How do you impress one of the top players from the Sunshine State if you're the Maryland Terrapins? Beat Florida State of course, while said player is on an official visit. That's exactly what the Terps did for Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood running back Maurice Wells.
"Maryland was a great atmosphere," said the 5-foot-9, 177-pounder. "I think I'd fit in well there even though they didn't run the ball very well against FSU. I know they're a team committed to the run, a 50/50 school, and when they can't get the running game going, they utilize the tailbacks in the passing game."
Wells was hosted on his visit by freshman Christian Varner, a safety who made a couple of key plays down the stretch.
"It was good to see that they're not afriad to play younger guys in key situations," he said. "Playing early is important to me and Maryland is coming up in the ACC."
So how did his visit compare to his first trip to USC?
"They are kind of similar believe it or not," he said. "Both are in or near big cities with plenty to do and both programs mix the run and pass together. I really can't say one was better than the other."
Wells rushed for 257 yards on 32 carries for two scores on Friday night before leaving for his visit. He has an official trip lined up with Ohio State on Nov. 19 and with Georgia Tech on Dec. 17. His last visit will be between Florida, FSU and Notre Dame.