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Maryland Football Recruiting

TE Browder Discusses New UMD Look, Early Offers

February 13, 2020
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Christ School (Arden, N.C.) tight end Charlie Browder added a couple new offers during the January open periods, but he picked up two of his most significant looks in February. Early in the month, the 6-foot-7, 235-pounder added his first SEC look from Kentucky, and Feb. 11 he picked up his initial Big Ten verbal from Maryland. ECU, Iowa State, UCF, Charlotte, Liberty and a couple others had previously come in.

“The recruiting for me has been going really well. I’m really excited about all the opportunities I have and thankful to have the chance to play at the next level,” said Browder, who also plays basketball for Christ School. “Really, all of the offers I have stand out to me right now. Even if I didn’t get any other offers, I’d be happy with what I have. I have a lot of great coaches in touch with me and I’m looking forward to building relationships with them all.”

That may be so, but Browder did take note of his Kentucky verbal. He’s from Tennessee originally and grew up a fan of the SEC.

“So Kentucky was definitely an exciting offer for me,” Browder said. “I’m still learning about them, but it’s great to get an offer from an SEC school. I should be visiting out there in the spring.”

Maryland was Browder’s most recent look. The Christ School product had been hearing from UMD tight ends coach Mike Miller since January and then earned the offer a few weeks later.

“Coach Miller actually came down for one of our basketball games, which is was pretty cool. Then we’ve been texting ever since,” Browder said. “He has a lot of energy and passion, and just a love for football. I’m still getting to know Maryland, but I know Coach [Mike Locksley] is from Alabama and is turning things around up there. I know it’s a big-time school in the Big ten. So I’m definitely looking into them.”

Browder said he currently hears from coaches as UMD, Kentucky, UCF, Liberty and Charlotte the most. He’s receiving interest from UVA and NC State for now, but expects more schools to become involved in the spring.

Thus far, Browder has been able to see a few schools near his North Carolina home. However, he hasn’t taken any formal visits this offseason with basketball going on. That should chance come the spring, when Browder plans to see several programs, although where he ventures out to will be determined by which coaches are pressing for him.

Browder is coming off a season where he recorded 22 catches for 275 yards and scored three touchdowns.

 
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