Four-star edge rusher with Maryland ties separates from North Carolina

2023 four-star edge rusher Rico Walker announced his retirement from North Carolina on Friday.

The 6-foot-3 defenseman attended College Park in June and had the team in their last top 5. Following the announcement, Maryland football recruiting analyst Gary Wortham Jr. sent the following tweet – Walker liked the post.

Maryland Football has yet to sign a four-star recruit in its 2023 class.


2024 three-star basketball forward Nate Guerengomba paid an unofficial visit to College Park. Maryland made him an offer in April.

As Maryland Football hosts Ohio State’s No. 2 this weekend, four-star linebacker Gabriel Williams will make an unofficial visit. Williams is ranked as the top Maryland player for the Class of 2024 by On3 Sports.

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Men’s Lacrosse

Jimmy Waddell, 2023, midfielder

St. Augustine Preparatory School in Richland, New Jersey

Waddell originally committed to Jacksonville. He planned to attend that school until a few days before signing day when Maryland coach John Tillman called him.

“Since that phone call, I’ve realized how many opportunities I will have not only to win a national championship, but also to get a great job and become a better person,” Waddell told


Kaitlyn Schwab, 2024

Aspire gymnastics in Joliet, Illinois

Schwab broke seven bones during her gymnastics and endured four surgeries, according to an interview she did with Region 5 Gym Insider. Despite everything, she has qualified nationally in the last two years.

In Schwab’s most recent appearance with the national teams, she finished with a total score of 36.925, placing 35th in her class. However, she finished sixth on parallel bars with a score of 9.675.

[Ezekiel Avit wanted to be a basketball player. A Maryland football offer changed his mind.]

Crochet Nicollette, 2024

MG Elite in Morganville, New Jersey

In recent years, several disruptions have kept Crochet from competing.

The COVID-19 pandemic prevented them from competing in the 2020 Level 10 State Championship. In 2021, she had to undergo toe surgery which, according to, prevented her from competing in the 2022 season

Despite the setbacks, Crochet has proven her ability to hit level 10, making her a potentially strong addition to Maryland coach Brett Nelligan’s roster.

additional information

2024 four-star defenseman Braydon Lee ranked Maryland Football among his top-10 teams.

The On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine gives the Terps a 25 percent chance of landing the Charles Herbert Flowers star, the highest of any school and more than twice as likely as second-place West Virginia.