Terps linemen enter NCAA transfer portal
The first drizzle in what should be a steady stream of offseason change to Maryland football’s roster arrived on Monday, when twin linemen Breyon Gaddy and Brandon Gaddy entered the NCAA’s transfer portal. The move was expected and the decision was mutual with head coach Mike Locksley, a source told IMS.
The 6-foot-5 twins from Virginia Beach arrived as part of DJ Durkin’s highly regarded 2017 recruiting class, 335-pound Breyon as a four-star recruit and 289-pound Brandon as a three-star, and were expected to fortify the middle of Maryland’s defensive line. But that never materialized for the one-time Tennessee commits. Breyon, playing at 348 pounds, appeared in 11 games last year, recording four tackles. He moved to offensive guard in camp before this season, a move intended to help bolster perhaps Maryland’s weakest unit; the Terps offensive line struggled all season.
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Brandon Gaddy played in all 12 games last year on special teams, recording two tackles. As a reserve defensive lineman this season, he finished with 16 tackles, a tackle for loss and a sack. Walk-on kicker Paul Inzerillo also entered the portal Monday.
There will a significant number of other transfers, sources have told IMS, with Locksley looking to reshape his roster in the wake of a difficult 3-9 season that ended with seven consecutive losses.
“There’s no doubt we still have a lot of work to do,” Locksley said Saturday after Maryland’s season-ending loss to Michigan State. Close the chapter for this season and look forward to getting this thing fixed and headed in the right direction. We won’t shy away from a lot of work.
Update: wide receiver Jayden Comma has also entered the transfer portal, a source confirmed with IMS. The Georgia native finished his brief career with one catch for 22 yards as the long receiver found his niche on special teams.
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