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Looking back at Maryland football's 2011 recruiting class

Looking back at Maryland football's 2011 recruiting class
Terps wide receiver Marcus Leak is a likely candidate to start outside next season. (Mark Konezny / USA Today Sports)

The majority of Maryland's 2011 recruiting class is no longer playing for the Terps, having either graduated, given up football or transferred to another school.

Here is a look back at that class, which was Randy Edsall's first as Maryland's coach:

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Defensive lineman Keith Bowers

Rivals ranking: Three-star

At Maryland: Bowers was a starter at defensive end as a freshman, and a key contributor at nose tackle and defensive end as a junior and senior. Known for his toughness, Bowers had 40 tackles this past season, including six for a loss, while making 10 starts.

Wide receiver Tyrek Cheeseboro

Rivals ranking: Three-star

At Maryland: Edsall announced last spring that Cheeseboro's football career was over "due to personal issues." Cheeseboro made 10 tackles on special teams as a freshman before playing in just two games as a sophomore in 2012 due to injury.

Fullback Tyler Cierski

Rivals ranking: Three-star

At Maryland: Cierski was Maryland's No. 1 fullback as a freshman and sophomore before losing the job to Kenny Goins in 2013. Cierski was a backup to Goins each of the past two seasons while playing on special teams.

Safety Undray Clark

Rivals ranking: Three-star

At Maryland: Clark has played in just six games during his career at Maryland and has yet to post any statistics.

Offensive lineman Nathaniel Clarke

Rivals ranking: Four-star

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At Maryland: Clarke was moved to the defensive line as a redshirt freshman in 2012 but never became a factor. He played in eight games as a reserve in 2013 before retiring last summer due to a knee injury.

Defensive back Makinton Dorleant

Rivals ranking: Three-star

At Maryland: Dorleant transferred to Northern Iowa following his redshirt freshman season in 2012. He has been a starting cornerback for Northern Iowa the past two years.

Offensive lineman Ryan Doyle

Rivals ranking: Three-star

At Maryland: Doyle started 13 games as a redshirt sophomore in 2013 — nine at right tackle and four at left tackle. He was the Terps' starting right tackle for the first 10 games of this past season before being benched.

Linebacker Cole Farrand

Rivals ranking: Two-star

At Maryland: Farrand was a three-year starter and led Maryland with 118 tackles as a senior this past season.

Linebacker Lukas Foreman

Rivals ranking: Three-star

At Maryland: Foreman never played in a game for Maryland. He redshirted in 2011 and was  suspended for the 2012 season the following May after violating Maryland's student-athlete code of conduct. Edsall announced later that Foreman was no longer with the Terps program.

Offensive lineman Stephen Grommer

Rivals ranking: Three-star

At Maryland: Grommer was a reserve guard as a redshirt junior this past season.

Defensive back A.J. Hendy

Rivals ranking: Three-star

At Maryland: Hendy had 32 tackles and an interception he returned for a touchdown against West Virginia as a junior in 2013. He will compete for a starting safety job after serving a season-long suspension last year. Hendy started three games as a freshman in 2011 and saw time as a reserve in 2012 after missing the first four games due to an ankle injury.

Defensive end Quinton Jefferson

Rivals ranking: Three-star

At Maryland: Jefferson is a quality starting defensive end. While he suffered a season-ending knee injury during the third game of this past season, he had 47 tackles as a sophomore in 2013, including 7.5 for a loss and three sacks.

Wide receiver Nigel King

Rivals ranking: Three-star

At Maryland: King was a starter as a sophomore in 2013 and had 33 catches for 450 yards and four touchdowns before transferring to Kansas last summer. King recently decided to enter the NFL draft after posting 30 catches for 537 yards and a touchdown as a junior at Kansas last season.

Wide receiver Marcus Leak

Rivals ranking: Three-star

At Maryland: Leak had 20 catches for 297 yards and three touchdowns as a redshirt junior last season while making seven starts. Leak is one of the favorites to be a starting outside receiver for the Terps next season. Leak had 23 catches for 393 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore in 2012 before sitting out the 2013 season. He caught 12 passes for 85 yards and a touchdown as a freshman.

Offensive lineman Evan Mulrooney

Rivals ranking: Two-star

At Maryland: Mulrooney has been a reserve interior offensive lineman the past two years after starting five games at center as a redshirt freshman in 2012.

Running back Justus Pickett

Rivals ranking: Three-star

At Maryland: Pickett transferred to Tennessee after carrying the ball just 69 times for 142 yards as a sophomore in 2012. He had 22 carries for 64 yards with the Volunteers last season.

Punter Nate Renfro

Rivals ranking: Two-star

At Maryland: Renfro was a three-year starter. Heinformed Edsall late last season that he is moving on from football and pursuing other ventures.

Running back Brandon Ross

Rivals ranking: Two-star

At Maryland: Ross was the Terps' primary running back as a redshirt sophomore in 2013 before sharing time last year. Ross ran for 776 yards and four touchdowns as a redshirt sophomore. He ran for 417 yards and four touchdowns last year and caught 14 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns. Ross struggled with fumbles last season.

Linebacker Alex Twine

Rivals ranking: Two-star

At Maryland: Twine was a part-time starter and top backup throughout his career. Herecorded 35 tackles while making four starts last season.

Defensive back Michael Williams

Rivals ranking: Three-star

At Maryland: Williams never played for Maryland, asking to be released from his scholarship shortly after signing with the Terps. He later joined Tennessee's track team before deciding to also play football for the Volunteers. Williams started five games last season and made 23 tackles. Williams was suspended in November after being accused of rape.

Offensive lineman Andrew Zeller

Rivals ranking: Three-star

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At Maryland: Zeller started every game at right guard for the Terps last season after starting three games at the position as both a redshirt sophomore in 2013 and as a redshirt freshman.

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