Maryland's football roster got closer to the 85 scholarship limit when DE/LB Brian Whitmore and WR Stephen Smalls left the football team and will likely seek to transfer. Whitmore was one of the heralded members of the 2006 recruiting class and was seen as a future starter at the LEO position. In two years Whitmore could not live up to his 4-star recruit status and wasn't in the two deep. The promising 2006 class has been slowly turning to dust as seven players from that class are not on the roster just two years later. There is still some quality players left on the roster including runningbacks Morgan Green and Da'Rel Scott, OT Bruce Campbell, LB Adrian Moten, WR LaQuan Williams and injured Alex Wujciak from that class. Looking back the 2005 and 2006 classes were not successful in bring in the depth a team needs to sustain injuries during the year.
In other news the New York Times rated the Terps No. 55 in the country with a fair assessment of the questions going into this season for Maryland. They also mentioned Turtlewaxing as a Maryland blog and I'm grateful for the link.