Just one day after starting his first collegiate game, Maryland has announced quarterback Caleb Rowe suffered a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season.
Rowe, a freshman from Landrum, SC, went 23 of 40 for 240 yards in Maryland’s 20-17 loss to Boston College. He also threw his first collegiate touchdown pass.
Rowe’s injury is just the latest blow the Terrapins have suffered at the quarterback position. CJ Brown, Perry Hills and now Rowe have torn their ACL’s , and sophomore Devin Burns was diagnosed with a Lisfranc injury in his left foot that knocked him out for the rest of the year.
In a statement released by the school, Maryland coach Randy Edsall expressed his remorse over Rowe’s injury. “I feel awful for Caleb. I know how excited he was to get his opportunity to be the quarterback of this team,” said Edsall. “Caleb has a bright future ahead of him and we will do everything we can to support him through the rehab process.”
While no official announcement has been made, Rowe’s backup Shawn Petty figures to start next week against Georgia Tech. However, the 6-foot-1, 230-pound Petty is normally a linebacker and has not played quarterback since high school.
Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon and incoming freshman guard Kevin Huerter will return home from Chile with gold medals after Team USA's 99-84 victory over Canada in the championship game of the U18 FIBA Americas title on Saturday night.
Turgeon served on the team's staff as an assistant. Huerter contributed throughout the tournament, including finishing as the team's leading scorer in a victory over Chile.
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"It was an extremely great feeling to win and be on the podium with my teammates as champions," Huerter said in a release. "It was a great experience. We played in front of great crowds and were able to overcome adversity against great teams."
Huerter, a 6-6 guard who can play both backcourt positions, figures to be a contributor for Maryland in 2016-17. His outside shooting stroke should allow him to slot seamlessly into Turgeon's well-spaced scheme.
Turgeon served on the Team USA staff with Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie and Texas head coach Shaka Smart.
Young had been a top target for Maryland, which is looking to bolster its defensive line -- and defense as a whole -- under head coach DJ Durkin. At 6-5, 220 pounds, Rivals.com ranks Young as the No. 6 weakside defensive end and the No. 92 overall prospect in the class.
The Terrapins lost a pair of key 2016 recruits late to the Buckeyes -- four-star quarterback Dwayne Haskins and five-star linebacker Keandre Jones.
Still, Maryland has made more in-roads locally under Durkin, which includes DeMatha. Three Stags from the class of 2016 pledged to the Terrapins -- Terrance Davis, Lorenzo Harrison, and Tino Ellis.