You kind of had a feeling it would happen eventually.
Tyler Smith, a quarterback who came to Maryland last year as one of the top high school signal callers in the country, has decided to transfer to FCS school Elon after receiving his release from College Park.
Smith was expected to be a candidate to take over for Jamarr Robinson after this season, but Danny O’Brien’s rise last year has pushed both Robinson and Smith out of the program.
In his senior year, Smith threw for 3,130 yards with 32 touchdowns against 11 interceptions, leading the Wilson Area Warriors to an 11-1 record and their second straight league championship. Smith is a major dual-threat quarterback who has just as many skills on the run as he does through the air.
In terms of depth, it leaves Maryland kind of short at QB – behind DOB there’s only C.J. Brown and walk-on Troy Jones, due to Devin Burns moving over to wide receiver.
We wish Smith luck at Elon – it’s a great program and a great campus, and we’ll keep you updated on his progress.