Maryland head coach Mike Locksley is not afraid to switch things up.
In an effort to improve the Terrapins’ depth up front, Locksley announced Monday that Breyon Gaddy is moving from the defensive line to offensive guard. Gaddy arrived in College Park as a member of the 2017 class and was rated as a four-star DT by the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.
Gaddy redshirted in 2017 before appearing in 11 games in 2018. He recorded six total tackles and a forced fumble.
According to Josh Stirn with Inside MD Sports, Locksley highlighted the offensive line as an area of concern with the Terrapins. He highlighted seven players that he is already comfortable with along the offensive front. However, Locksley wants at least 10 players ready to roll along the offensive line:
“We’ve gotta obviously have at least 10 to be able to have a two-deep throughout the season,” he said, “which means some of these young guys are going to have to be forced into developing.”
Hopefully, Gaddy will settle in quickly and prove his worth on the offensive side of the ball. He is not a total stranger to the position after playing both sides of the ball in high school.