Maryland linebacker Abner Logan is apparently leaving the program, according to a post on Instagram over the weekend. Logan "will be playing football elsewhere" in his last year of eligibility, he said, marking an end to a tough Maryland career that never matched Logan's four-star recruiting profile.
Never thought this would be my last time running out of the "tunnel".....I want to thank everyone that has stood by me and supported me throughout my career at Maryland. I especially want to acknowledge the unbelievable bond I've created with my brothers that will last a life time. For my last year of eligibility I will be playing football elsewhere. Again thanks to the administration, coaches, and friends that helped and supported me throughout the way but it's come to the consensus that it is time to move on. King Ab ✌ ️
Logan was the No. 3 player in Massachusetts and the No. 35 outside linebacker in the class of 2012, Maryland's best under head coach Randy Edsall. He redshirted his true freshman year, contributed in spots in 2013, missed most of the first half of the season under suspension in 2014, then missed all of 2015 with a torn ACL. It was a tough confluence of circumstances that prevented Logan, the player, from ever recognizing his potential.
He never really made a dent at Maryland, mostly because he could never get on the field. Best wishes to Logan as he plots out his next move, with one more year of eligibility to go. He's Maryland's second known scholarship transfer under DJ Durkin, following receiver Amba Etta-Tawo two months ago to the day.
The Terps' linebacking corps was an uncertain position already, and Logan's departure won't help that. Jermaine Carter Jr. is a lock to start at mike linebacker if he's healthy, but it looks like a wide-open field beyond Carter.