Ever since taking the job at Maryland, Mark Turgeon has been working to improve the Terrapins local recruiting. The Terps have been hitting the class of 2014 especially hard and it paid off on Thursday.
Romelo Trimble a 6-foot-3 junior point guard at Arlington (Va.) Bishop O'Connell gave Turgeon's crew the nod Thursday morning. A four-star prospect who ranks No. 59 nationally in 2014, Trimble didn't see any need to wait on his dream situation.
"I wanted to get it done because that's been my dream school and I wanted to get it out of the way early," said Trimble of picking Maryland. "More coaches were going to call me and it was going to be a little too much so I wanted to get it out of of the way."
Trimble also pointed out one of his good friends going to Maryland as a 2013 recruit as a positive sign.
"One of my good friends Roddy Peters is there and I think we can really play well together," Trimble told Rivals.com
"Coach Turgeon told me that me and Roddy are interchangeable in the offense."
On top of getting to play with his friends, the DC Assault standout is intrigued by the idea of showing the country that there's enough area talent to build Maryland into a national power.
"A lot of fans will want to come see us because we are from here," said Trimble. "I think we have all the top athletes and top players and aren't getting credit for it because a lot of us have left. If we go to Maryland together we can show how good we are and more people will want to watch us."
A big point guard, Trimble is still getting used to the position and knows that he's comfortable playing on the ball as a playmaker or off of it as a scorer.
"I used to play shooting guard a lot and started there when I got to Bishop O'Connell," said Trimble. "Then I learned to play point guard too because I'm not tall to play the shooting guard. In the summer I played the point guard and I kind of fell in love with it."
Most of all, Trimble is excited to have his recruitment over with and he's looking forward to playing at his dream school in front of friends and family.
"I'm excited to stay home," said Trimble. "A lot of my friends and family wanted me to do that. I can see myself having a great time at Maryland and I just wanted to be there."