December 14, 2009

Abdur-Rahman to visit Maryland

About a month ago junior running back Jamal Abdur-Rahman revealed that his favorite school was Maryland.

That should have come as no surprise, as the Terrapins were the first -- and still to this point the only -- to offer the Wyndmoor (Pa.) La Salle running back a scholarship.

At 5-foot-10 and 175-pounds, Abdur-Rahman has rushed for more than 1,100 yards and 19 touchdowns this year for La Salle. He and his teammates are preparing for the state championship game.

Once the season is over the talented back -- along with most every other talented Class of 2011 prospect -- will have a chance to shift gears and focus on recruiting. Abdur-Rahman has already put some thought into all that, and Maryland is still at the top of his list.

"Oh yeah," he said. "Maryland is my number one school. I plan to go to their basketball game against North Carolina, but I don't know the date for that just yet. Other than that I really don't know how the offseason's gonna go yet."

Abdur-Rahman said that not much new has transpired in the recruiting process of late.

"It's the same schools pretty much," he said. "Syracuse, Pitt, Rutgers, UConn and Virginia. Like I said, Maryland is my number one choice. I haven't talked to them lately but I've been in contact with them throughout the season."

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