Harrison Ends DeMatha Drought, Ready For UMD

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The drought is finally over. For the first time since 2009, when Maryland signed DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) lineman Pete DeSouza, the Terps have another Stag in the fold. Three-star junior running back Lorenzo Harrison, a 5-foot-8, 185-pound mighty-mite who has long been high on the hometown school, committed to UMD Sept. 3, almost two years before his class' Signing Day.

The drought is finally over. For the first time since 2009, when Maryland signed DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) lineman Pete DeSouza, the Terps have another Stag in the fold. Three-star junior running back Lorenzo Harrison, a 5-foot-8, 185-pound mighty-mite who has long been high on the hometown school, committed to UMD Sept. 3, almost two years before his class’ Signing Day. “I’ve known where I wanted to go to school for a long time now, it was just a matter of when I was going to announce it,” said Harrison, who also held offers from Hawaii, ODU and UVA. “Actually, I was going to [announce] after our team’s season opener, but I ended up hurting my elbow at the game and decided to delay it. Basically, I just wanted to stay home [for college], and I figured there was no sense delaying [my commitment] any longer. Maryland is where I’ve wanted to be for a long while.” A heady, aware recruit, Harrison knew all about the social media and message board banter surrounding the perceived rift...

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