Maryland linebacker Abner Logan intends to transfer out of the program and expend his final year of college eligibility elsewhere, he announced via Instagram on Saturday.
"I want to thank everyone that has stood by me and supported me throughout my career at Maryland," he wrote. "I especially want to acknowledge the unbelievable bond I've created with my brothers that will last a lifetime."
Never thought this would be my last time running out of the "tunnel".....I want to thank everyone that has stood by me and supported me throughout my career at Maryland. I especially want to acknowledge the unbelievable bond I've created with my brothers that will last a life time. For my last year of eligibility I will be playing football elsewhere. Again thanks to the administration, coaches, and friends that helped and supported me throughout the way but it's come to the consensus that it is time to move on. King Ab ✌🏾️
Logan, a native of Massachusetts, was a four-star recruit out of high school, rated as the 24th-best outside lineback in the country according to Rivals.com. He redshirted his first season at Maryland in 2012 and played in 12 games as a redshirt freshman in 2013.
In May 2014, Logan was placed on disciplinary probation. He appealed the ruling in October of that year and was cleared to play in the team's final seven games. He did not play in 2015 after tearing his ACL during preseason camp.
He was projected to be a starter for Maryland in the linebacking corps under new head coach DJ Durkin in 2016.
Players who attain their degree with college eligibility still remaining can transfer to another institution and play immediately under the graduate transfer exemption. The linebacker's message on Instagram appears to reflect that the grad transfer route is part of his plan going forward.