Former North Carolina signee Avery Edwards has been added to the Maryland football roster and will enroll as a freshman this year, making him eligible immediately, the program announced in a statement Monday afternoon.
Edwards signed his letter of intent to attend UNC in February 2014, but was reportedly charged with felony larceny in June of last year after allegedly stealing more than $50,000 worth of jewelry.
According to the Washington Post, the charge was later dropped. Edwards never suited up for the Tar Heels.
"I am confident he has learned from past experiences and will be a great teammate as he makes a seamless transition to the University of Maryland," head coach Randy Edsall said in a statement.
"Avery has a relentless work ethic and strong desire to succeed both on and off the field."
Out of high school, the 6-5, 228-pound Edwards was a three-star recruit who had offers from schools that included Arkansas, Duke, Florida State, Purdue, and others.
"I want to thank the University of Maryland and Coach Edsall for allowing me to be a part of this program and great university,” Edwards said. "I have grown immensely over the past year and I am eager to join my new teammates on the field and represent Maryland this fall."