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MM 9.2: Wide receiver DJ Turner transfers to Pitt

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

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Redshirt senior wide receiver DJ Turner announced his transfer to the University of Pittsburgh Tuesday after entering the portal on Aug. 21.

“My decision to leave Maryland was solely because of the season being cancelled. I have love and have respect for everyone at Maryland, from the head coach down to the janitors!” Turner told Testudo Times. “I feel like playing in the fall is what’s best for me and my family, and Pitt was the best place for my to play at!”

Turner’s start to this year’s campaign has been anything but ordinary.

The Prince George’s County native announced back in May that he and his girlfriend are expecting a child together, due in October. And after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancelation of the Big Ten football season, Turner chose to leave home for the first time in his life in hopes of impressing NFL scouts with his last year of a guaranteed scholarship.

Pitt, a team in the ACC that still has a 2020 season on the calendar, welcomes Turner as a veteran receiver at a position where nine of the 16 players are freshmen.

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