Maryland wide receiver Marcus Leak has withdrawn from school and is leaving the program for the second time in two years, an athletic department official confirmed to CSNbaltimore.com. It does not appear that he will return to the Terrapins.
Leak, who left the program in May 2013 for personal reasons, returned to Maryland for the 2014 season and caught 20 passes for 297 yards and three touchdown.
With both Stefon Diggs and Deon Long headed to the NFL, Leak had figured to be in the mix at wide receiver for the 2015 season.
He had a breakout spring game in April, catching three touchdown passes. That inspired cautioned praise from head coach Randy Edsall.
"That's the biggest thing just with Marcus," Edsall said after that game. "It's just a matter of being consistent and doing all the little things right on and off the field. If he does those things, he's got a chance but if he doesn't he's just an average guy.
"He's just got to be very consistent. He's got to have a want to do everything the right way and do it with an aggressiveness all the time because he's a very talented young man but sometimes he does things that doesn't allow him to reach his full potential."