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MM 1.26: Linebacker Chance Campbell enters transfer portal

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Maryland football star Linebacker Chance Campbell is entering the transfer portal, he announced in a Twitter post Monday.

Campbell is coming off a breakout junior season in which his 11 tackles per game ranked second in the Big Ten and 12th in the FBS. Campbell led the Terrapin defense with 43 tackles (22 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

“Being able to play for my hometown school the last three years has meant more to me than I’m able to put into words. I’ve cherished the privilege of donning the Maryland colors alongside some teammates who have truly become brothers,” wrote Campbell, who is from Towson and attended Calvert Hall College High School.

“Maryland was the first school to believe in me and for that I’ll always be thankful. This university has given me so much, and I have tried to repay that debt every day through doing things right, working hard, playing harder and treating people with respect and care. There have been some amazing people in every area of the building, and I can only hope they know the impact they’ve had on me. After prayer, deep reflection and some difficult conversations, I’ve decided that I will be entering the transfer portal. I’m proud to soon become a graduate this May and to forever be a Terp.”

Even with Campbell’s departure, head coach Mike Locksley still has lots of talent in his linebacker corps. Current freshman Ruben Hyppolite II and sophomore Fa’Najae Gotay are among a defensive unit that’ll be joined by five-star recruit Terrence Lewis — the No. 1 inside linebacker in the Class of 2021 — four-star linebacker Brenden Jennings and incoming junior college linebacker Gerem Spraggins.

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