Good Counsel High School has pulled off a triple on
Two true-freshmen (Stefon Diggs and Mike Madaras) from the Montgomery County school are now listed as starters -– and a third (Wes Brown) is a possible starter.
In all, Maryland has seen a dozen true freshmen on the field as the Terps (2-2) open
The new starter from Good Counsel – relative to the previous depth chart – is Madaras, an offensive tackle.
Remember the days when offensive linemen were routinely redshirted? There were a few reasons for this. The thinking was that first-year offensive linemen needed time to mature physically and mentally before becoming regulars. Schools liked to stockpile redshirts so the team would have depth.
But Madaras has been steadily brought along this season, and has impressed coaches. He's now listed as a starting tackle, ahead of the previous incumbent, Nick Klemm.
Diggs, the receiver-returner, keeps getting better, right? He was a rare visiting player who could quiet the crowd at
Diggs ranks 16in the nation with 160.5 all-purpose yards per game.
The third Good Counsel player, Brown, is listed as a possible starter at tailback along with Justus Pickett, Albert Reid and Brandon Ross. Honestly, it doesn’t matter much who starts. As
*Redshirt freshman Andrew Zeller is now listed as a starting guard over De'Onte Arnett, who started at West Virginia.
*Maryland is listing Devin Burns as the backup to quarterback
Burns, who has been both a quarterback and a receiver, had my favorite line of the preseason.
Asked if learning the quarterback position — again — was like riding a bicycle, Burns hesitated.
"More like a unicycle than a bike," he said.
*Kenneth ("Call me Kenneth") Tate is listed as the co-starter at an outside linebacker along with Alex Twine. Tate (knee) played for the first time this season against the Mountaineers.