Maryland awaits Harrison twins announcement

Maryland awaits Harrison twins announcement
October 2, 2012, 2:46 am

Attention College Park Police Department: If past is prologue, you could have a bonfire situation on your hands come Thursday. Not for a game result, but a recruiting announcement. While we here at CSNwashington do not condone acts such as burning mattresses, we can imagine the size of said mattresses in this case should it come to that: twinAs in the Harrison twins, a pair of uber-hyped 6-foot-5 high school guards who are set to announce their college of choice on Thursday. If you haven't figured it out by now, theTerps arein the final decision mix, one apparently that is down to Maryland and Kentucky with SMU in the dark horse role. The announcement from their Travis (Texas) High School will be televised at 5 p.m. ET.
Andrew is the point guard, ranked by CBSSports as the No. 2 overall player in the 2013 class, and the one whose tweet has made Thursday a big day on the Maryland campus. Aaron is the point producer and comes in just behind hisbrother at No. 4. Each is considered dominant. Together, look out.Upon taking over the Maryland program, coach Mark Turgeon made it clear recruiting was a major priority, locally and nationally. He brought in a talented class for this upcoming season, headlined by Houston native Shaquille Cleare. The former Texas A&M coach could pull an even bigger prize out of the Lone Star state should he land the twins from Texas. As for how Maryland stacks up against Kentucky, this from CBSSports recruiting blogger Jeff Borzello:"Kentucky was long thought to be the favorite for the twins, but Maryland closed the gap in a major way over the past couple of months. It's at the point right now where the decision could be too close to call. Kentucky is Kentucky, but Maryland has the Under Armour angle -- the twins played on the Houston Defenders, an Under Armour-sponsored AAU team -- and the Harrisons also have family ties to the area." Even if Maryland comes up short - it's not like Kentucky coach John Calipari misses out on many high-end recruits -- Terp nation should take solace in being in the hunt for this level of player. That wasn't always the case under the previous regimeand became a sore spot for those fans thinking why not us -- even while appreciating Gary Williams bringing a national championship to Maryland.But forget moral victories:it sure would double the Comcast Center fun if Turgeon lands the Harrisons. No doubt that post-announcement party would have many in Terp nation seeing double.