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MM 12.30: Maryland guard Terrance Davis enters transfer portal

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Maryland football was back in the news Saturday as guard Terrance Davis entered his name into the transfer portal.

Davis — a four-year starter — played in 37 games throughout his career as a Terp, but struggled with injuries after playing four games in 2019 and eventually opted to shut his season down to retain his redshirt status.

He will be immediately eligible to play in 2020 as a graduate transfer wherever he ends up. Davis was the No. 74 player in the nation, the No. 3 guard and No. 2 player in the state of Maryland in the 2016 class, according to the 247Sports Composite.

With this move, Davis becomes the eighth Maryland player to enter his name in the portal since the 2019 season came to a close. But he is one of the first major losses, as he was expected to be a huge asset as the most experience offensive lineman in 2020.

The first season under head coach Mike Locksley certainly did not go as planned, but the staff has begun its overhaul of players going out of and coming into the program.

During the 2020 recruiting cycle, the coaching staff had a clear desire of beefing up its size up front, with each of the early-period signees standing no smaller than 6’3, 315 pounds. Maryland also has a standing commitment from C.H. Flowers (Md.) offensive lineman Santana Saunders, who plans to sign in February.

With 23 players already signed and four other recruits verbally pledged to the Terps, Locksley and his staff will look to fine tune its recruiting strategy in the new year in order to fill gaps in the roster.

In other news

Maryland men’s basketball ended its non conference slate with an 84-70 win over Bryant — which also featured the debut of Chol Marial.

Sean added three takeaways from Sunday’s men’s basketball fixture.

Missing from Sunday’s game against Bryant were Makhi and Makhel Mitchell, both of whom entered the transfer portal over the weekend.

No. 12 Maryland women’s basketball rolled into conference play and notched its first win over a top 25 team Saturday in a 70-55 win over No. 23 Michigan.

Maryland football special teams coordinator John Papuchis is head to Florida State and will coach the special teams and defensive ends for the Seminoles.

The fifth episode of the Tilted Bench podcast was release; Andrew and Big Train break down the best moments of the Maryland men’s basketball decade.

Five-star Maryland football signee Rakim Jarrett is at the Under Armor All-America Bowl this week and has already caught the eyes of many:

Maryland fans provided their favorite jersey’s of the past decade, which the Terps played in this past season during their homecoming game against Michigan.

Chol Marial — in his first ever collegiate game — and Jalen Smith showed out in the win over Bryant.

Chol Marial gave some thoughts on his debut against Bryant on Sunday. He finished with six points and five rebounds in 14 minutes.

No. 12 Maryland women’s basketball picked up win No. 10 on Saturday. Here’s some highlights to recap the Terps’ first Big Ten win of the season.

Kaila Charles posted a season high 23 points and moved up to the No. 9 spot on Maryland’s all-time scoring list.

Our Jordan Gold was at the Atlanta Terplanta Hawks game Friday night to cover the trio of Kevin Huerter, Bruno Fernando and Alex Len (who didn’t play). He’ll be at the next two home games as well.

Former Terp Ty Johnson made some noise for the Detroit Lions Sunday. He finished the game with 65 yards on just three attempts, including a 40-yard rush.