At this point, no one should be surprised that yet another "fine young man" has decided to transfer from the football program. But this one stings a little bit more, doesn't it?
Coxson, a four star wide receiver out of Baltimore, came to the Terps after transferring from the University of Florida in the Fall of 2010. He didn't get a ton of burn this year (he only appeared in two games), but showed flashes of potential, particularly against Boston College where he went for 3 catches, 78 yards and a TD. Coxson was a redshirt freshman this season so there was still plenty of football left to be played.
No reasons have come out as to why Coxson is transferring but he did have this to say via his Twitter feed:
@adriancoxson adrian coxsonThis my second and last time moving on..it's what's best for me and my family. I hate to leave but I have to.
As for what it means for Maryland going forward, it's certainly a loss but the depth at wide receiver should ease the pain a bit. The Terps have a couple of talented veteran wide receivers in Kevin Dorsey and Kerry Boykins, and I've got high hopes for freshmen Marcus Leak and Tyrek Cheeseboro. Additionally, Nigel King, one of the Terps' highest rated recruits from last season, should be eligible to play this year.
The loss of Coxson hurts because he was young, talented, and could have helped open up some more pipelines to Baltimore. But this isn't a travesty for the Terps. They've still got talent at wide receiver, and a bevy of open scholarships to help fill the void. For now, just sit back, take a deep breath and repeat: "Maryland football will be OK...", "Maryland football will be OK..." Maybe rock out to some Queen while you're at it.