Offensive tackle Larry Mazyck will not play for the Terps as expected after failing to qualify academically, Alex Prewitt is reporting.
OL Larry Mazyck, a juco transfer, did not meet academic benchmarks required for admission, source confirms. Not coming to Maryland.— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) May 6, 2014
Mazyck committed to Maryland last summer and signed his letter of intent in December. The Virginia native originally committed to the Terps under Ralph Friedgen, went to Fork Union, then landed with Mike Locksley at New Mexico before playing at Iowa Western Community College. However, Mazyck missed the official transfer deadline for the spring semester after a delay in the issuance of his transcript. He was then set to join the team in the summer in time for preseason football, but will have to change his plans.
The 6'7", 340-pound lineman's size speaks for itself, but now it is paired with an asterisk of what could have been for the Terrapins. Because of the failure to qualify, Maryland will be without a three-star prospect who was considered the 38th-best Junior College player in country and the 9th-best tackle by 247sports composite.
Pete Volk, Testudo Times managing editor: This is tough news for Maryland and a sad end to the Mazyck-Maryland affair. The big man had an opportunity to compete for a starting tackle spot immediately, and was at the very least expected to play a role at the position. Moise Larose, Ryan Doyle, Damian Prince and Derwin Gray will now likely compete for the two starting tackle roles.