Former Boston College basketball player Garland Owens will reportedly transfer to Maryland for football, Jeff Ermann of Inside Maryland Sports reported on Twitter.
Owens, who just finished his senior season at Boston College, is looking to transfer into a graduate program at Maryland, which would make him immediately eligible for one season.
The 6-foot-5, 222-pound forward is known for his athleticism and jumping ability. On the football field, that talent could translate as wide receiver or tight end. In 10.5 minutes per game during his senior season, Owens averaged 1.9 points and 2.3 rebounds.
Here’s a few looks at the hops that should have Terps head coach D.J. Durkin excited.
The connection to Maryland comes from Owens’ high school days, when he played basketball and football at Magruder High School in Rockville, Maryland.
The Gaithersburg, Maryland, native will try to follow a trend popularized by NFL All-Pro tight ends Antonio Gates, Jimmy Graham and Tony Gonzalez, who all played college basketball. If he comes in as a tight end, Owens will mainly compete with senior Derrick Hayward and junior Avery Edwards at the position.
This is the second transfer Durkin has picked up this month. Two-way star Rayshad Lewis, son of former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, transferred from Utah State earlier this month.
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