Bone: Sometimes you don't know the effect it will have until other coaches are hired. I am sure Coach Locks has tried to gauge some interest from a few Bama guys, but what I have heard he may be on the verge adding Elijah Brooks, the head coach at DeMatha Catholic, as the running backs coach at Maryland. Alabama has one current commitment from DeMatha, DeMarrco Hellams, which I think will have a major impact on his recruitment. Hellams has not responded to reporters about Locksley taking the job. I believe if Coach Brooks gets the job we might see Hellams and possibly Keilan Robinson flip their commitment to the Terps. Why would anyone flip from Alabama to Maryland? I know a lot of you will question it. Let me just say there is A LOT of people who love Coach Locks in the region. A lot of high school coaches. A lot of fans. This was a big-time hire and the only hire Maryland was going to make if given the opportunity. I know Shane Lee and Darrian Dalcourt have come out and said they are solid with Alabama. I'm not too concerned with those players. Just never know if Coach Locks decides to hire any other coaches in the area who may have significant influence. Here is what I've been told regarding Locksley's schedule in the next few weeks. He has a press conference tomorrow at 11 a.m. (EST) and announced as the Maryland head coach. Then will attend a reception. He is supposed to head to Atlanta tomorrow evening for a Broyles award ceremony. He is scheduled to return to Maryland Tuesday. I assume he will likely attend the Heisman ceremony in New York on Saturday evening. He will return to Alabama and with the team on Wednesday and Thursday. Coach Locks is expected to head back to Maryland for an official visit weekend next week. He will then head back to Alabama on Monday. I believe the plan is to have his major position coaches set by early next week.