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Maryland Offers Top-75 2015 PG Glynn Watson

Turgeon looks to continue his recruiting boon in the Big Ten by extending a scholarship offer to four-star Illinois guard Glynn Watson.

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Add Maryland to the growing list of suitors impressed with rising Class of 2015 point guard Glynn Watson (No. 12 PG, No. 74 National). Maryland became the ninth team to offer the lithe Illinois prospect a scholarship, joining fellow Big Ten schools Nebraska, Iowa, Purdue and Penn State.

Watson is said to be leaning towards Nebraska, Creighton or Purdue -- the first to offer Watson a scholarship, in December, 2012 -- with Nebraska a bit of a front-runner in the race for the talented guard's services. Marquette has also become a bigger player in recent months.

Playing behind incoming freshman Romelo Trimble, Watson would be one of the better back-up point guards in the nation were he to commit to Maryland, however it is uncertain if he would be willing to take a long-term backseat to the exceedingly talented Trimble.

At only 160 pounds, Watson doesn't have the body to bang down low or absorb much contact at the collegiate level, but he has developed a plethora of step backs, ball fakes and ball-on-a-string type moves that allow him to create space and get up floaters and jumpers. His size will always be an issue and he isn't a "pure" point guard type, but he has shown an ability to make some spectacular passes in traffic and a crafty propensity to score against every level of competition.

Watson will narrow down his list of schools sometime in July, before beginning his senior season at St. Joseph's (Ill.). After assembling one of the top recruiting classes in the nation in 2014, it would be unwise to count Turgeon out of this contest entirely.