Andrew Isaacs, Sophomore, Tight End, #44
Collegiate Stats: 11 games played
High School Stats (Senior Year): 32 receptions for 445 yards and five touchdowns
247sports composite Ratings: Three stars, 23rd-best tight end, second-best player in Connecticut
Who Maryland beat: Boston College and Connecticut
High School: Manchester
Hometown: Manchester, Conn.
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Rather unusually. Isaacs, either an above average recruit or one of the nation's most talented tight ends -- depending on whose ratings you believe -- committed to Boston College initially, but he decommitted and pivoted to the Terps two summers ago. The No. 1 player in Connecticut, per Rivals, Isaacs decided to switch from BC to College Park because of the Merrill College's tremendous broadcast journalism program and an opportunity to play earlier. Fun note: In the article linked to above, he cites Vernon Davis as his favorite player.
Profiling the entire team
Isaacs played 11 games last season as a true freshman, mainly on special teams.
Playing in 11 games last season.
Isaacs wins the starting job, providing solid blocking work and catching at least two touchdown passes.
Isaacs is in a three-way battle for the starting position at tight end with converted linebacker Derrick Hayward and P.J. Gallo, last year's backup. Isaacs is the highest-touted of the trio, going by recruiting rankings, and the fact that he saw the field as a true freshman shows the confidence the coaching staff has in him. Even if he doesn't win the starting job (Gallo is most likely the favorite), you can expect to see quite a bit of him on the field this year.
Our next player's nickname is the same as mine from childhood.
Scaletta moves into a tie for second.
Daniel Hamilton: 5