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Maryland football re-converts former 3-star recruit Shane Cockerille to quarterback

Cockerille is listed as a co-backup to starter Perry Hills.

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In the Maryland football team's depth chart for its game against Penn State on Saturday, former three-star quarterback turned fullback Shane Cockerille is once again listed as a quarterback.

The depth chart, released Monday, shows Cockerille and Caleb Rowe as co-backups to starter Perry Hills, apparently relegating transfer Daxx Garman to fourth string.

Cockerille took the first snaps of his collegiate career under center against Ohio State in Maryland's last game. Lining up mostly as a fullback this year after playing some special teams as a redshirt freshman a year ago, Cockerille has no carries and one catch for 7 yards.

Maryland interim head coach Mike Locksley was the Terps' primary recruiter on Cockerille when the Maryland nabbed the Gilman product in the class of 2013. Last season, Locksley fielded a question about Maryland's inability to develop a high-end quarterback under Randy Edsall and pivoted to underlining Cockerille's recruiting pedigree.

"Shane was highly rated," Locksley said last November. "He's going to be a good player for us. Perry has won some games. If we're not playing real well, it starts with me as the quarterbacks coach, but Shane was one of the top quarterbacks in the country, he went to the Elite 11 and was rated highly there. He's a young quarterback developing, and it takes quarterbacks time to develop sometimes. I feel like we've recruited pretty well at the quarterback position."

As a quarterback, Cockerille was rated three stars on the 247Sports Composite and the No. 20 dual-threat signal-caller in his class. Locksley clearly buys more into that ranking than Edsall did.

Here's Maryland's full two-deep, as it was unveiled by the team:

The only other item of note here is that defensive end Roman Braglio (mononucleosis) isn't listed after missing the game against Ohio State.