UVA target Jamie Kaiser Jr. commits to Maryland

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Photo: twitter.com/JamieKaiser17

The recruitment of Northern Virginia’s Jamie Kaiser Jr. attracted nationwide attention, but in the end he chose to stay closer to home.

Kaiser announced Sunday afternoon that he had committed to nearby Maryland, choosing the Terps over Virginia and Indiana. The 6-foot-5, 4-star wing from Bishop Ireton said it had been a dream to play for Maryland ever since he attended games there growing up, and that the Maryland campus is a short trip from his home.

“Coach [Kevin] Willard said he was going to give me a large role right away and that’s something I really wanted,” Kaiser said, “and that was probably one of the biggest things in consideration for all the other schools.”

Kaiser had also previously considered UCLA and Miami.

He is the No. 75 overall recruit in the country for the Class of 2023 by 247Sports composite.

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