The Maryland Terrapins football team picked up a pair of players today despite signing day being two months away (sorry for that syntax). Junior college offensive tackle Larry Mazyck signed with the Terrapins today after spending a year at Iowa Western Community College and wideout Marcus Leak is also set to make his return to the team following a hiatus last semester.
Mazyck, a 6’7″, 340-pound offensive tackle, originally committed to Maryland in 2011 before following James Franklin over to Vanderbilt. He never played there, instead going to Fork Union prep school, New Mexico Lobos, and finally junior college at Iowa Western. In that respect, he followed a very similar path to Deon Long, who was also a fan of Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley. Now he makes his way right back to Maryland to compete for a starting position with the Terps during spring practices. Mazyck currently ranks as the 42nd best player in junior college, and was named to the First Team National Junior College Athletic Association All-American team.
Marcus Leak, meanwhile, comes back after leaving the school before the season began last year, citing personal reasons being the main motive behind his departure. Leak had a very solid sophomore campaign, racking up 393 yards and 23 receptions before bowing out due to a knee injury. It’s highly likely that Leak will step in and assume a top receiving role upon his return should there be any setback in the recoveries of Stefon Diggs or Deon Long.