While some recruits across the country changed their minds on National Signing Day, most in Maryland stayed put with their commitments.
The only major announcement of the day was Potomac (Oxon Hill, Md.)
athlete Ron Darby
, who signed with Florida State. Darby was previously committed to Notre Dame but backed out earlier in January.
With National Signing Day all but over for Maryland's top prospects in the Class of 2012, the attention now turns to Our Lady of Good Counsel (Olney, Md.)
wide receiver Stefon Diggs
, who will announce his destination on Feb. 10. Diggs is expected to choose between Ohio State, Maryland, Auburn, California and Maryland.
Diggs is set to take a visit to Maryland this weekend, where running back Wes Brown
and offensive lineman Mike Madaras
— Diggs' teammates at Good Counsel — signed on Wednesday.
Once the Diggs decision is in, all eyes will immediately turn to the Class of 2013, which boasts a trio of top prospects to watch, according to recruiting analyst Tom Lemming. Hylton (Woodbridge, Va.)
linebacker E.J. Levenberry
, Dunbar (Washington, D.C.)
quarterback Lamel Matthews
and Good Counsel running back Dorian O'Daniel
all check in on Lemming's Class of 2013 watch list.
Levenberry is highly sought after, boasting offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, USC and many others. Levenberry transferred to Hylton after spending his previous seasons with DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.).
Matthews is drawing interest from Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Penn State and Virginia Tech. Major suitors for O'Daniel include California, Florida, Iowa, Maryland and Wisconsin.
A Class of 2014 prospect making some noise is Dunbar (Baltimore)
quarterback William Crest
. Crest holds six early offers from West Virginia, Virginia, Virginia Tech, UTEP, Ohio State and Maryland. His high school teammate, receiver Deontay McManus
, signed a letter of intent to West Virginia on Wednesday.MaxPreps 2012 National Signing Day page