Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien has been granted his release from the football program, along with starting offensive tackle Max Garcia and linebacker Mario Rowson.
This brings the count to twelve players who have left Maryland since the season ended.
“I’m disappointed by Danny’s decision,” head coach Randy Edsall said in a statement. “Danny told me that he’s not committed to our program, that he’s not ‘all in.’ I want what’s best for all of our players. Danny wants a fresh start elsewhere. I wish him well.”
O’Brien is on track to graduate in the spring so he could enroll in a graduate program at another school and play right away. If not, he would have to transfer to a subdivision program or sit out a season. He has two years of eligibility left.
The Batlimore Sun reported O’Brien could be considering Wisconsin, Michigan State, Vanderbilt, and Stanford.
Some believed that after highly touted receiver Stephon Diggs committed to Maryland on Friday, that O’Brien might stay.
Max is leaving the program to be closer to family, said Edsall. “Max showed great promise. But after two seasons in College Park, Max is still homesick. He wants to transfer to a school closer to home (Norcross, Ga.) so his family can see him play.”