Whittling down a class

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While rolling through some old media guides for some of the defensive line charts of the last couple days, I came upon the full list of Maryland’s 2005 recruiting class.

It had 24 guys.

And now, Maryland has a 12-man senior class, at least for scholarship players.

That group, by the way, would make up the fifth-year seniors in this year’s group.

So it struck me as interesting to see how 24 became 10 (since cornerback Richard Taylor is a sixth-year senior and fullback Cory Jackson never redshirted and is part of this year’s senior class).

This is more of a post for informational purposes, and to sate my own curiosity on how things got whittled down so much. As it turns out, it happened through a variety of reasons:

CURRENT FIFTH-YEAR SENIORS (10)

CB Nolan Carroll
C Phil Costa
DE Deege Galt
TE Tommy Galt
DE Jared Harrell
DT Travis Ivey
S Jamari McCollough
S Terrell Skinner
QB Chris Turner
CB Anthony Wiseman

2008 SENIORS (5)

S Jeff Allen
DE Jeremy Navarre
WR Danny Oquendo
LB Dave Philistin
WR Isaiah Williams

DEPARTED FOR 2009 NFL DRAFT (1)

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey

DEPARTED AFTER 2008 (1)

LB Jeff Clement

DEPARTED FOR 2007 NFL SUPPLEMENTAL DRAFT (1)

T Jared Gaither (after being declared academically ineligible)

FLUNKED OUT (1)

DE Barrod Heggs

PREP SCHOOL/RE-SIGNED IN 2006 (3)

DE Melvin Alaeze (released from scholarship; now incarcerated)
LB Chris Clinton (dismissed in spring 2008)
RB Morgan Green (junior this season)

TRANSFERRED (2)

T Zach Marshall (to Miami, Ohio)
LB Marvin Peoples (to South Florida)

Patrick Stevens

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