4. The Future is Bright
Sep 5, 2015; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins running back Ty Johnson (6) stiff arms Richmond Spiders linebacker Ben Schrider (42) during the second half at Byrd Stadium. Maryland won the game 50-21. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
All of the hype is surrounding the 2016 recruiting class for Maryland, and for good reason. But, people seem to be forgetting that Maryland has some talented freshmen this season as well. A trio of offensive weapons stood out on Saturday.
The most notable of the names was 3-star wide receiver D.J. Moore. Moore only caught two passes for 23 yards, but he showed that he will be a factor in Maryland’s offense this season. Even with limited targets, Moore showed that he is capable of making things happen when given the opportunity. He’ll have plenty of those during his time in College Park.
Tight end Avery Edwards also caught two passes. He may not have the experience, but he is probably the most talented player at the position on Maryland’s roster. The coaches certainly think highly of Edwards and he may be the tight end of the future for the Terps.
Moore and Edwards are talented, but the player who stood out the most was running back Ty Johnson. The Maryland native rushed for 83 yards and touchdowns and showed great vision and patience for such a young player.