Ricardo Young Transfers To Maryland Football

COLLEGE PARK, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: The Maryland Terrapins kick off to the West Virginia Mountaineers to start the second half at Byrd Stadium on September 17, 2011 in College Park, Maryland. West Virginia defeated Maryland 37-31. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Local QB Ricardo Young has transferred to Maryland. He will be eligible to practice in August and can play in 2013.

The Maryland Terrapins have added a quarterback to their roster, bringing home Ricardo Young. The former H.D. Woodson high school star went to Virginia Tech out of high school, then transferred to New Mexico to play for Mike Locksley when Logan Thomas beat him out for the starting quarterback job. Locksley was fired, prompting Young to leave and attend junior college.

With Locksley now Maryland's offensive coordinator, the combination of his presence and Maryland's proximity to home made the Terps a good fit for Young. He will have to sit out during the 2012 football season, and will be allowed to play starting in the 2013 season, when he will be a redshirt junior. Young is eligible to practice with the team when camp begins in August.

The local product was a three-star recruit coming out of high school and threw for 2,461 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior.

For more on the Terps, head over to Testudo Times.

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