Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Terps do about-face with 3-star DT
Maryland has pulled its scholarship offer to three-star defensive tackle Demetri McGill (Virginia Beach, Fla./Ocean Lakes), according to the Baltimore Sun. The 6-foot, 290-pound senior, who committed in November, was informed of the news Sunday.
McGill told the Sun that Maryland team doctors believe he needs knee surgery after an injury suffered during his sophomore year. However, McGill claims his doctor doesn't think surgery is necessary.
Additionally, while McGill is academically qualified to play in the FBS, a source close to the situation informed the Sun that he would have had issues with Maryland's admissions office.
“Everything should fall into place there,” McGill told the Sun. “I’ve just accepted [Maryland’s decision]. I’ll find somewhere else to go.”
His other scholarship offers include Charlotte, Cincinnati, UConn, East Carolina, Hampton, James Madison, Marshall, Ohio and Old Dominion. Programs such as North Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech have expressed interest at one point or another during the process.
Maryland's class now includes 19 commitments.