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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Sam dove into the film from Maryland men’s basketball’s upset over Minnesota.
Lauren recapped No. 7 Maryland women’s basketball’s loss at No. 14 Ohio State.
Matt took a look at how former Terps fared in the NFL this past weekend.
University of Maryland begun its spring 2021 semester virtually.
The best school ❤️— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) January 25, 2021
Happy First Day of Spring Classes, Terps! pic.twitter.com/X4o8RRaoJl
Maryland football head coach Mike Locksley appeared on ESPN’s Outside the Lines Monday afternoon to discuss minority coaches being hired in the NFL.
"They're not hiring coaches anymore, they're electing them."— Outside The Lines (@OTLonESPN) January 25, 2021
@CoachLocks claims a @staceyabrams style approach may be the best way to help minority coaches get hired in the #NFL pic.twitter.com/T363iBPEdh
Maryland football saw some changes with its strength and conditioning staff Monday.
Thank you, Terp Nation pic.twitter.com/J01s6bW71t— Mason Baggett (@CoachMBaggett) January 25, 2021
Excited to welcome @Coach_Wooding to our Strength & Conditioning staff this morning. #TBIA pic.twitter.com/TveTegKhmU— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) January 25, 2021
As Maryland men’s basketball continues to pick up big wins on the road, its social media team assembled another behind-the-scenes “movie.”
Showed our mentality.— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) January 26, 2021
Maryland vs. Minnesota: The Movie. pic.twitter.com/9KdRGtpCBh
In each of their three road upsets over AP Top 25 teams, the Terrapins’ defense was strong.
I re-examined the Terps' three big road upsets today. The common thread? Stellar defense.— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) January 25, 2021
In each of those games:
- Held opponent to 64 pts or less
- Held opponent to shoot less than 39% from deep
- Held opponent to shoot under 44% on FGs
- Allowed opponent 12 bench pts or less