After de-committing from Maryland less than a week ago, shooting guard Nick Faust (#38) decided to re-commit to the Terps just a day after his friend and ex-Maryland signee Sterling Gibbs decided to become a Longhorn.
Faust, the second highest rated prospect left unsigned in the class of 2011, gives new head coach Mark Turgeon his first 2011 commitment while at Maryland and is the only prospect the Terps have so far in the class of 2011 after Gibbs left for Texas and power forward Martin Breunig de-committed. However, even after he asked for release from his letter of intent it seemed likely that he would rejoin Maryland due to his developing relationship with Turgeon. “He’s a great guy, a great coach,” Faust says.
As for the third Terp who de-committed from Maryland a few days ago, Breunig has received interest from Cal, Florida, Saint Louis, Temple, Tennessee, Texas and USC, according to his high school coach as first reported by HeardThisBlog.com. He also visited Washington last night which is said to be his only planned visit before the dead period.
And for the class of 2012, Turgeon picked up his first commit at Maryland when he got shooting guard Seth Allen to come Monday but the prized junior recruit, small forward Justin Anderson (#45) is still undecided. “I’m not sure yet,” said Anderson in a text to National Recruiting Spotlight Sunday on whether he will open his recruitment back up. However, because of the fact that time keep on passing without Anderson de-committing, I think he’s leaning towards sticking with the Terps since guys who want out usually announce it soon after a coaching change (see Faust, Gibbs and Breunig). Maryland has a couple of more elite prospects considering them in the class of 2012 including power forward Amile Jefferson (#11) and center Shaquille Cleare (#26) as well as lesser-known recruits small forward Shakir Brown and power forward Cinmeon Bowers.