Profiles In Terpage – A Countdown To The Football Season: Josh Cary


A recurring series where we will profile every player and coach on Maryland’s roster, counting down to kick-off against Miami. Thanks to OBNUG for the idea.

Today we profile the other guy in the position battle at right guard.

Josh Cary, Sophomore (RS), Offensive Guard


Height: 6’5″

Weight: 290

Ratings: Unranked by Rivals; two stars by Scout; two stars by ESPN

40-yard dash time: N/A

High School Stats (Senior Year): N/A

High School: Chenango Forks High School (Chenango Forks, N.Y.)

How’d He Get To College Park?

The differences between Josh Cary and Pete White, his competition at right guard, are staggering. While they are within an inch of each other, White weighs 40 pounds more. White was a four-star recruit coming out of high school with scholarship offers all over the place, Cary was unranked by Rivals and we’re not even certain if he’s on scholarship to Maryland (although our instincts say yes). White looks like a teddy bear, while we’re fairly certain Cary can kill you by looking at you. Regardless, here they are, competing for the starting right guard spot. More on that later.

As you can probably tell by that last intro, we know very, very little about Cary. He’s not listed on any of Maryland’s commit classes over the past five years, which would suggest he’s not on scholarship, yet they make no mention of walk-on status on his UMTerps page and even laughably say he “considered” Alabama, among other schools. On his Scout page, Maryland’s not even listed as an interested school, and Albany is his only offer. We’re going to assume he’s a scholarship player, as he’s starting and no one has said otherwise.

During his time at Chenango Forks, the Blue Devils went 35-3 and won the 2004 state championship. Cary was named first all-state after his junior and senior years and was All-Metro all three years that he started. As far as we can tell, he was a member of the 2007 recruiting class and then reclassified to 2008, spending a year in prep school (although we have no idea where).

Cary redshirted in 2009, and played in five games as a reserve guard last season. After a great spring, he’s now the favorite to start at right guard.

More after the jump.


Josh “S”Cary

Career Highlight:

Having an excellent spring, putting himself in a position to start.

Career Lowlight:

He is the Maryland player that we’ve found the least information about.

Arbitrary Top Five List:

Things we know about Josh Cary:


Dream Season:

Cary holds on to the right guard spot, becoming this year’s Joe Vellano as a breakout surprise from spring practice.

Nightmare season:

Cary gets demolished against Miami, and Pete White takes over.

2011 Prospectus:

As it stands now, Josh Cary is Maryland’s starting right guard for the 2011 season. We’ll repeat. As it stands now, Josh Cary is Maryland’s starting right guard for the 2011 season.

Heading into spring camp, the argument could have been made that it was a two-person race for the starting job at right guard. Josh Cary was neither of those two people. It was Justin Lewis, the returning starter and favorite for the job, and Pete White. Coming out, it was still a two-person race, with Cary coming out on top and White trailing slightly behind. Lewis did his best drunk Hulk impersonation and got kicked off the team.

So, Cary’s the starter. How do we feel about this? Well, coach Edsall and Coach Brattan must have seen something that they really liked, and I trust their judgment. So, come September 5, we’ll see him on a strong offensive line with Max Garcia, Andrew Gonnella, Bennett Fulper, and R.J. Dill. Luckily for the Terps, if the Cary experiment doesn’t work they’ve got another good option in White right behind him.

Up Next:

Our next player is one of two Terps in the past four years to start on the offensive line as a true freshman, joining Bruce Campbell.