Athlon ranked the top 15 RB in the ACC for next year. Justus made "Others to Watch"
Justus Pickett, Maryland (SO) - Pickett recorded 274 yards and one score as a freshman last season, but is not guaranteed a starting spot going into 2012.
Wes made the Top Freshman to watch: Wes Brown, Maryland Randy Edsall has always had successful running backs and Brown has workhorse written all over him. The 210-pound local product could have a chance to contribute right away for a program in desperate need of positive energy.
In Top Transfers:
Danny O’Brien, Maryland to ? – O’Brien spent only two years at Maryland, but his time in College Park was quite a roller coaster ride. He threw for 2,438 yards and 22 scores and earned ACC Rookie of the Year honors as a freshman, but followed that up with a disappointing sophomore effort (1,648 yards, 7 touchdowns and 10 interceptions). O’Brien's struggles in 2011 were largely due to a lack of help around him, as Maryland’s receivers were inconsistent and the team struggled to adapt to new coordinator Gary Crowton. O’Brien is believed to be heavily interested in Vanderbilt, but Penn State, Michigan State, Arizona, Oklahoma State and Wisconsin have all been mentioned as possible destinations. Maryland hit Vanderbilt coach James Franklin with a tampering allegation, so expect O’Brien to wait on announcing a destination until the investigation has finished.
R.J. Dill, Maryland to Rutgers – Dill was a staple on Maryland’s offensive line over the last three years, collecting 33 starts and appearing in 37 overall contests. Dill started at right tackle in 2011, but is capable of playing on the left side. With the Scarlet Knights needing to replace three starters up front, look for Dill to emerge as one of the anchors on the line in 2012.
Ryan Donahue, Maryland to Connecticut
And for Top Transfers for 2013
RB Crusoe Gongbay, New Mexico to Maryland
OT Max Garcia, Maryland to ?