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Caleb Porzel departs Maryland football program

Former All-Met running back Caleb Porzel has left the Maryland football program and is no longer enrolled at the school, an athletics department official confirmed Thursday night. Porzel, who sat out a majority of spring practices while concentrating on academics, left the school following the first session of summer school classes.

It is unclear at this point where Porzel (Good Counsel) will transfer.

Porzel rushed for 75 yards on 30 carries in seven games as a freshman last season, but had struggles in the classroom. He sat out the team's workouts on Tuesdays and Thursdays -- but practiced on Saturdays -- this spring in an effort to regain ground academically.

During his sophomore campaign, Porzel was in line to serve as a complementary back and vie for time with fellow backups Davin Meggett and D.J. Adams behind expected starter Da'Rel Scott. Though relatively small -- he was listed at 5-foot-7 and 180 pounds -- Porzel's speed was viewed as an asset in the Terrapins backfield.

By Steve Yanda  |  July 22, 2010; 9:43 PM ET
Categories:  Football  
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I had high hopes for Porzel, thats to bad. Hopefully he can catch on somewhere else.

Posted by: DMoney28 | July 23, 2010 12:26 AM | Report abuse

This, combined with some recruits recently leaving for Texas A&M and Wake Forest really starts to make you think that Mike Leach will be in College Park sooner that any of us can imagine.

Posted by: jrraley | July 23, 2010 7:46 AM | Report abuse

The new AD will address this eventually. Other schools' teams are getting richer off the Terps dummy cast-offs.

Posted by: shanks1 | July 23, 2010 7:58 AM | Report abuse

@shanks - what do you think there is to address? find me one program where at least 1 player a year for academics or discipline. the only solution is to have enough good players that losing one doesn't matter.

@jr - leach will be at Ok St. He can continue his run of finishing 2nd and 3rd in his division there.

Posted by: mcmelton | July 23, 2010 9:04 AM | Report abuse

We have youth and experience at RB so not sure that this is an immediate concern. Still nothing matters unless the o-line proves its competence. Shame that a local kid from a decent private school had such isues with academics.

Looking forward to the Navy game with only a bit of apprehension. Assume we'll have a healthy and productive o-line. Looking forward to seeing what Robinson cn deliver at QB.

Regards -

-hgr

Posted by: HughGRection | July 23, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

The question here is what was Porzel studying as a freshman at MD? This kid attended one of the better private high schools in the country. How could he not be prepared as a freshman? This is a huge blow for MD as far as the local recruiting scene goes.

Posted by: leo25 | July 23, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

The question here is what was Porzel studying as a freshman at MD? This kid attended one of the better private high schools in the country. How could he not be prepared as a freshman? This is a huge blow for MD as far as the local recruiting scene goes.

Posted by: leo25 | July 23, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

GC shares much of the blame here. Hopefully the new administration will bring in more academic accountability.

Posted by: jhuterp | July 23, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

From the Good Counsel site, "Under the guidance of Good Counsel High School's experienced coaching staff, our young athletes develop skills which will serve them well throughout their lives,including
•Teamwork
•Fairness
•Character
•Individual excellence". But apparently academics doesn't count. I smell scholarship. Too bad Georgetown doesn't have a D-1 football program. Perhaps Richmond.

Posted by: Terps85 | July 23, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

This guy was average, anyway. Who cares?

Posted by: SirPelleas | July 26, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Porzel was in a couple of my classes at UMD and they were not that difficult of classes....what a shame

Posted by: skinsst21 | July 26, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

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