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DB Qwuantrezz Knight to transfer from Maryland football

The junior had appeared in four games this season.

NCAA Football: Maryland at Michigan State
Knight used to wear No. 24 but switched to No. 3 this season.
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Maryland safety Qwuantrezz Knight announced Monday he would be transferring from the program.

Knight had appeared in four games this season as a rotational defensive back, recording five total tackles, a tackle for loss and a forced fumble. He’s played mostly safety in his college career, but has also appeared on depth charts as a nickel corner. Knight posted 27 total tackles as a true freshman in 2016 and 10 last season.

He’s the first player to leave the program following the events of last week, when Maryland reinstated then fired head coach DJ Durkin in a two-day span. Knight committed to the Terps in January 2016, just before Durkin’s first National Signing Day as head coach. His statement above doesn’t mention anything about coaching changes.

The new NCAA redshirt rule allows players to see action in four games before losing eligibility, so by announcing this decision now, Knight will have junior eligibility again next season. It’s currently unclear whether he will be immediately eligible at his next stop.