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:
Rakim Jarrett is already making plays as #UAALLAMERICA practices have begun ahead of the game on January 2, 2020.— Wes Brown (@W_Brown21) December 30, 2019
This is the five-star WR product from St John's College who chose the Terps over LSU on signing day: https://t.co/VBPGYgRyoo
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.
We asked. You answered.— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) December 27, 2019
Your threads of the decade:
Chol Marial — in his first ever collegiate game — and Jalen Smith showed out in the win over Bryant.
Just what you needed: a slam dunk compilation from Maryland's first half. pic.twitter.com/tEW6csUYw5— Sean Montiel (@SeanMMontiel) December 29, 2019
Chol Marial gave some thoughts on his debut against Bryant on Sunday. He finished with six points and five rebounds in 14 minutes.
Freshman Chol Marial (@MarialChol) on how it felt to make his debut for the Terps today. pic.twitter.com/slsEv6MNVz— Testudo Times (@testudotimes) December 29, 2019
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.
—> W No. #UnitedPursuit pic.twitter.com/w8KXV39uaG— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@umdwbb) December 29, 2019
Kaila Charles posted a season high 23 points and moved up to the No. 9 spot on Maryland’s all-time scoring list.
That moment when @__KC5 moved up on the all-time scoring list...— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@umdwbb) December 29, 2019
And passed @ChristyWScott51! ❤️ #UnitedPursuit // #TerpFamily pic.twitter.com/8A0nqRegzS
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.
Kevin Huerter getting in some work from behind the arc in pregame.— Jordan Gold (@Jordan_Gold0) December 27, 2019
Huerter has battled through a shoulder and knee injury so far this season, but is back to full strength and is coming off a 19 point game with 5 made threes. pic.twitter.com/gKCK1gpOvL
Huerter gets on the board for his first 3 points of this game with this three pointer from way downtown pic.twitter.com/6j2jObP53A— Jordan Gold (@Jordan_Gold0) December 28, 2019
The Terp to Terp connection for the big slam! pic.twitter.com/GwWXgyHVWT— Jordan Gold (@Jordan_Gold0) December 28, 2019
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.
#Lions RB Ty Johnson (@T_Johns6) is the first Lions RB since 1991 to record at least 50 rushing yards in the first half of a game while averaging more than 20.0 yards per attempt.#OnePride pic.twitter.com/aF7gzJX2Ap— Detroit Lions PR (@LionsPR) December 29, 2019