Maryland football’s offseason roster turnover got into full swing Monday afternoon as four players entered the NCAA Transfer Portal.
Perhaps the biggest move was that of twin linemen Brandon and Breyon Gaddy, who entered the portal, according to multiple sources.
Both players came into the Maryland program as defensive tackles, but Breyon was moved to the offensive side of the ball to assist with depth along the line before the 2019 season.
In all, Brandon appeared in 22 games (10 in 2019, 12 in 2018) as a consistent special teams contributor and reserve defensive lineman, while Breyon appeared in 16 games (5 in 2019, 11 in 2018) as a reserve member of both lines.
After decommitting from Tennessee in November of 2016, the Gaddy twins came to College Park as part of DJ Durkin’s 2017 recruiting class — which ranked 18th in the nation and No. 4 in the Big Ten. Breyon was listed as a four-star recruit and Brandon was a three-star.
Three other players have entered the portal since October — tight end Tyler Devera, wide receiver Jayden Comma and defensive back Treron Collins — and wide receiver Sean Savoy left the team in November.
Head coach Mike Locksley and his staff are quickly looking to reshape and rebuild the foundation of the Maryland program, and these spots will open up more chances for junior college and transfer prospects to come in and make a difference in College Park. Though it’s sure to be an uphill battle.
In other news
Jordan went in-depth about Maryland men’s basketball’s domination of Marquette, including exactly how Cowan and Darryl Morsell did so well in the big-time game Sunday.
With that win, Maryland men’s basketball also moved up to No. 3 in the AP Top 25 poll.
Anthony Cowan Jr. was able to earn Co-Big Ten Player of the Week honors after his successes at the Orlando Invitational.
Maryland football was unable to play spoiler on the road, but I took a dive into the film and how the Terps hung with Michigan State on Saturday.
Cody took a look at the Big Ten landscape and how the league looks at the end of the regular season.
Mike Locklsey’s contract was automatically extended through the 2024 season.
Since Michael Locksley is still the head coach at Maryland on the day after the 2019 season ended, his contract is automatically extended through the 2024 season. That would be his sixth year at Maryland.— Emily Giambalvo (@EmilyGiam) December 2, 2019
Anthony Cowan Jr. had himself quite a weekend, racking up the accolades.
Time to get hyped for Fight Week.
It might be Fight Week but its also the season of giving.
'Tis the season!— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) December 2, 2019
Donate an unwrapped children's toy to "Toys for Tots" at this week's basketball games! pic.twitter.com/WCUSNLtGK8
Here’s an update on one of the Terps’ recruiting topic.
Maryland men's basketball five-star PG target Zion Harmon has had quite the run of games as the high school season ramps up.— Wes Brown (@W_Brown21) December 2, 2019
Harmon's play is reminiscent of former Terp Melo Trimble, as he has the ability to drain long shots while also driving and finishing with contact. https://t.co/4cXj2UNUTC
Maryland women’s basketball remained at No. 9 in the AP Poll despite some major changes in the top 10.
Maryland women's basketball remains at No. 9 in the AP Top 25 despite a major shakeup.— Wes Brown (@W_Brown21) December 2, 2019
Top 10 (Prev):
1. Stanford (3)
2. Louisville (8)
3. Oregon (1)
4. UConn (4)
5. Oregon St. (7)
6. South Carolina (5)
7. Baylor (2)
8. Florida St (12)
9. Maryland (9)
10. Mississippi St (10) https://t.co/f8UEx8iWwo
Maryland women’s basketball’s Blair Watson also earned a spot on the Big Ten Honor Roll after her performance at the Daytona Beach Invitational.
Alyssa Poarch of Maryland women’s soccer earned Third-Team All-Region honors after a solid 2019 campaign.