A recurring series where we will profile every player on Maryland's roster, counting down to kick-off against William & Mary on September 1. Thanks to OBNUG for the idea.
Today we profile an incoming offensive guard.
Nick Brigham, Freshman, Offensive Guard
Twitter: None that we could find
Collegiate Stats: N/A
High School Stats (Senior Year): 12 pancakes and 16 "big blocks"
Recruiting Ratings: Four stars by ESPN (#28 in Georgia, #24 OG), three stars by Rivals, Scout (#95 OG), 24/7 (#95 in Georgia, #61 OG)
High School: Marist School
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Nick Brigham's mother went to UConn, and the young offensive guard grew up a Huskies fan. He went to a UConn football camp as a freshman in high school, and apparently was so impressed by Randy Edsall that he knew he wanted to play for the coach eventually.
Brigham was recruited by UConn while Edsall was still there, and when the coach was hired by Maryland, he offered Brigham his first scholarship. He accepted shortly after. He played defensive tackle and offensive guard in high school, and started for three years on the offensive line at Marist.
Brigham was a three-time all-state selection in high school, and was named all-county twice (I don't know how that could happen). Maryland was his only offer, but he received interest from Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Notre Dame, among others.
Brigham comes from a football family - two of his cousins played at New Mexico State, and his uncle was an all-conference linebacker at UConn.
Getting the scholarship offer from Edsall.
Redshirting is the usual path for most true freshmen, and it's especially the case for offensive linemen. Nick Brigham has the talent to play right away, but it would be a surprise to actually see him do so. Maryland has two capable starters at guard in Pete White and Josh Cary, with a viable option off the bench in De'Onte Arnett and a possible young contributor in Stephen Grommer, not to mention an extra body in Gary Harraka.
The only way we can see Brigham getting playing time this year is through injury, because while he might be the third most talented guard on the roster, Maryland will try and save his fifth year of eligibility as best as they can. They can get by with the five-man rotation listed above, but if any of them get injured (and one of them likely will), either a center or tackle will have to move over or the Terps are going to see Brigham on the field a lot sooner than they would have hoped.
Our next player's last name is also the name of an art gallery in Tucson, a village in Hungary, and a lot of different places in Romania.
CSB Jack is on the board.
Maryland1206 - 7
kbuts151 - 5
Terpsfinish - 1
ClickClack62 - 1
Mdak06 - 1
bubbasparks - 1
clevesanterp - 1
CSB Jack - 1
Everybody else - 0