The Maryland Terrapins have struggled mightily this season, sitting in second-to-last place in the Big 10 East with a 3-7 record. Fortunately for their offense, they have one receiver that is having a breakout campaign.
Dontay Demus is a sophomore at the University of Maryland. He entered the college ranks as a three-star recruit from the Friendship Academy in Washington, D.C. He has good size at 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds. He is one of the toughest players on this team. He is one the more underrated receivers in college football, as he is dangerous as both an inside and outside wide receiver.
Demus reminds me of D.J. Chark of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Both are tall and lean receivers with serious speed to take the top off of any defense. Unfortunately for him, he was covered very well against Ohio State but still managed to get a touchdown reception on his only catch of the game.
He currently leads the team in receptions (33), receiving yards (517), and touchdowns (five). His statistics would be much better if the Terrapins had some stability at the quarterback position. Josh Jackson and Tyrrell Pigrome have all struggled to make an impact on this team. Their 28 points per game average is ranked 75th among 130 college football teams. The one thing that is for certain on this offense is that any quarterback of this team will try to find Demus early and often.
In the next matchup, the Terrapins will host the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Both teams are currently on a losing a streak, five for Maryland and three for Nebraska. This is the Terps chance to unleash Demus to get this team back on track.
Check out some of the highlights of his career thus far.