Gus Gilchrist a 6-10 center from Temple Hills, MD committed to Maryland after withdrawing his original commitment to Virginia Tech. Scout.com has him rated 4 stars. He pulled his letter of intent after the shootings at VT, and had looked hard at Georgetown before his surprise signing to Maryland. He'll start classes and practice next semester, but may wait until fall to play in games.
It's awesome to have a highly rated center commit, and it's even better to take him away from a conference rival. The icing on the cake is that GTown thought they had it in the bag. I'm always happy when we stick it to one of the lesser local programs.
I am a bit worried about how he'll fare in College Park if he's scared off by one isolated shooting incident. What happens the first time he gets one of those campus-wide emails about an armed robbery near the metro station? Is he going to transfer? Temple Hills isn't a great area, so hopefully he's used to that kind of thing.
So Georgetown fans (and Mason, and GW), you may think that your success over the past couple of years means you're back at the top of DC basketball, or at least on par with Maryland. But you're not. Even with a few off years, Maryland basketball is still tops in the area, and that's not going to change any time soon.