Report: Maryland falling behind on CB target Jalen Tabor

Report: Maryland falling behind on CB target Jalen Tabor
December 20, 2013, 7:45 pm
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(Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports)

Maryland has long been after Friendship Collegiate (DC) defensive back Jalen Tabor, part of the program's major movement to keep local talent at home.

He and offensive lineman Damian Prince of Bishop McNamara (Md.) are the two biggest blue-chip prospects remaining on Maryland's wishlist for the Class of 2014.

But according to Mike Farrell of Rivals.com, the Terrapins are dimming on Tabor's radar.

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"Hearing that #Alabama has the edge now for 5-star Jalen Tabor with #Arizona right behind them," Farrell tweeted on Friday night. "#Terps fading and #Gators longshot."

Maryland has recruited Friendship Collegiate well during Edsall's tenure, with running back Albert Reid and linebackers Yannick Ngakoue and Cavon Walker all among those who have attended the D.C. school. Early enrollee Derwin Gray also attended the school before prepping at Fork Union (Va.).

Tabor is scheduled to announce his college decision at the Under Armour All-American Game in early January.