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Nebraska wide receiver Marcus Fleming transfers to Maryland football

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The Terrapins add their first incoming transfer of the offseason.

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Maryland football has landed its first incoming transfer, with former Nebraska wide receiver Marcus Fleming announcing his decision Monday.

Fleming tallied all 75 yards and five catches of his freshman season against Northwestern in 2020, one of his two appearances before leaving the program in late-November.

As part of the Class of 2020, Fleming was listed as a top-300 recruit and the No. 42 wide receiver and No. 43 player out of Florida, according to the 24/7 Sports Composite.

The original race for Fleming ultimately came down between Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Maryland and Nebraska, with the two Big Ten schools having the most pull.

Fleming, who is listed at 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, makes his mark as an outside receiver despite his small size. His speed is second to almost none, and his ability to create separation on the edge and make catches in traffic often is a mismatch.

The state of Florida has been a key area for head coach Mike Locksley and his staff, as they yielded 2020 commitments from linebacker Ruben Hyppolite II and wide receiver Deajuan McDougle, offensive lineman Zach Perkins and defensive end Riyad Wilmot to lay a foundation.

In 2021, they built onto that with the likes of four-star linebacker Branden Jennings, three-star defensive end Darrell Jackson, cornerback Corey Coley Jr., and tight end Weston Wolff. The Terps are also in the race for five-star Miami linebacker Terrence Lewis, who will announce his decision on Jan. 2.

The addition of Fleming adds even further depth to the Maryland receiving corps that already features Dontay Demus Jr., Jeshaun Jones, 2020 five-star Rakim Jarrett, Brian Cobbs, Darryl Jones and more.