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New Maryland transfer explains reason for leaving Virginia Tech

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New Maryland transfer explains reason for leaving Virginia Tech

Former Virginia Tech linebacker Melvin Keihn acknowledged his reported transfer to Maryland publicly on Tuesday, writing a long thanks to his former team's fan base and announcing his plans via Twitter.

CSN had confirmed the news last week after initial reports of his departure from Blacksburg.

"First I'll like to thank the VT coaching staff for everything they have done for me this year," Keihn wrote on Twitter.

"I have nothing but respect for the coaches but this was a decision I had to make. And special thanks to #hokienation for everything and being the best fans in college football, I appreciate yall. Even though some fans won't understand my decision for leaving I still appreciate the love y'all showed me this past year.

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"My decision to leave isn't because of anything with playing time, football or anything, it was just time to move on. To me, there's a lot more to life than just football and there were more important issues that needed to be addressed for me and my family. But thanks to all of #hokienation for everything.

"Good luck to my boys next year in the ACC I know yall are going to get what yall been working for this summer and I know yall will get it done. With that I will be finishing my career at the University of Maryland where I will be close to my family #Terpsnation."

Keihn registered two tackles on mostly special teams duties last season for the Hokies. He was a four-star recruit coming out of Gilman School (Md.).

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Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

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Maryland's Kevin Huerter surprises at 2018 NBA Combine

Going into the 2018 NBA Combine, Kevin Huerter was not receiving much hype, was off many NBA Draft boards, and many assumed he was heading back to college anyways.

Playing in the first scrimmage of the combine process, all those storylines quickly changed.

Playing against players like Jacob Evans, Donte DiVincenzo, Udoka Azubuike, and Jevon Carter, Huerter emerged as one of the top stars. The two-year Maryland spot-up shooter saw 25 minutes of action and only trailed Penn State prospect Tony Carr in points on his squad.

With 14 points (5-11 FG, 3-8 three-pointers), Huerter showed development since he was last seen with the Terps. His passing was the biggest asset for his team and was not afraid to take a shot against these top defenders.  The 6-7 forward also added three rebounds, an assist, and had only one turnover.

Although his shooting in-game was not fantastic, in the individual drills he showed off.  Of the seven shooting marks, he ranked in the top five in five of them.  He also had the best shuttle run (2.96 seconds).

No question, Huerter’s draft stock significantly rose. Although still early, he is looking to be the highest rated Terp prospect this year over Justin Jackson and Bruno Fernando.

Consensus among those at the NBA Combine seems to believe that Huerter will return for his junior season at Maryland.

After today though, it may be hard to say no.

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Panthers' first-round pick D.J. Moore visits Maryland with his new puppy

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Panthers' first-round pick D.J. Moore visits Maryland with his new puppy

D.J. Moore has an adorable new puppy!

Days after the Carolina Panthers selected Moore as the No. 24 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the former Maryland wide receiver returned to his roots and paid a visit to College Park.

But the first-rounder wasn’t alone when he went to Maryland. According to the Terps’ football Twitter account, he brought his new puppy with him. Seriously, look at this puppy!

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The Big Ten Receiver of the Year in 2017, Moore was obviously a crucial component of the Terps’ offense. He finished the season with 80 catches — a Maryland single-season record, which was also a Big Ten high.

He declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season with Maryland.

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