New Mexico State graduate transfer receiver Teldrick Morgan has committed to play his last year of college football at Maryland, he announced Monday. Maryland confirmed Morgan’s addition Tuesday afternoon, including that he’ll be eligible immediately for the Terrapins.
He hails from Hanover, Md., and attended Meade High School in Fort Meade, just about a half-hour’s drive from College Park.
"Teldrick brings a great deal to our program and we're excited that he's a part of our family," Maryland coach DJ Durkin said in a statement. "It's always great to bring a local kid back home, and on top of that he's very skilled and brings a wealth of experience to our receivers unit."
Morgan spent three years at NMSU and played for the last two. He was a second-team All-Sun Belt honoree in 2014, when he caught 75 passes for 903 yards and seven touchdowns. Last year, he played in two fewer games (nine total) and saw a dip in his numbers, to 44 catches for 543 yards and four scores. He still led the Aggies.
Morgan was the Aggies’ top receiving target last year, as the intended recipient of 17.7 percent of the team’s throws. The Big Ten will bring a much greater level of defensive back skill level to counter him, but Maryland can benefit from adding a wideout who’s used to a heavy workload. Nobody on Maryland’s roster has ever been a de-facto No. 1.
He’s chipped in a good bit in the return game, although Maryland cornerback Will Likely is the incumbent at both the punt and kick returning spots.
He is listed at 6 feet. Assuming that height is accurate, he’ll be one of the tallest scholarship receivers on the roster.