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Maryland football’s updated roster includes freshman numbers, removes Kasim Hill

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Maryland football’s online roster has been updated with numbers for a slew of new additions and the removal of a notable name.

Quarterback Kasim Hill, who entered the transfer portal in February, is officially off the online roster. It’s unclear where he intends to land, but he’ll spend 2019 recovering from his second ACL injury in as many seasons. The former four-star recruit started 12 games for the Terps, impressing as a true freshman in 2017 and in last year’s opener against Texas but struggling for most of last season.

While Hill was on the roster during the spring, his absence from the team and walk-on quarterback Donny Sanders being given his No. 11 were the two big signs that Hill’s days in College Park were over. Sanders is now joined on the roster by another walk-on quarterback, DeMatha’s Eric Najarian.

The other notable absence from the roster is linebacker Mitchell Agude, a JuCo commit late in the 2019 recruiting class. This is likely eligibility-related, and it’s unclear whether Agude will end up with the Terps in fall camp. The 6’5, 215-pounder committed Feb. 17, but Maryland never announced his addition.

Five freshman walk-ons — Najarian, defensive lineman Jacob Purcell, long snapper Paul Moring and punters Anthony Pecorella and Colton Spangler — don’t have numbers yet. But here’s a rundown of the newcomers who do:

  • DB Nick Cross — No. 3
  • QB Lance LeGendre — No. 4
  • Transfer LB Shaq Smith — No. 5
  • WR Dino Tomlin — No. 16
  • DB Treron Collins — No. 17
  • Transfer QB Josh Jackson — No. 17
  • DB Erwin Byrd — No. 26
  • DB Deonte Banks — No. 33
  • LB Cortez Andrews — No. 36
  • DB Lavonte Gater — No. 37
  • LB Deshawn Holt — No. 39
  • LB Kameron Blount — No. 42
  • OL Marcus Finger — No. 64
  • OL Parris Heath — No. 69
  • OL Mason Lunsford — No. 78
  • Transfer TE Tyler Mabry — No. 81
  • WR Isaiah Hazel — No. 82
  • TE Mailk Jackson — No. 86
  • TE Tyler Devera — No. 87
  • DE Anthony Booker — No. 89
  • DE Sam Okuayinonu — No. 97

In other news

Wide Receivers Week focused on Jeshaun Jones, Maryland’s top returning wideout in 2019.

Our State of the Program series continued with women’s basketball, as Sean looked at a team trying to get back to the mountaintop.

The men’s team, meanwhile, moved from No. 11 to No. 5 on Andy Katz’s Power 36. Here’s his explanation:

Upon further review, the Terps were too far back in our May poll. Anthony Cowan Jr., and Jalen Smith are as a good a 1-2 punch as any team above.

And here’s a look at the scrapbooks two die-hard Maryland basketball fans make for every member of the team: