A Maryland football wide receiver is leaving the program.
Amba Etta-Tawo announced he will transfer and has elected to play elsewhere following graduation.
According to InsideMDSports, Etta-Tawo will graduate in May then will play his final year of college football at another school. The Georgia native announced his intentions on Twitter on Tuesday evening.
Etta-Tawo was a starter during the early portion of the 2015 season before he was replaced by star freshman D.J. Moore.
During his three years at Maryland, Etta-Tawo recorded 61 receptions for 938 yards and three touchdowns. His best season came in 2013 when he hauled in 31 passes for 500 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
He made starts in each of those three seasons and was a huge asset during his redshirt freshman year in 2013. During that season, Etta-Tawo saw extended time when star wideouts Stefon Diggs and Deon Long suffered season-ending leg injuries in October.
Coming out of McEachern High School (Ga.), Etta-Tawo was a three-star recruit and committed to Maryland despite interest from Clemson, Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, and Vanderbilt.
Maryland will return the remaining group of wide receivers from last year’s team.
Despite inconsistent quarterback play, this was an extremely productive group. Returning will be Malcolm Culmer, Jahrvis Davenport, Levern Jacobs, Taivon Jacobs, DeAndre Lane, and Moore. On top of that, coach D.J. Durkin will have four star wideout Tino Ellis coming to the program from DeMatha Catholic (Md.)
It’s unclear who will be the starting quarterback in the fall, but we could learn a lot about that during the Spring Game next month. No matter who it is, the signal caller will have plenty of talented targets to throw to despite the loss of Etta-Tawo.