It was announced yesterday afternoon by the University of Maryland that the Terrapins would be without the services of fifth-year seniors Isiah Ross and Pete White next season.
While both players careers as Terrapins came to an end on the same day, it came for very different reasons. Ross was suspended by the university for one year for a violation of rules. While the rule broken went unspecified by the university the only rule that currently carries a penalty of a one-year suspension relates to drugs. The defensive end appeared in six games for the Terps in 2012, making four tackles. In 2011, Ross made his first career start against the Miami Hurricanes but suffered, what was ultimately, a season ending knee injury and subsequently redshirted.
White came to College Park with much fanfare after an All-Met career as an offensive lineman at St. Johns College High School. White was considered by Rivals to be a four-star recruit, the top prep prospect in the District of Columbia and the 13th best offensive guard in the class of 2009 but he never seemed to put it all together. In 2012 White appeared in three games for the Terrapins. White is leaving the program for personal reasons.
Both Ross and White will remain enrolled as students at the University of Maryland.