FREDERICK, Md. -- Cornerback Jalen Tabor, the No. 27 player in the Scout 300, talked about five…
NLN Five-star Camp Recruiting Notes
FREDERICK, Md. – The Next Level Nation Five-star Combine was packed with Maryland and Washington, D.C., prospects, and many of them spoke to FOXSportsNEXT about their recruitment. Friendship Collegiate (Washington, D.C.) four-star cornerback Jalen Tabor said two months ago his top three schools were Florida, Alabama and Notre Dame, and nothing has changed in that manner. "It's still like that," Tabor said. "If I had to pick a leader, it would be the University of Florida. It's a great atmosphere. The coaches, all the players down there, the Gator chomp, the swag that they play with, it just makes you want to be a Gator all around." Tabor added Florida State and Maryland are also high on his list. Friendship Collegiate (Washington, D.C.) cornerback D'Andre Payne has not trimmed his list, and he continues adding offers. "I've recently been offered by Stanford," Payne said. "It means a lot. An offer coming from a school like that, with great academics, it's really good. I'm going to try and take a visit this summer." Payne is visiting Tennessee next week, but doesn't have any other visits set up for the spring. Dunbar High (Baltimore) quarterback William Crest holds double digit offers, but he is yet to start trimming his list. He has been West Virginia, Maryland and Ohio State, and he is in the process of setting up a visit to Vanderbilt. "I want to see what different schools are like," Crest said. "That's my plan." Friendly High (Fort Washington, Md.) cornerback Alameen Murphy holds offers from Stanford and North Carolina. "I talk a lot with Stanford," the 5-foot-10, 175 pounder said. "They tell me everything I need to do, and they keep me informed in all the educational requirements I need." Murphy is planning visits to Vanderbilt (March 23), Maryland and Georgia Tech. One of the top performers at the camp was DeMatha High (Hyattsville, Md.) quarterback John Lovett, who is holds an offer from Buffalo and his hearing plenty from Penn State and Connecticut. "Buffalo didn't need to see me in person," Lovett said. "They said my tape and offered." Lovett is slated to visit Penn State April 15, and he is planning visits to Temple and Wake Forest for junior days, and is also being recruited by Purdue. He also has interested from nearly all of the Ivy League schools. Calvert Hall (Baltimore) quarterback Colar Kuhn camped at Toledo, and recently picked up an offer. "I've been to their camp so I kind of know their style of offense," the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Kuhn said. "They like to pass and be in the spread." Kuhn is planning camp visits to Connecticut and Georgia and is also hearing from Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Yale and Massachusetts, and he recently visited Cincinnati. Friendship Collegiate class of 2015 defensive lineman Adam McLean, who is 6-1, 260 pounds said he is hearing the most from Maryland and Rutgers. "Maryland is very interested," McLean said. "They want me to hit a few more camps of theirs so we could take the next step. Rutgers invited me to (spring practice) on March 30. They're really interested. We'll see if we can make something happen for them." Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) offensive lineman Richie Wenzel picked up an offer from Toledo lately. He is also hearing from Boston College, North Carolina State and Duke, and he is slated to visit Notre Dame next weekend. "A lot of my family goes (to Notre Dame)," Wenzel said. "They've been my favorite team since I was little." Aaron Glover of Princess Anne High (Virginia Beach, Va.) took honors for top linebacker, and his recruitment could heat up quickly. He holds an offer from Hampton, but he said the Virginia Tech staff told his coach an offer could be coming in the next week. The 6-foot, 205-pounder added his recruitment was slowed by a poor academic start to his high school career, but he has since picked it up in a big way. St. Frances High (Baltimore) receiver Quantaye Battle holds a Toledo offer, and Rutgers, North Carolina State, Tennessee and Maryland are each recruiting him. "I think for my size, I'm able to move more than people expect me to," 6-foot-2, 200-pound Meadows said. "I'm able to use my hands to get off presses." Cornerback Daejuan Funderburk of Friendship Collegiate said a flurry of offers lately, and there are a few programs that caught his eye. "Leaders? Wisconsin, Florida State, West Virginia," Funderburk said. "They're elite programs, especially Wisconsin. They've been to three straight programs. That's really exciting." Funderburk will visit Tennessee and Vanderbilt on March 23. Funderburk added he wants to also get a look at Rutgers, and he remains open to many of the schools to offer. "What has me interested in Rutgers is the atmosphere they have when I went up there," he said. "They said they really liked me. They have elite defensive backs." Friendship Collegiate defensive lineman Marquise Meadows doesn't hold any offers, but the 6-foot-2, 300-pounder is hearing from Maryland, Rutgers and Pittsburgh.
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