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"Maryland's four-way quarterback competition won't start in earnest until fall camp. But spring practice could give an early glimpse of what could happen as the Terrapins attempt to bounce back from a disastrous 2012 campaign where the team was down to a linebacker playing behind center due to multiple injuries. The position should be upgraded in 2013, and one of the signal callers will get a head start over the rest of the bunch during the spring.
"Perry Hills and Caleb Rowe will miss spring practice while rehabbing from ACL tears," Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post noted. "Devin Burns transferred, looking elsewhere for opportunities at quarterback. And incumbent starter C.J. Brown, the first egg to crack in August, hasn’t yet reached 100 percent.
"So that leaves Ricardo Young."
Young is a transfer from New Mexico (via Virginia Tech and a community college stop prior to Maryland) who played under then New Mexico head coach and current Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley.
"(Young) should be very comfortable, because he doesn’t have to learn terminology," Maryland head coach Randy Edsall told Prewitt. "He understands what the offense is all about and he’s familiar with Deon. Now he has to use that knowledge that he has, and the skill set that he has, to go out there and develop it each and every day. No, he’s got to challenge himself to be best he can be. If he does that, I think it’ll work to his advantage. If he doesn’t, it wouldn’t be as advantageous with all the things that he knows.”
The advantage is potentially becoming the Terrapins starting quarterback. Young has an opportunity to lock up the position before any other signal caller truly has a chance to enter the fray. He simply needs a standout spring effort to put the rest of the quarterbacks on their heels.
C.J. Brown is expected to start when it's all said and done, but Young has a legit possibility to take a hold of the position and not let go. Otherwise, Brown will be in position to resume his role in the fall.
“The one thing that we aren’t going to do is rush (Brown back from injury),” Edsall said. “We are going to do the things that we feel or the doctors tell us that he can do. I think he is. He has worked his tail off in terms of the rehab. Whatever we can get with him this spring in terms of the throwing, and different things will be a bonus. He is pretty much ahead of schedule.” "
Young is at Maryland now? This guy has been at more schools than I have!
Yep, went to New Mexico with Locksley and to a JUUCO when he was fired. Then transfered to MD when Locksley showed up there. Sat his transfer year in 2012, and now eligible.
Safe to say he made a good transfer decision. He'd be in the pine for sure here.
This post was edited by govt83 14 months ago
That would be interesting if he's MD's starting QB when they come here in November.
Would love to see Ricardo secure QB1 and do well.
I would be surprised if does not win the job. Good for him
Agree, hope he does well except when they come to Blacksburg of course.
Yes, when he's in Blacksburg, he gets the Jordan Steffy treatment.
Didn't like some of the comments that 'Cardo made in the past, but I wish him well at MD. Kid is pretty electric. If he stays focused and works hard he could have a good season.
the guy is only 6'1 but is really athleltic
Talked to him at the Pittsburg game this year, he was there with friends.
He told me that he was at MD, he really looked pumped from his days at VT, pretty cut.
Also saw him at the VT-GT game year before last in Atlanta, I think he was at at Jr College then, again he was there with friends. Ricardo is a really nice kid, always remembers me & comes up to talk, hope he does well except for when he meets Bud Foster & co.
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