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Maryland transfer Garland Owens says he might play defensive back

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Remember Garland Owens, the player who appears to be transferring from Boston College basketball to Maryland football?

His addition still hasn’t been announced officially by Maryland, but Owens stopped by Glenn Clark Radio to talk about the transition.

“I've always wanted to go to Maryland,” Owens said. “Having that at-home feeling would just be different for me. It would just be a place where I've always wanted to be."
(H/T Jeff Ermann for the transcription)

While InsideMDSports’ Ahmed Ghafir originally reported that Owens was likely to play tight end, the prospective graduate transfer appears to be eyeing the secondary.

"I'm not even sure that's what I'll be playing,” he said. “When I talked to coach Durkin he said they're gonna throw me around to different spots and see what I'll be best at. If you asked me I would say DB. That's what the coaches at Boston College wanted me to play ... I'll play wherever."

In other news

You never know with these things, but Maryland was in on this former four-star recruit for a while.

With Justin Jackson staying, here’s a look at who’s leaving for the NBA Draft in the Big Ten.

Maryland baseball lost to Iowa, then beat Purdue to stay alive in the Big Ten Tournament.

In our latest podcast, we looked at the impact of Justin Jackson’s decision to stay at Maryland.

Maryland women’s lacrosse faces Penn State today in the Final Four. Get educated on that here.

Maryland men’s lacrosse midfielder Isaiah Davis-Allen won a prestigious award for his achievement in the classroom and the community, in addition to his excellence on the field.

With Justin Jackson back, The Baltimore Sun’s Don Markus thinks Maryland will be right back in the the race for the Big Ten title — or at least for second place.

A change in leadership

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