Evan Mulrooney, Junior (RS), Guard, #50
Twitter: None that we could find
Collegiate Stats: 14 games, 5 starts (all at center)
High School Stats (Senior Year): N/A
247sports composite Ratings: Three stars, 19th-best center, fourth-best player in Delaware
Who Maryland beat: NC State and Virginia Tech.
High School: Salesianum
Hometown: Wilmington, DE
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Mulrooney started his high school career as a tight end but apparently lacked skills in the ball catching department. His coaches moved him to the line where he logged time on blind side (e.g. left tackle) and at center. On the line, he became a fixture for one of the better teams in Delaware and was considered one of the state's two best offensive linemen by the time he came out of high school in 2011. He committed to the Terps in April 2010 after attending the spring game in College Park. His lead recruiter was then offensive line coach Tom Brattan and, after considering switching to NC State following the Terps' coaching changes, elected to stay with Maryland clearly jumping on board the "Never pick State" train.
Profiling the entire team
Making his first career start as a redshirt freshman against the team he considered jumping off the turtle shell for, NC State.
Mulrooney's dream season would see him hold onto the starting job and have an injury free year, while opening holes for Brandon Ross, et. al. to gash B1G defenses for big gains.
Mulrooney might be a victim of the depth chart number crunch once Damian Prince and Derwin Gray make their first appearance. He's currently battling for a guard job with Silvano Altamirano, but will have to perform very well to hold off whoever gets moved inside from the tackle battle. Because he has experience at both center and tackle, his versatility could afford him the chance to fill in should players suffer injuries. He played some on special teams in 2013 so this could be another source of action for the redshirt junior.
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