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Terps commit enjoys time at Shrine Bowl

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Maryland quarterback commit Caleb Rowe of Greer (S.C.) Blue Ridge feels pretty fortunate right now.
And, well, it's easy to see why.
At this week's Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, Rowe is working with a talented group of receivers, including four-star recruits Shaq Roland and Quinshad Davis, and three-star prospect Kwinton Smith. Roland and Smith are South Carolina commits. Davis has several major offers.
"All of them are the real deal," Rowe said. "I'm having so much fun throwing to them. Just being out there is fun. They're great players. I had watched videos on Shaq and Quinshad [before coming to Spartanburg]. But I didn't really know anything about Kwinton until he got here. Everything with them is so easy. I can throw it anywhere and I know they'll get it."
For Rowe, a 6-feet-3, 211-pound three-star pro-style quarterback prospect who committed to the Terrapins in June, the experience here has been a plus as he prepares for the next level.
"I'm getting used to the speed," Rowe said. "All these guys are fast. And I'm getting used to how big these guys are. On the offensive line, all of them are 6-5 or 6-6. It's a good transition. I'm trying to get used to it."
This week, Rowe's focus is on the Shrine Bowl. But last week, it was on Maryland. He made his official visit to the school over the weekend and came away impressed.
"It was awesome," Rowe said. "We went to Washington D.C. and saw that. I got to meet a lot of the players. It was fun. And it was fun just sitting down with the coaches and getting to know them a little better. I really loved the coaches. I thought it was a great place to play. The school is great."
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at keithrivals@yahoo.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.