of confidence that he's picked the right school, and I trust him. We think Maryland is definitely on the right track and in the next four or five years they'll be competing for a national championship."