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An AFC director of college scouting believes Maryland CB Will Likely (ACL) may have been the first corner taken if he was 6-feet tall.

Unfortunately, the 5-foot-7, 171-pounder is five inches short. To add injury to insult, Likely tore his ACL in mid-October. "Stick that guy in a 6-foot body and he's probably the first cornerback off the board this year," the evaluator said. "He's got everything you want other than NFL size. He's a really good football player but it's going to be hard to bang the table for a 5-foot-7 cornerback who is coming off of an ACL tear." NFL Media's Lance Zierlein likens Likely to fellow diminutive CB Tavon Young. "His lack of size will put a ceiling on his draft stock, but Likely is talented enough to become a slot corner in the NFL," Zierlein wrote. "His ability to take over return duties should add value for a player who can make a team better regardless of what the tape measure says."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 19 - 4:41 PM

Maryland CB Will Likely (ACL) attended the Ravens' local prospect workout on Monday.

The 5-foot-7, 171-pounder may not get drafted due to a combination of his small stature and the ACL he tore in October. Likely said last month that NFL teams have only talked with him about kick returning and cornerback, not about moving to slot wideout. Special teams will likely be his ticket onto a roster. Likely averaged 25.7 yards per kick return and 13.1 yards per punt return in college.
Apr 4 - 3:38 PM

Maryland redshirt sophomore OL Quarvez Boulware will transfer.

Hat tip to 247Sports' Ahmed Ghafir for this news nugget. Boulware appeared in six contests this past season, one of those in a starting role. The 6-foot-3, 270-pounder was a four-star recruit for the 2015 cycle. Should he decide to remain in the FBS with his transfer, he would be forced to sit out the 2017 season to satisfy the NCAA regulation.
Source: 247Sports
Mar 31 - 2:19 PM

Maryland CB Will Likely said that teams are only talking to him about return/corner duties, not slot wideout.

Likely tore his ACL in mid-October and won't be taking part in tests at the Combine. His return prowess could legitimately give him a bump in the draft -- it is not just a token part of his game. For his career with the Terps, Likely averaged 25.7 yards per kick return and 13.1 yards per punt return.
Mar 5 - 2:46 PM

Maryland hired Fordham OC/OL coach Tyler Bowen to serve as OL coach.

Homecoming! Bowen played for three seasons at Maryland during the mid-2000's and also spent time with the Terps as a graduate assistant. He had been with Fordham for the past two seasons. In something of a corresponding move, the man he is replacing, Dave Borbely, has been shifted to an off-field role as special assistant to the head coach.
Feb 26 - 3:01 PM

Maryland redshirt senior OL Mike Minter will forego his final season of collegiate eligibility.

Minter is set to graduate later this spring. He won't be transferring, but rather moving on from football altogether in order to pursue his career aspirations. "My body’s been through hell and back the past four years," said the 6-foot-3, 305-pounder, "and I’m looking at a lot of job offers now." He had been expected to work among Maryland's starters for the coming season, but HC D.J. Durkin will have to groom a replacement, now.
Feb 10 - 7:51 PM

Maryland flipped four-star 2017 ATH Tahj Capehart from Virginia Tech.

Maryland has been doing work throughout the recruiting cycle. That work has continued into National Signing Day. No good for the Hokies, in this case. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Capehart has potential as either a corner or a wide receiver, though he might find his best fit on offense. Scout.com notes that there is "no doubt" that Capehart is one of the best wideouts in the country.
Source: SB Nation
Feb 1 - 2:36 PM

Four-star 2017 RB Anthony McFarland committed to Maryland.

This is an enormous get for DJ Durkin and his staff, in the words of Rivals "their biggest recruiting win to date." Miami was considered the favorite to land McFarland, but the prospect surprised analysts, citing a desire of "staying home and staying close to my family." The 5-foot-8, 186-pound is a four-star recruit ranked by Rivals as the No. 142 prospect in the land. McFarland checks in as the No. 111 prospect in the ESPN300. Scout.com's Brian Dohn called McFarland a "physical, violent runner," who possesses "the power to run between the tackles and the speed to get to the edge."
Source: Rivals
Jan 27 - 2:47 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2017 RB Anthony McFarland has delayed his commitment after speaking with his parents.

McFarland was expected to announce his pledge earlier this week, but it looks like he will take a little while longer to stew on the decision. He is choosing between Miami and Maryland. The 5-foot-8, 186-pound back is a native of Hyattsville, Maryland is extremely familiar with the program, having made multiple visits over the course of his recruitment. Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Friedman sees the Terrapins as perhaps the most logical destination for McFarland, writing that "There is a strong feeling [among insiders] that because he knows this environment and has excelled in this environment that he should go to Maryland."
Source: Rivals
Jan 26 - 8:40 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2017 RB Anthony McFarland is deciding between Miami and Maryland.

Alabama was also in his top-three as of early December, but it looks like we have ourselves a two-program race at this juncture. The 5-foot-8, 186-pounder did not play at Dematha Catholic High School (Maryland) this past season due to a broken leg. This could actually make him a steal for either the Hurricanes or Terrapins, if only because he might not have received quite the interest on the recruiting front that he might have otherwise seen had he been healthy. Scout.com's Brian Dohn calls McFarland a "physical, violent runner," one who possesses "the power to run between the tackles and the speed to get to the edge." Dohn's outlet ranks him as the No. 71 overall prospect in the 2017 class.
Source: Scout.com
Jan 20 - 8:06 PM

Rivals recruiting director Mike Farrell points to Maryland's current recruiting class as one of the surprises of the 2017 cycle.

Surprise might be an understatement. During the past three recruiting cycles, Maryland has finished up at No. 48, No. 55 and No. 39 on Rivals. For the 2017 cycle, though, the Terps are sitting pretty at No. 12. The D.J. Durkin factor here cannot be overstated, as those previous three classes were largely Randy Edsall productions. Among the four-star prospects currently on Maryland's ledger, QB Kasim Hill (Rivals' No. 102) and DB Deon Jones (No. 136). Farrell notes that Maryland will likely shake out around No. 25 or thereabouts when all is said and done.
Source: Rivals
Jan 13 - 8:17 PM

Maryland received a verbal commitment from four-star 2017i ATH Markquese Bell.

In addition to Maryland, Bell had previously taken official visits to Rutgers, Ohio State and Virginia Tech. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder lands on the ESPN 300 at No. 95, with the outlet noting that he "possesses the physical and measurable traits you look for and for us projects on defense given his demeanor and toughness and craving for contact." They view him as more committed on defense than offense at this juncture, though he has the talent to play either side of the ball.
Jan 2 - 1:21 PM

Maryland senior WR Teldrick Morgan caught three passes for 90 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 36-30 loss to Boston College in the Quick Lane Bowl.

Morgan's touchdown was an easy one, requiring no after-catch pyrotechnics. With 12:48 remaining in the third quarter, QB Perry Hills launched deep to Morgan, who was running wild and free down the right sideline. There wasn't a defender within five yards of him at the time and Hills hit him perfectly in stride for the 63-yard score. That drew Maryland to within 36-20. They would manage to work to within a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but Hills was sacked on fourth-and-long to end the Terrapins final offensive drive. After transferring over from New Mexico State over the summer, the 6-foot, 195-pound Morgan went on to register a 43-497-4 receiving line.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 06:57:00 PM

Maryland sophomore RB Ty Johnson rushed for 159 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in Monday's 36-30 loss to Boston College in the Quick Lane Bowl.

The Terrapins wasted a beautiful effort from Johnson, who averaged a slick 10.6 YPC and had multiple long runs in which he had room to burst up to full speed. Maryland's first score of the game came courtesy of the 5-foot-10, 184-pound sophomore early in the second quarter. On that one, Johnson found a slight crease and immediately accelerated through the hole before turning on the jets and outracing the Boston College secondary for a 62-yard touchdown. He very nearly had another monster touchdown run in the second half, but just barely stepped out of bounds while dancing through the defense. For the season as a whole, Johnson proved to be one of the more hot/cold players in the country. He logged five games of at least 100 yards rushing -- four of which went for more than 140 yards -- but was held under 50 yards in Maryland's other eight contests. If he can find a bit more consistency in 2017, look out.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 06:48:00 PM

Maryland junior LB Shane Cockerille was ruled ineligible for Monday's Quick Lane Bowl date with Boston College.

No reason was given for Cockerille's ineligibility. He turned in a shining campaign prior to dropping into hot water, registering a team-leading 108 tackles (8.0 for loss) and three sacks over the course of 12 games played. The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder's season was all the more remarkable for the fact that prior to a spring shift, he had been playing as a quarterback and fullback.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 04:40:00 PM


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