The Maryland Terrapins entered the 2004 recruiting season in need of defensive backs and linebackers. They just landed two of the best in the Atlantic East area.
"I committed to Maryland," said 6-foot-2, 190-pound safety Kent Hicks from Culpeper (Va.) Culpeper County. "I just felt comfortable there. It is not too close to home and it's not too far away. My Dad loved it there and my Mom was impressed as well."
Hicks, ranked as the No. 11 safety in the country by Rivals.com, committed to the Terps over offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Boston College and others. His roommate on his official visit also committed.
"My roommate was Chase Bullock and he committed the night before to Maryland. I woke up this morning and just knew that this was the place for me."
Bullock, a 6-foot-3, 215-pounder ranked as the No. 20 outside linebacker in the country, chose Maryland over Virginia and others.
"I just felt it was the best place for me," said Bullock. "The coaches at Maryland are great and the program is awesome. They will give me a chance to play early and show what I can do."