Et Tu Nick Faust?

5/12/2011 5:55:12 PM The off season has reached Shakespearean proportions. Too much drama and heartache.  Don't get me wrong, the Terps navigated the departure of a Legend and landed a fantastic coach whom we will all love for years to come.  But...

The Terps now have no 2011 recruits signed.  Nick Faust made it official this afternoon when he joined Sterling Gibbs and Martin Bruenig by asking out of his LOI.  Matt Bracken of the Baltimore Sun spoke with both Faust and Sterling Gibbs today.

In the article both players leave open the possibility that they will ultimately sign with Maryland.  They just want to evaluate their options. Gibbs went so far as to say that "Maryland was still his priority" (emphasis added).  Maybe these guys are just kicking the tires of these other schools; but have no intention of bailing on the Terps.  (Or maybe I'm just living in denial.)

What's more, it seems as though they are both friends and have been talking on the phone daily since Gary's retirement.  Their friendship has to play in Maryland's favor, right?  For the better part of a year, both Gibbs and Faust have been getting to know each other and planning to play together.  They've become friends.  Now, at the last moment, they are going to bolt for different schools?  Sure, it could happen; but maybe they've developed some loyalty to each other. (Or maybe I'm just living in denial).

Being in limbo like this is brutal.  Sure, Turgeon is going to build this program for the next 5-10 years and not next season; but I want to enjoy the rest of my 30s for Pete's sake! 

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