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Maryland football: True freshman QB Will Ulmer moving to WR

Ulmer will help address some newly-found depth issues at the position.

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True freshman Will Ulmer, one of Maryland's top signees in the 2014 class, will move from quarterback to wide receiver. Head coach Randy Edsall announced the move at his weekly media availability Tuesday.

Previously, Edsall said Ulmer would stay at quarterback until "he comes to me and tells me he doesn't want to be a quarterback." Called by some as the fastest player on Maryland's roster, many analysts predicted Ulmer would be better suited for a skill position in college, due to his speed and troubles with his throwing motion. With Maryland's recent departures at the wide receiver position, the move makes a whole lot of sense.

This does not necessarily mean Ulmer will see playing time this season, but it certainly improves his chances. Maryland still has a full two-deep at receiver, with an excellent starting corps of Stefon Diggs, Deon Long and Marcus Leak backed up by Jacquille Veii, Amba Etta-Tawo and Malcolm Culmer -- all of whom have seen significant game action. Ulmer and fellow highly-touted true freshman Juwann Winfree stand right behind that group, and could see time if Maryland decides they need that extra depth.