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Profiles in Terpage: Ellis McKennie

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Our series of profiles continues with another local offensive line signee.

Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Ellis McKennie, freshman, offensive line, No. 68

Stats:

Height: 6'3

Weight: 316

Collegiate stats: N/A

High school: McDonogh School (Owings Mills, Md.)

High school stats (Senior Year): N/A

Composite recruiting rating: 3 stars (.8358), No. 77 offensive guard, No. 29 player in Maryland

Who Maryland beat: Rutgers, Marshall

High school highlights:

How'd He Get to College Park?

McKennie helped McDonogh to back-to-back MIAA Championships during his final two years with the school, making All-Met and all-state first teams. He was also an Honor Roll student eight times over, showing those smarts when he committed to the Terrapins in May 2014.

"Being close to home was a big thing for me," he told us soon after. "Maryland is about two hours from my house so it's not too far of a drive. It's just far enough away and close enough that it's perfect."

Career Highlight:

Signing with Maryland.

Dream Season:

McKennie plays well on the scout team, setting up playing time opportunities in 2016.

2015 Prospectus:

It's unlikely that we'll see much of Ellis McKennie this season -- Maryland also brought in Quarvez Boulware and E.J. Donahue at guard, and have experienced players in Andrew Zeller and Ryan Doyle already at the position. McKennie could play a role down the line with the Terps, but expect him to redshirt this season.

Up Next:

Our next player was named to the Maryland Small School All-State Team while in high school, and is now one of the more surprising names to emerge as a potential starter this season.

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