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The Washington Post's Roman Stubbs writes that Maryland sophomore QB Tyrrell Pigrome's "entire body of work in camp has put him in the driver’s position to win the job."

Pigrome (5'11/196) was not at his sharpest in practice on Saturday, but has done a nice job on the whole to take the camp lead over Kasim Hill and Caleb Henderson. This past season, Pigrome saw the field in 11 games (one start) and threw for 322 yards with a 2/2 TD/INT ratio. He also rushed for 254 yards and four touchdowns.
Aug 20 - 2:39 PM

The Washington Post reports that Maryland will likely use redshirt senior RB/WR Jacquille Veii in "inventive ways within offensive coordinator Walt Bell’s system."

Veii is eligible for his final season in 2017 after sitting out last year following a transfer from Towson. He began his career at Maryland before his year at Towson. Veii was Towson’s leading wide receiver in 2015, catching 44 passes for 505 yards. It sounds like Maryland will use him mostly as a receiver this time around after playing Veii at running back earlier in his career. The Terps have very little at receiver, so Veii could quickly work his way into a starting job.
Aug 9 - 3:37 PM

Maryland redshirt sophomore QB Caleb Henderson has recovered from the ankle injury he suffered in the spring.

Henderson (6'3/215) is gearing toward his starting debut with the Terrapins, with both the Big Ten Network's Tom Dienhart and ESPN's Dan Murphy assigning him front-runner status earlier this summer. Henderson transferred over from North Carolina prior to the 2016 season and subsequently sat out the campaign to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations. He'll have to fend off Tyrrell Pigrome, Max Bortenschlager and true freshman Kasim Hill during preseason practice this month.
Aug 1 - 8:24 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline pans Maryland senior edge rusher Jesse Aniebonam as an "undersized college pass rusher with no set pro position."

"While he usually comes out of a three-point stance for the Terps, he lacks the size to play that position at the next level and does not possess the true speed to stand up as a linebacker," Pauline wrote. "Aniebonam could be a situational nickel rusher, but special teams will ultimately determine if he plays on Sundays." Aniebonam led the Terps with 14 TFLs and nine sacks last year, adding 46 tackles.
Jul 14 - 1:14 PM

Maryland senior LB Jalen Brooks will "need a huge senior season to get a sniff next April," writes Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

"Early in his career I had high hopes for ... Brooks, but he never progressed on the field and his game has stagnated," Pauline wrote. "Brooks previously displayed the athleticism and speed to line up as a one-gap defender but will need a huge senior season to get a sniff next April." Brooks (6'1/232) had only 28 tackles, two TFL and two pass breakups last fall.
Jul 14 - 12:28 PM

Sports on Earth's Matt Brown called Maryland junior RB Ty Johnson a "big-play machine."

Johnson averaged an eye-popping 9.1 YPC last season (best in the country) and turned in several huge performances, including a 204-yard, two-touchdown romp against Purdue in which he carried the ball just seven times, good for a respectable 34.5 yards per rush. Egads. However, despite four games of at least 140 yards rushing, Johnson proved incredibly inconsistent -- he did not surpass 50 yards in any of his other eight games during the season. The speedy junior should be able to surpass the 1,004 rushing yards he posted last year so long as he can figure out how to play just a little more evenly.
Jul 1 - 3:04 PM

CBS Sports' Chris Trapasso ranks Maryland redshirt junior G Damian Prince as the No. 57 draft prospect.

Prince started all 13 games at right tackle last year. This fall, Prince will kick inside to guard. That's the best NFL positional fit for the 6-foot-3, 315-pounder. He was named recently to the 2017 Athlon Sports Third Team Preseason All-Big Ten team.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 29 - 12:46 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked Maryland redshirt junior C Brendan Moore as the No. 1 underclassman draft prospect at his position.

After starting just one game in 2015, Moore came on to start all 13 contests for the Terps last season. The 6-foot-3, 300-pounder wasn't a big name in the 2014 recruiting class -- a mere two-star recruit on Scout.com -- making his ascension to potential draftability in the NFL all the more remarkable.
Jun 27 - 6:23 PM

Maryland received a verbal commitment from three-star 2018 WR Brian Cobbs.

Hayfield Secondary (Virginia) HC Eric Henderson offered up a nice breakdown of his pupil, telling Scout.com, "Great route runner – one of the best I’ve seen in a long time. He’s able to sink his hips and change directions quickly, and gets out of his breaks fast. He’s a smooth athlete, so he doesn’t look like he’s running as fast as he really is." The coach added that Cobbs (6'3/200) is "one of the hardest workers and highest character kids I’ve coached in the last 10 years." Scout ranks him as the No. 5 wideout in the state of Virginia.
Source: Scout.com
Jun 20 - 8:23 PM

247Sports' Ahmed Ghafir reports that Maryland redshirt freshman RB LaDerrien Wilson will transfer.

Per Ghafir, Wilson showcased "improved stamina and burst" during the team's spring game. However, the 5-foot-11, 227-pounder was facing a loaded depth chart led by returnees Ty Johnson, Lorenzo Harrison and Jake Funk, plus true freshmen Anthony McFarland, Javon Leake and Tayon Fleet-Davis. Wilson was a three-star recruit out of high school. Should he opt to move on to another FBS outfit, he would have to sit out the 2017 season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations.
Source: 247Sports
Jun 18 - 12:16 PM

ESPN's Craig Haubert notes that Maryland four-star 2018 verbal T commit Jaelyn Duncan is " a big, physical offensive line prospect with a high ceiling for development."

"The four-star is more than a big body, as he also possesses excellent athleticism for his size, can be an effective blocker on the move and mirror rushers in pass protection," Haubert writes. The analyst adds that the 6-foot-6, 300-pounder possesses "a wealth of raw ability" while comparing him to former Texas A&M T Germain Ifedi. A freshman redshirt is well within play depending on how Duncan develops over the next year-plus.
Jun 16 - 7:25 PM

Maryland received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 T Jaelyn Duncan.

This is a big one for HC D.J. Durkin, as Duncan ranks as ESPN's No. 45 overall prospect for the 2018 cycle. Scout.com is considerably less high on him, tagging the 6-foot-6, 300-pounder as the No. 26 tackle prospect in the class. Outlet analyst Brian Dohn would like to see Duncan work on his technique, particularly in terms of his footwork, which could be "quicker and cleaner."
Jun 16 - 5:28 PM

ESPN's Dan Murphy writes that Maryland redshirt sophomore QB Caleb Henderson "appears to be the frontrunner (for the starting job) from the outside."

The Big Ten Network's Tom Dienhart similarly tagged Henderson as the leader in the clubhouse earlier this offseason, noting that the 6-foot-3, 215-pounder (formerly of North Carolina) "showed poise" during the spring. Tyrrell Pigrome and Max Bortenschlager are also in this mix, but the most interesting name to watch in the competition is probably true freshman Kasim Hill. Hill, who ranked as Rivals' No. 98 overall prospect for the 2017 cycle, just arrived on campus. This competition won't be settled until August camp.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 13 - 6:43 PM

Bleacher Report's Brad Shepard predicts that Maryland freshman QB Kasim Hill will be starting before the season is over.

The four-star Hill begins at a deficit, having not enrolled early. As the crown jewel of HC DJ Durkin's first full recruiting cycle crop, however, he'll be expected to pick things up quickly. "We're certainly really excited about the guys we've already brought in and are bringing in at that position," Durkin said. "To me, we have a tremendous amount of talent there right now and [now] it’s all about those guys competing and figuring out who the guy is. But I really like where we're at." North Carolina transfer Caleb Henderson heads into the summer as the starter. "Henderson is basically around to bridge the gap to Hill's tenure," Shepard wrote.
Jun 7 - 1:14 PM

Maryland sophomore WR DJ Turner was a "star" in the spring game, according to the Big Ten Network's Tom Dienhart, and will play a bigger role in the offense this fall.

Turner caught six passes for 126 yards in the exhibition. The 5-foot-9, 175-pounder, a former three-star recruit, caught just two balls for 19 yards in eight games as a frosh last year. He's in line for much more production this year, particularly if he wins the starting slot job this summer.
Jun 5 - 3:03 PM


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