Report: Potential starting QB for Maryland enters transfer portal
Another Maryland quarterback is reportedly in the transfer portal.
Wednesday, Ahmed Ghafir of 247Sports reported that Tyrrell Pigrome has entered his name in the NCAA transfer database and will explore options to play elsewhere. He reportedly let head coach Mike Locksley know of this decision late last week.
Pigrome has been a key piece of Maryland’s offense over the last four seasons but has never been able to lock down the starting quarterback job. Last year, he played primarily in a backup role behind former Virginia Tech quarterback Josh Jackson.
In four seasons, Pigrome has appeared in 34 career games for the Terrapins, making seven career starts. He entered the 2017 season as the starter, but suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opener against Texas.
Last fall, Pigrome appeared in 11 games with three starts. He threw for 719 yards and three touchdowns with six interceptions while rushing for an additional 153 yards and two scores. The Terps finished the year with a 3-9 record.
For his career, Pigrome has accounted for 1,592 passing yards, 617 rushing yards and 17 total touchdowns.
Recently, fellow Maryland quarterback Max Bortenschlager entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal. While Locksley has continued to recruit quarterbacks to College Park, the loss of two experienced players would be a big loss heading into the 2020 season.
Pigrome will have one year of eligibility remaining and will be immediately eligible to participate in the 2020 season as a graduate transfer.