The Maryland Terrapins went up to New England last year to land standout safety prospect J.J. Justice. This year they've already received a commitment from New Hampshire linebacker Dave Philistin and now they've received their second verbal from a New England prospect.
"Jared called me on Friday to tell me he committed to Maryland," said Milton (Mass.) Tabor head coach Bill Hrasky about tight end/defensive end Jared Harrell. "I thought he was going to pick either North Carolina or Notre Dame for sure because his mother loved Notre Dame and his father preferred North Carolina, but he picked Maryland. He is his own man and knows what he wants and I'm happy for him. Maryland is a great school."
Harrell, who had offers from Notre Dame, North Carolina, Purdue, Syracuse, Mississippi State, Duke and others, wants to major in business.
"His decision was 90-percent academics," said his coach. "Maryland offers a co-op program where he can get started early I think and they have a very good business program. He'll be a defensive end there for the most part."
Harrell had four sacks and 70 tackles as a junior. He stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 227 pounds and ran a 4.97-second 40-yard dash at the NIKE Camp in Atlanta.
"He's a very physically gifted kid," said Hrasky. "He's just starting to reach his potential."