Bal­ti­more na­tive, 5-star de­fen­sive end Kain­doh de­com­mits from Terps

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Joshua Kain­doh, a Bal­ti­more na­tive, for­mer Mount Carmel stand­out and one of the best de­fen­sive end re­cruits in the na­tion tweeted Mon­day night that he was de­com­mit­ting from Mary­land and would be an­nounc­ing his “fi­nal de­ci­sion” Jan. 1 at the Un­der Ar­mour All-Amer­ica Foot­ball Game. “Thank you to Mary­land’s coach­ing staff for their be­lief in me and for a great op­por­tu­nity,” Kain­doh wrote. “I wish Mary­land noth­ing but the best. Thank you to ev­ery­one who un­der­stands.” In April, Kain­doh, rated as a fives­tar by com­pos­ite rank­ings, an­nounced that he was com­mit­ting to the Terps, and in­cluded a photo with the words “THE FU­TURE IS SET. MY COM­MIT­MENT IS MADE.” Over the sum­mer, his mother, Diane, af­firmed that de­spite Kain­doh’s long list of suit­ors he was Col­lege Park-bound. “My son is a man of his word. My son has cho­sen the Terps … He is a Terp for du­ra­tion of his Col­lege ca­reer,” she tweeted in July. In Au­gust, he told that his re­cruit­ment was “done.” Af­ter tak­ing his of­fi­cial visit to Mary­land on Oct. 1, Kain­doh trav­eled from IMG Academy (Fla.), where he has played for the past two sea­sons, to Florida State for an of­fi­cial visit two weeks later. This past week­end, Kain­doh took another of­fi­cial visit, to State Col­lege, where the Nit­tany Lions on Satur­day de­feated Michi­gan State, 45-12, and cel­e­brated their shared Big Ten East Di­vi­sion ti­tle. MORE COL­LEGE FOOT­BALL: Syra­cuse red­shirt se­nior wide re­ceiver Amba Etta-Tawo, a grad­u­ate trans­fer from Mary­land, was named to the All-At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence first-team of­fense af­ter a vote of 48 mem­bers of the At­lantic Coast Sports Me­dia As­so­ci­a­tion. Vir­ginia ju­nior line­backer Micah Kiser (Gil­man) was named to the first-team de­fense, and Wake For­est fresh­man punter Dom Mag­gio (Boys’ Latin) re­ceived hon­or­able men­tion. Etta-Tawo was also named ACC Re­ceiver of the Week. … Mor­gan State se­nior line­backer Greg Gib­son and ju­nior de­fen­sive line­man Jai Franklin earned sec­ond-team All-Mid Eastern Ath­letic Con­fer­ence hon­ors, while sopho­more de­fen­sive back Carl Garnes and se­nior tight end Wil­lie Gil­lus III were named to the third team. North Carolina Cen­tral red­shirt ju­nior Mike Jones (Mil­ford Mill) was se­lected to the first-team de­fense as a de­fen­sive back and re­turn spe­cial­ist and Bethune-Cook­man red­shirt ju­nior de­fen­sive line­man Kevin Thomp­son (Ben­jamin Franklin) was picked to the third-team de­fense. MEN’S COL­LEGE BAS­KET­BALL: Mount Saint Mary’s sopho­more guard Eli­jah Long was named one of the North­east Con­fer­ence’s Prime Per­form­ers of the Week. MEN’S COL­LEGE SOC­CER: Mary­land’s coaches re­ceived the Mid­west Re­gional Staff of the Year award by the Na­tional Soc­cer Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica. COL­LEGE WRESTLING: Mary­land sopho­more Bren­dan Burn­ham (174) won both of his matches at the Mat Town Open at Lock Haven on Sun­day be­fore med­i­cally re­tir­ing. Fresh­man Niko Cap­pello (174) also won twice in the 174-pound di­vi­sion, while Ryan Diehl (149) won twice be­fore de­fault­ing. Michael Doetsch (141) won a pair of matches in the con­so­la­tion lad­der. COL­LEGE FIELD HOCKEY: Sal­is­bury se­niors Han­nah Miller (Sev­erna Park) and Becca Ri­naca were named to the Na­tional Field Hockey Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion All-South Re­gion first team, while se­nior An­nah Brit­ting­ham and ju­nior Tressie Wind­sor earned sec­ond-team hon­ors. MI­NOR LEAGUE BAS­KET­BALL: The Bal­ti­more Shuck­ers an­nounced Llewellyn Smal­ley will re­turn for his fourth sea­son as coach. The Shuck­ers are en­ter­ing their sixth sea­son and first in the Cen­tral Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion. In three sea­sons, Smal­ley has a 27-21 reg­u­lar-sea­son record. HORSE RAC­ING: A quar­tet of horses came within a head of sweep­ing four out-of-town stakes, three of them graded, in Canada and on both U.S. coasts for Mary­land-based horse­men. On Satur­day at Santa Anita Park, trainer Gra­ham Mo­tion cap­tured the Se­abis­cuit Hand­i­cap (G2) with Ring Week­end and the Jimmy Du­rante Stakes (G3) with Jour­ney Home, just hours af­ter their Fair Hill Train­ing Cen­ter sta­ble­mate Bel­lows broke his maiden at Lau­rel Park. The same day, fel­low Fair Hill-based trainer Arnaud Dela­cour’s Grade 3 win­ner Divin­ing Rod, third in the 2015 Preak­ness (G1), du­eled with Con­nect the length of the Aqueduct stretch be­fore fin­ish­ing a head short at the wire in the Ci­gar Mile (G1). On Sun­day, MMG Sta­bles’ Un­du­lated ral­lied from last to first un­der jockey Alan Gar­cia to win the Swyn­ford Stakes over the all-weather sur­face at Wood­bine Race­track in On­tario. It was the first race out­side of Mary­land for the 2-year-old son of Curlin, who won his Aug. 7 un­veil­ing at Lau­rel be­fore re­turn­ing to fin­ish sec­ond in the Lau­rel Fu­tu­rity on Sept. 10. … Jockey Vic­tor Car­rasco sat out Mon­day’s card at Lau­rel Park with a sore knee but is ex­pected to re­turn to ac­tion when live rac­ing re­sumes Friday, agent Tom Stift said. … There will be car­ry­overs in the 20-cent Rain­bow 6 and $1 Su­per Hi-5 for Friday’s pro­gram. First race post time is 12:30 p.m. … Meet-lead­ing rider Je­vian Toldeo swept the early daily dou­ble with Lanier in the first race at Lau­rel Park and Tiz a Di­a­mond in the sec­ond, and added a third win with Cho Time in the ninth. Tiz a Di­a­mond and fourth-race win­ner Dou­ble Whammy are from the barn of Mary Ep­pler, who took over the lead in the trainer stand­ings. Jockey Brian Pe­droza had a pair of win­ners with Rockin in the fifth and Fox­hall Drive in the eighth. —

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