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 one of two true freshmen quarterbacks.
Caleb Rowe, Freshman, Quarterback, #7
Twitter: None that we could find
Collegiate Stats: N/A
High School Stats (Senior Year): 141-220 for 2,722 yards, 33 touchdowns, and seven interceptions with three rushing touchdowns
Recruiting Ratings: Three stars by Rivals (#15 in SC, #26 Pro-Style QB), Scout (#30 QB), 24/7 (#12 in SC, #22 Pro-style QB), two stars by ESPN (#46 in SC, #157 QB)
High School: Blue Ridge
Hometown: Landrum, Sc.
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Caleb Rowe came on strong late last year at Blue Ridge, and ended up as one of the better quarterbacks coming out of the state of South Carolina. Despite that late surge, Rowe was not widely recruited - Maryland was his only major offer, and his only D-1 offer. While he listed interest from Alabama, Auburn, and Georgia, among others, Gardner-Webb and Presbyterian were the only schools besides Maryland to offer him a scholarship.
During his senior year, Rowe led Blue Ridge to an 8-3 record and a playoff appearance, earning honorable mention all-state honors, being named a finalist for Mr. Football for the state, and quarterbacking South Carolina's 2011 Shrine Bowl team. He committed to Maryland in June 2011.
Caleb "Crow" Rowe
Honorable mention all-state
Rowe wins the starting quarterback battle and holds on to it.
Rowe redshirts after falling behind Perry Hills and Devin Burns.
With the injury to C.J. Brown, Maryland's quarterback situation is near unrecognizable. Two weeks ago we didn't think Caleb Rowe had a shot to play this year, and while he still may not, he could also end up starting.
With Devin Burns added to the group, it's a three-way battle with Burns, Rowe, and Perry Hills. It looks like Rowe is the odd man out, as the only true pro-style quarterback of the three. If Maryland has to go with a complete unknown at quarterback, you'd think they'd try to keep the ball on the ground as much as possible.
Either way, the fact that Rowe is probably the best pure quarterback out of the three of them could go a long way. Maryland has a good amount of weapons, and with Stefon Diggs' explosion in the scrimmage this weekend, they'll need someone to get him the ball. A quarterback platoon of sorts is a possible option, but one I imagine the coaches would rather avoid.
Our next player shares his first name with a character on a show that was on NBC and ABC (and is now seemingly on all day on Comedy Central) and his last name with a "reality" show on MTV.
Maryland1206 ties it up, heading into the home stretch.