Maryland Transfer Max Garcia Chooses Florida, According To Report

Max Garcia, who's visited a number of SEC schools in addition to USC and Wisconsin, has reportedly settled on the Gators.

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Max Garcia Chooses Florida From Final 5, According To Report

Former Maryland Terrapins offensive lineman Max Garcia is set to transfer to the Florida Gators, Rivals' Ryan Bartow reported Saturday. Garcia had narrowed his list to the Georgia Bulldogs, Wisconsin Badgers, USC Trojans and Mississippi Rebels in addition to the Gators.

Garcia reportedly favored Georgia early in the process, as he's a native of the Peach State. He exited Maryland at the same time as quarterback Danny O'Brien, who ended up transferring to Wisconsin. Garcia's most recent visit was to the Badgers.

He's started a number of games in his college career, and will have to sit out a year before he can play next.

For more on Gators football, visit Florida blog Alligator Army, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills and SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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Danny O'Brien, Max Garcia Free To Transfer To Vanderbilt, According To Report

The Maryland Terrapins three -- quarterback Danny O'Brien, offensive lineman Max Garcia, and linebacker Mario Rowson -- could end up playing for the Vanderbilt Commodores after all. Randy Edsall has freed the three departing Terps to transfer to Vandy if they so desire, reports Jeff Barker of the Baltimore Sun.

While it's not a done deal that they will rejoin James Franklin in Nashville, it would be a strong bet that at least one of them will. O'Brien seems to have made it clear he's very interested in Vandy, with his family planning to appeal Edsall's restriction, even if only to provide one more option. Garcia, meanwhile, has drawn interest from pretty much the entire SEC East.

The players are still restricted from playing for other ACC teams, according to Barker. That's the sort of restriction that actually at least makes competitive sense, whether it's fair to the athlete or not.

For more on Terps football, visit Maryland blog Testudo Times, plus SB Nation DC.

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Danny O'Brien Officially Transferring From Maryland Football, Along With Two Teammates

The Maryland Terrapins announced Monday that quarterback Danny O'Brien, along with offensive lineman Max Garcia and linebacker Mario Rowson, will transfer elsewhere. O'Brien and Garcia had been reportedly interested in transferring since last week, while Rowson is a surprise for many of us. This makes 12 transfers who've left since Randy Edsall took over.

Particularly harsh timing for the Terps, since O'Brien seemed to be one of the factors that helped Maryland land star receiver recruit Stefon Diggs. O'Brien hosted Diggs on a visit just before his weekend announcement. Whether this news will have any affect on Diggs remains to be seen.

O'Brien was named the ACC's 2010 Rookie of the Year before struggling as a sophomore under a new offensive coordinator. Talk will now resume of him playing at any number of SEC or Big Ten schools, with former coach James Franklin's Vanderbilt looking like a reasonable possibility. And Wisconsin's kind of got the importing-ACC-quarterbacks thing down.

For more on Terps football, visit Maryland blog Testudo Times, plus SB Nation DC.

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