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Once an understudy, Maryland quarterback Max Bortenschlager is now a leading man

Once an understudy, Maryland quarterback Max Bortenschlager is now a leading man

As a high school quarterback in Indianapolis, Max Bortenschlager had orally committed to the University of Buffalo before Dwayne Haskins Jr. flipped his own pledge from Maryland to Ohio State.

On the eve of National Signing Day, the three-star prospect announced that he was headed to College Park to take Haskins’ spot in new coach DJ Durkin’s first recruiting class.

Four games into his sophomore year, Bortenschlager has replaced Kasim Hill, the injured freshman who was the centerpiece of the 2017 recruiting class, as Maryland’s starting quarterback.

With Hill and sophomore Tyrrell Pigrome out for the season with torn ACLs, and with redshirt junior transfer Caleb...

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