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Trio of QB co-starters highlights changes to Terps depth chart

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Trio of QB co-starters highlights changes to Terps depth chart

Maryland has made a handful of changes to its newly released two-deep depth chart, including the expected move of re-opening the quarterback competition.

The starter as quarterback remains undetermined, reflected on the depth chart as Daxx Garman, Caleb Rowe, and Perry Hills all listed as co-starters.

Head coach Randy Edsall said Sunday that all three players were in the mix.

“We’re going to make a decision that we feel is best for our team moving forward,” Edsall said, “and what we feel we need to do in order to be successful and move the ball and do the things that we need to do.”

Edsall also said Sunday that he may not publicly announce who will start under center until game time on Saturday.

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Here are additional changes to the two-deep:

- Freshman Avery Edwards makes his first appearance on the two-deep depth chart, listed as a co-starter at tight end along with P.J. Gallo and Derrick Hayward. Edwards has by far been Maryland’s most productive tight end option in the receiving game, catching nine passes for 89 yards and two touchdowns so far this season.

- As expected, defensive tackle David Shaw is off the depth chart after undergoing surgery to repair an elbow injury. He will be lost for the remainder of the season. Junior Azubuike Ukandu takes his place, with Kingsley Opara backing him up.

- Cavon Walker slots in behind Quinton Jefferson as a backup in place of Opara, who moved over to replace the backup spot created by Ukandu moving up.

- Jalen Brooks moves to the Will linebacker position to replace senior Jefferson Ashiru, who is out for the year with an ankle injury. Isaiah Davis backs him up, replacing the injured Brett Zanotto.

- Avery Thompson moves up and becomes the starter at the Sam linebacker spot, replacing Brooks. Denzel Conyers, who has mostly seen time in Maryland’s secondary, becomes the backup behind him.

- Josh Woods backs up Anthony Nixon at safety, filling the void left by Conyers moving to linebacker.

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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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