Report: Maryland loses starting offensive lineman to transfer portal
Maryland offensive tackle Marcus Minor has reportedly entered the transfer portal.
That’s per Rivals’ transfer portal tracker:
2017 4-star Marcus Minor has entered the portal as a grad transfer after playing 25 games at Maryland, including multiple starts at right tackle #GoTerps @rivalsmike @RivalsWoody @TerrapinNation https://t.co/3pQB5Ujef1
— NCAA Transfer Portal (@RivalsPortal) December 21, 2020
Minor was a 4-star in the class of 2017. According to 247Sports Composite rankings, Minor was the No. 220 overall player and the No. 6 offensive guard in the country for that class.
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He’s also a Maryland native, having attended DeMatha Catholic High School before signing with the Terps.
As a sophomore in 2019, Minor started in all 10 games for Maryland at right tackle. He also started three games in 2018 before suffering a season-ending injury.
In 2020, he shifted to the guard position and appeared in three games. However, he hasn’t played since Nov. 7 due to injury.
Despite his injury-prone past, this seems like a big loss for Mike Locksley’s offensive line. Maryland is trying to sustain a winning program, and losing players like Minor to transfer won’t help in those efforts.
The good news for Terps fans is that Maryland has signed a terrific recruiting class and should have some momentum heading into next year. According to 247Sports Composite rankings, Maryland currently has the No. 19 class in the country and the No. 4 class in the Big Ten.
As of now, the class doesn’t include a highly-rated offensive lineman, but there’s still time to correct that. National Signing Day is on Feb. 3, 2021.