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MM 6.30: Maryland football enters the summer with seven open scholarships

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

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Maryland football could still make moves to shore up its roster before the 2020 season as the program is seven scholarships under the NCAA limit of 85.

According to a tally sent to Testudo Times by the Maryland athletics department, head coach Mike Locksley and his staff currently have 78 players on scholarship.

For a program like Maryland that is working on further shaping its roster around Locksley’s plan and looking to fight out of the bottom of the Big Ten East, seven scholarships could make a huge difference.

In 2019, the Terps brought in impact transfers like quarterback Josh Jackson, tight end Tyler Mabry and linebackers Keandre Jones and Shaq Smith. The early 2020 offseason continued the hot transfer market spree with the addition of former Alabama quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa joining the fold and Michigan walk-on running back Jordan Castleberry adding depth to the running back room.

Still, the Terps have holes to fill and could look to add players if a need sticks out as practices start up later this summer. With the COVID-19 pandemic still a fluid situation, more student-athletes continue to enter their names into the transfer portal and look for new situations.

Nine Maryland players who entered the transfer portal have still not enrolled at other schools, according to 24/7 Sports, and could end up remaining in College Park if the staff agrees.

In other news

Maryland football cut up some of junior tight end Chigoziem Okonkwo’s best plays from his first two seasons with the Terps.

Maryland men’s basketball took us back to when Juan Dixon heard his named called on Draft Night in 2002.

Maryland men’s basketball honored some of its best forwards in program history.

The NCAA took a closer look at just how dominant the Maryland women’s lacrosse dynasty has been.

Maryland athletics celebrated Pride Month.