Gus Little, freshman, linebacker, No. 49
Collegiate stats: N/A
High school: Massaponax (Fredericksburg, Va.)
High school stats (Senior Year): 133 tackles (five for a loss), five sacks, one fumble recovery, 13 receptions, 240 yards, one touchdown
Composite recruiting rating: 3 stars (.8489), No. 36 inside linebacker, No. 30 player in Virginia
Who Maryland beat: NC State, Boston College, Virginia, Marshall, Old Dominion
High school highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
A three-time all-conference and all-area linebacker at Massaponax, Little was named the conference defensive player of the year his senior season. He received an offer from the Terps in June 2014 while attending a camp and committed around two weeks later.
Earning conference defensive player of the year honors his senior year of high school.
Little plays well enough to make it onto the special teams unit, setting himself for playing time at linebacker in 2016 and a potential starting job in 2017.
Now with a three-linebacker base defense, Maryland has less opportunities for playing time in the unit simply by having less linebackers on the field. There's also a clear three on top at outside linebacker: Abner Logan at one spot, and either Jalen Brooks or Jefferson Ashiru at the other. They figure to be the players getting the most playing time at the position, with upperclassmen Brock Dean and Avery Thompson also available to help fill in. It looks like the best option for Little may be a redshirt, but he could see himself on the field with a good fall camp.
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