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Former Maryland QB Kasim Hill transfers to Tennessee

The former Terrapin signal-caller suffered a torn ACL after 10 starts in 2018.

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Former Maryland quarterback Kasim Hill has decided to transfer to Tennessee, according to 247Sports.

On Feb. 8, Hill announced that he had entered the transfer portal. His future at Maryland seemed bleak after suffering his second torn ACL in as many seasons and the Terps adding transfer Josh Jackson and freshman Lance LeGendre.

Hill was a four-star prospect out of St. John’s College High School and a key member of the Terps’ 2017 recruiting class, which notably included running back Anthony McFarland. He was ranked as the No. 2 prospect out of Washington D.C. and the No. 10 pro-style quarterback and No. 233 player in his class.

Hill impressed coaches after arriving on campus in summer 2017, but the starting quarterback job went to Tyrrell Pigrome. After Pigrome tore his ACL against Texas, Hill stepped in during the early stages of the fourth quarter, leading the team down the field and rushing for a score in the victory. He then took over the starting job for two games, but suffered the same injury against UCF two weeks later.

In 2018, Hill earned the starting job over Pigrome, but in Matt Canada’s offense, the quarterback play was less than stellar. He started the team’s first 10 games before tearing his other ACL against Indiana, which then opened the door for Pigrome to start against Ohio State.

Due to transfer regulations, Hill will be forced to sit out the 2019 season, but that was expected to be the case as he is still recuperating from his ACL tear last season. The Volunteers return redshirt junior Jarrett Guarantano who started in 2018, with the quarterback room being filled out with redshirt freshman J.T. Shrout, true freshman Brian Maurer and incoming four-star prospect Harrison Bailey.

Hill will be able to complete his degree and have a chance to compete for the starting job in 2020 with two years of eligibility remaining.