Teldrick Morgan left the East Coast a few years ago and found success in the Southwest with two productive seasons at New Mexico State. Now the former Meade football player is returning home with an opportunity to contribute.
Maryland announced Morgan, a redshirt senior wide receiver, has joined the program and will be eligible to compete for the Terps this fall. Morgan, who left the New Mexico State program in April, announced his intention to transfer to Maryland on Monday. Morgan graduated from New Mexico State in May with a degree in criminal justice.
"Teldrick brings a great deal to our program and we're excited that he's a part of our family," Maryland coach DJ Durkin said in a news release. "It's always great to bring a local kid back home, and on top of that he's very skilled and brings a wealth of experience to our receivers unit."
Morgan, a Hanover native, returns to Maryland after spending the past three years at New Mexico State, where, in two seasons of game action, he caught 120 passes for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns in 20 games (19 starts) for the Aggies.
After redshirting in 2013, Morgan earned second-team All-Sun Belt honors with 75 catches for 903 yards and seven touchdowns in 2014. He averaged 123.7 all-purpose yards per game that season, and he had six games with at least eight catches and four 100-yard receiving games, including a 202-yard effort.
He was named to the 2015 Biletnikoff Award Watch List, which honors the nation's top wide receiver, and the Paul Hornung Award Watch List, which goes to the nation's most versatile player. Morgan was also a dynamic returner and had 1,361 all-purpose yards in 2014.
Morgan missed time due to injury last fall, and he finished the season with 45 catches for 551 yards and four touchdowns. He flashed both big-play ability -- he had four catches for 151 yards and a score against UTEP in September -- and possession game -- he caught 10 passes for 81 yards and a score against Arkansas State in November -- during his final year with New Mexico State.
Morgan, who was listed at 6 feet, 195 pounds by New Mexico State, joins a crowded Maryland receiving corps that is returning five of its top six receivers while also adding a pair of DeMatha recruits to the mix in four-star Tino Ellis and three-star D.J. Turner. Redshirt senior Levern Jacobs led the Terps in receiving last season with 35 catches for 425 yards and three touchdowns.
According to Rivals.com, Morgan was unrated coming out of Meade in the Class of 2010 and held only one offer from Eastern Michigan.
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