Terrence Roberts, a 6-8 forward from St. Anthony's High School in New Jersey, told us today that Maryland leads in his recruiting process. "I was leaning to Syracuse," said Roberts. "But now I am leaning to Maryland."
Roberts told us he plans on speaking to his coach, Bobby Hurley, Sr., about his decision. When asked if he could have a decision soon, Roberts said: "Yes."
When asked whether it would be tomorrow, Roberts said, "Yes."
Roberts said he had a great visit as did his mom. Would his mom move down with him to Maryland if he committed there? "No. We have lots of family in the area. She would come down and visit from time to time. But she wouldn't move."
Roberts said he was tempted to commit on the visit. "I have to talk to coach Hurley first," Roberts said. "I don't see another visit taking place. I plan on making my decision this week."
Roberts, who was taken around the campus by assistant coach Dave Dickerson and Maryland forward Jamar Smith, told us the Midnight Madness event inside the new Terps' arena was exciting. "It was loud and crowded," Roberts said. "Juan (Dixon) was there. They gave each of the guys a jersey framed."
When RivalsHoops.com asked Roberts about whether the Ekene Ibekwe recruiting situation affected his, Terrence said: "Maryland told me they were waiting on my decision. I should have one soon."
Ibekwe has also been rumored to be ready to announce for the Terps. A press conference is scheduled for tomorrow. Ibekwe told RivalsHoops.com yesterday he didn't have a decision. But his high school coach released a statement days ago saying Ekene was going to announce his college of choice.
Maryland already has four recruits aboard. According to NCAA rules, they can only take one more (on a free scholarship).