The Maryland football program announced several roster moves on Monday afternoon. Here’s what’s new in College Park with the Terps:
- Maryland announced that tight end Avery Edwards has joined the program and will be a walk-on. Edwards was originally a three-star recruit that had committed to North Carolina to be part of their 2014 recruiting class, but was arrested for felony larceny as he stole $50,000 worth of jewelry. According to 247Sports, Edwards was ranked as the No. 21 tight end in the 2014 class and the No. 19 player in the state of North Carolina. He will come to Maryland as a freshman and will be eligible immediately.
- The Terps also had a pair of players switch positions as quarterback Shane Cockerille will transition to fullback while linebacker Cavon Walker will move to defensive end. Cockerille hasn’t seen the field under center aside from action in the spring and with four-star signal caller Dwayne Haskins coming to College Park next year, this move is probably not the worst idea for Cockerille. On the other hand, Walker’s change isn’t a huge transition, but could be necessary under Maryland’s new 4-3 defense.
- The program has also hired Bryce Bevill as the Director of Player Development and Cory Robinson as the Director of Player Personnel. Bevill was previously the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Campus Director at Maryland for the last two years. He also spent time in the NFL with the Saskatchewan Roughriders as a defensive back. Meanwhile, Robinson spent the past year as an assistant coach at Saint Frances Academy High School and as a defensive backs developer at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.