Maryland football starts its season in 31 days. Until then, we're profiling every player on the roster in our Profiles in Terpage series.
Tyrrell Pigrome, quarterback
Weight: 190 pounds
High school: Clay-Chalkville High School (Ala.)
Jersey No.: 3
How he got to College Park
Pigrome was one of two quarterbacks to sign with Maryland in the class of 2017, and the Alabama prospect waited until National Signing Day to announce that he’d be a Terp. He was Gatorade’s Player of the Year in his home state of Alabama as a senior, accounting for a whopping 62 touchdowns last year. A dual-threat quarterback, the former three-star recruit was the No. 33 player in Alabama and the No. 62 athlete in the class of 2017, according to the 247Sports Composite.
High school highlights
Even taking into account Maryland’s awful quarterback play in 2015, the odds that Pigrome emerges from camp as Maryland’s starting quarterback are slim. As much as fans might be looking for a change from Perry Hills or Caleb Rowe, starting at quarterback as a freshman in the Big Ten is a tall task.
Still, Pigrome brings an athleticism to the quarterback position that no one else on the team can match. He could end up being a great fit for Walt Bell’s offense, and it’s certainly possible that we see him on the field in 2016, at least in some packages.
What a dream season would look like
Pigrome proves to be an excellent fit in Bell’s offense and grabs Maryland’s starting quarterback job in training camp. He proves to be a dangerous running threat and completes enough passes to keep defenses honest, leaving the team with options when four-star Kasim Hill comes to town in 2017.
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