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Former Florida Gator Adrian Coxson Headed to Maryland?

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Well, that was fast. It was just hours ago that Adrian Coxson decided to transfer out of Florida in the first place. Now, he's decided to go to Maryland, at least according to the super-reliable guys at InsideMDSports.

Coxson was a member of the 2010 recruiting class, which means he would've been a true freshman at Florida this year. He just announced his plans to transfer today, citing a desire to head closer to home. Seeing how he's from Baltimore, Maryland was just about the only choice.

The Coxson acquisition is, in a word, big. Though he isn't as good as he was originally pegged - he was at first a five-star and the #1 player in Maryland, ended up as a four-star and #7 - he was still one of Rivals' top 250 and would be Maryland's fifth four-star recruit, though one is already gone and one is prepping. He'd also be just be the second commitment to be in Rivals' exclusive 250.

I'm talking about Coxson like he's just a decommitment, but it's different than that. Though he never took a snap at Florida, he's still going to have to sit out a year, because he wasn't released from his LOI. That's not a big deal, though; Maryland has a lot of depth at WR, and he wouldn't have had meaningful snaps behind Torrey Smith, Adrian Cannon, and Ronnie Tyler anyway. Besides, because it's still his first year, he's eligible for a redshirt season, so he'll still be a redshirt freshman next year.

However, Maryland's WR corps could look drastically different in a year. Cannon is a senior, Smith could potentially go pro, and Tyler hasn't proven that he can be a #1 receiver. He'll be a redshirt freshman when Maryland's two most highly-touted recruits for 2011 - Nigel King and Marcus Leak - are true freshmen.

With King, Leak, and Coxson - one is a four-star and the other two have that potential - Maryland's WR corps is stacked with talent. Leak is a prototypical slot WR; King is a possession guy; and Coxson has Terrell Owens-level athleticism. Don't forget about Tyrek Cheeseboro, either. Now Maryland just needs to find a proven QB to get those guys the ball. Ten minute highlight reel past the jump:

Hey, you get to laugh at the Florida part. And he's got some ridiculous catches and moves after the catch, too.

*Still no word on Jordan Hadenwho was on campus today.