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 a player who moved to center this spring.
Stephen Grommer, Freshman (RS), Center, #60
Major: Letters and sciences
Twitter: None that we could find.
Collegiate Stats: N/A
High School Stats (Senior Year): N/A
Recruiting Ratings: Three stars by Rivals, 24/7, ESPN (#81 OT), two stars by Scout (#122 OG)
High School: Spartanburg
Hometown: Spartanburg, S.C.
High School Highlights:
None that we could find.
How'd He Get to College Park?
Stephen Grommer committed to Maryland after watching the Terps destroy Morgan State two years ago, citing the atmosphere on campus. He was a star lineman at Spartanburg, where he played right tackle during his senior year and held his own against Jadeveon Clowney.
Grommer was named to all-area and all-region Academic teams in high school, received interest from Harvard, and had a 3.9 GPA in high school. He also received offers from East Carolina and NC State.
Last season, Grommer redshirted, and he switched from offensive guard to center this spring.
"Ephen" Stephen Grommer
Finishing eighth in the state in discus as a junior.
Moving to center, where Maryland already has three other players, including one in his class.
Grommer either moves back to guard or by some miracle gets playing time at center.
No playing time.
As we mentioned, Stephen Grommer was moved to center this spring, and it's a bit of a puzzling move. Already at the position are fellow redshirt freshman Evan Mulrooney, profiled yesterday, current starter (on the spring depth chart, at least) Sal Conaboy, and incumbent starter Bennett Fulper. Seeing as center's not exactly a position with a lot of rotation usually, it's a curious thing to put Grommer in that mix, especially considering the Terps' lack of depth at the other offensive line positions.
The only thing we can think of is that Maryland's coaches expect Bennett Fulper to be playing a lot of guard this year. It makes sense - Fulper has started four games at guard as a Terp and Maryland certainly needs the help - but as far as we can tell no announcement of that nature has been made as of yet.
If things stay the way they are, don't expect Grommer to see much, if any, playing time this year. His only chance is if one of the four options at center move to guard, and even then it's dicey.
Our next player's hometown sounds more like a bar name than the name of a city - turns out it was actually named for the first pub there. In other words, they built a pub and named it before naming the town it was in.
kbuts151 got yesterday's, cutting Maryland1206's lead by one.
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