Receiver Adrian Coxson is the latest Terp to leave program

Adrian Coxson's already well-traveled college football career has apparently taken another detour.

The City alum announced Wednesday on Twitter that he is leaving Maryland after one season.

"Sorry #TerpNation. Much love tho...," Coxson tweeted.

The 6-1, 210-pound redshirt freshman receiver who started his career at Florida confirmed his departure in an interview with The Baltimore Sun this afternoon, saying he had received his release from his scholarship commitment earlier in the day.

"I just felt like the program was not the best place for me to be at this time," Coxson said.

In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, Maryland coach Randy Edsall said, “We appreciate everything that Adrian has done for us and hope everything works out for him in his future endeavors.

Coxson said he would like to play at another Football Bowl Subdivision school. Because he's already been in two FBS programs, he would still need to sit out a year even if he transfers to a Football Championship Subdivision school.

Asked whether he is concerned that some coaches might be hesitant about taking a player who has already been to two schools, Coxson said, "I hope I would get some more looks, because I am a good player, a good student and a good person. I'm not leaving because I'm a problem or things like that. I'm leaving because things are not going well."   

Coxson had hopes of following Torrey Smith as a big-play receiver for the Terps. An injury slowed his progress early, and despite suspensions to Maryland's two top receivers after the Miami game and a season-long case of the drops by many others, Coxson barely played.

When he finally got his chance, Coxson caught three passes for 78 yards, including a 55-yard touchdown pass, against Boston College on Oct. 29. He caught one pass the rest of the season, for 12 yards against Wake Forest.

"I thought when I got my opportunity, I made the best of it," Coxson said.

Coxson becomes the eighth Terp to leave since the team finished a 2-10 season and the 21st player with remaining eligibility to leave since Edsall took over for Ralph Friedgen last January.

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