Former Michigan RB Jordan Castleberry transfers to Maryland

Andy Kwong

Running back Jordan Castleberry announced on his twitter that he has transferred to the University of Maryland: College Park after only one season at Michigan.

Castleberry initially committed to West Virginia early in the recruiting process. He quickly changed his mind and decided to attend Michigan on July 2019.

Before his collegiate football career began, Castleberry was a team captain on St. Edwards High School football team. He rushed for 1,543 yards and 20 touchdowns in his senior year. He also played a big role their state championship in 2018, rushing for 89 yards and a touchdown.

He earned a few accolades for his high school football career, including Third-team Division I All-Ohio as a senior, First-team All-District as a senior, and was the 2018 Northeast Ohio Player of the Year. 

Castleberry was a redshirt freshman at Michigan, having not played a single snap this past semester. Unfortunately, as a result of NCAA transfer rules, he will be forced to sit out the 2020 season and will not be eligible to play until 2021.

Though he still has ways to go before playing in a Terrapins uniform, Castleberry would add a lot more speed to their offense. The 5-foot-7 185-pound running back will likely play on special teams when eligible, which could open the door for him to be a return specialist. 

Maryland has acquired a lot of talent during the recruiting process, including the addition of five-star wide receiver Rakim Jarrett. The team seems to have a very bright future will a much-improved roster with second-year head coach Mike Locksley.

 

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