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)
T Zach Marshall (to Miami, Ohio)
LB Marvin Peoples (to South Florida)
—- Patrick Stevens