Maryland football released its depth chart Tuesday for Saturday’s season opener against Texas. The Terps still haven’t revealed a starting quarterback, but the outlook at several positions is now a lot more clear.
Maryland also has co-starters at running back in Ty Johnson and Lorenzo Harrison III, and the veteran wide receivers—Taivon Jacobs, Jahrvis Davenport and DJ Turner—are all on the first string to start the season. Avery Edwards and Chigoziem Okonkwo are starters at separate tight end positions (the “F” means Okonkwo will see more time in the slot). The Terps return all five offensive line starters, but Johnny Jordan has emerged as the new starting center, forcing Brendan Moore to right guard and Terrance Davis to the bench.
Jesse Aniebonam and Byron Cowart are the starters at BUCK and defensive end, respectively, with Adam McLean and Mbi Tanyi lining up inside. Isaiah Davis and Tre Watson are the starting linebackers, as expected. The defensive backfield looks strong on paper, with Marcus Lewis, Tino Ellis and RaVon Davis listed as co-starters at the two cornerback spots and Antoine Brooks at nickel. Darnell Savage and Antwaine Richardson
There aren’t many surprises on special teams, although the Terps will start true freshman Joseph Petrino at kicker. Johnson and Jacobs are written in as the top kick and punt returners, respectively.
This will all probably change as the season goes on, and Maryland still has an announcement to make at quarterback before Saturday. But we finally have some answers.