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Maryland football QB Max Bortenschlager enters transfer portal

The Indiana native will be immediately eligible as a graduate transfer.

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Maryland quarterback Max Bortenschlager has entered the transfer portal, he announced on Twitter.

“Today I entered the transfer portal as a graduate transfer with two years of eligibility remaining,” Bortenschlager wrote. “I am extremely thankful for the opportunity given to me to attend a school like the University of Maryland and play football in the Big Ten; it truly was a dream come true.”

Bortenschlager joined the Terps as a member of the 2016 recruiting class that included the likes of Tino Ellis, DJ Turner and Tyrrell Pigrome.

In his time in College Park, Bortenschlager participated in 19 games and completed 52 percent of his passes for 1522 yards and 11 touchdowns. After several quarterback injuries in 2016, he notched his first career start against No. 19 Nebraska and notably threw the second-longest touchdown pass in Maryland history — a 92-yard completion to DJ Moore.

Bortenschlager made eight starts in 2017 with injuries to Kasim Hill and Pigrome. The signal-caller played in three games in 2018 before missing the rest of the reason with an ankle injury and did not appear in any games during the 2019 season after suffering a lower-body injury.

With Bortenschlager leaving, Maryland is now left with four scholarship quarterbacks — Josh Jackson, Pigrome, Tyler DeSue and Lance Legendre.

The Terps could dip into the transfer portal and bring in another quarterback to further competition at a position that Pro Football Focus ranked No. 129 out of 130 at the end of the 2019 season.