Weekly Maryland recruiting roundup

The Maryland football program unveiled a 22-man recruiting class Wednesday. Here's where the four major recruiting services rank the Terps' 2013 class.

Rivals.com: No. 31

Scout.com: No. 49

247Sports.com: No. 34

ESPN.com: No. 45

** The Wilmington (Del.) News Journal covered the Signing Day ceremony for Maryland-bound cornerback Jarrett Ross.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Ross has 4.38 speed in the 40-yard dash, a fact that made him coveted by Notre Dame, South Carolina, Boston College and West Virginia, among others. But he cited a better chance to play early in his college career as one of the primary reasons for choosing Maryland.

** Manchester (Conn.) Patch was on hand for Andrew Isaacs' Signing Day ceremony. Check out the story and video of the Terps tight end signee here.

** Former Maryland defensive line commitment Demetri McGill signed with East Carolina.

McGill, 6-foot-3 and 295 pounds, had originally committed to Maryland in November but last month the Terrapins pulled their scholarship offer.

Basketball recruiting

** Give Maryland point guard signee Roddy Peters an assist in the Terps football team's recruitment of Suitland wide receiver Taivon Jacobs, according to The Washington Post.

“I was in his ear the whole time, trying to get him to come to Maryland,” said Peters, who gave an oral commitment to Maryland Coach Mark Turgeon in October. “Now I’m happy that he’s coming, so now I’ve got somebody that I can be there with that’s on the football team — him and his brother, [Levern, a rising sophomore wide receiver]. I like Maryland better than Ohio State for him, anyway.”

** Terps combo guard pledge Melo Trimble received a strong evaluation this week from DMVElite.com's Marcus Helton.

Melo Trimble, 2014 Guard: Trimble puts the ball in the basket as well as anyone in the area, and does so with an almost ruthless efficiency. He’s deadly from 3-point range with a quick release, quick enough to get into the lane and knock down mid-range shots, and strong enough to finish through contact near the basket.

** Jermaine Lawrence, a senior forward from Pope John in New Jersey who received some Terps interest over the summer, has committed to Cincinnati.

Lawrence, who is ranked the country's No. 19 prospect in the Class of 2013 by ESPN, missed the first 12 games of the season due to off-season hand surgery. In four games this season, Lawrence is averaging 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.0 blocks and 3.8 assists per game for Pope John.