Maryland Football Receiver Marcus Fleming Enters Transfer Portal

Eight days ahead of the start of Maryland football’s season, a team spokesman confirmed that sophomore wide receiver Marcus Fleming has entered the transfer portal.

The former four-star prospect had his hearing on Thursday for first and second-degree assault charges from an incident stemming in June. Fleming was away from the team during fall camp as a result of the incident, but now his time at Maryland is officially over after Friday’s news. Fleming’s absence from Saturday’s scrimmage was reported last Saturday by Inside the Black and Gold.

The 5-foot-10 wideout started three games in eight appearances for Maryland last season and finished with 197 yards and one touchdown on 18 catches. Fleming missed the final two games of the 2021 season after undergoing season-ending surgery following the Michigan State game. During his time with Nebraska, Fleming also recorded 75 receiving yards on five catches in four games played before leaving the program in late November of 2020.

Marcus Fleming, a former four-star prospect out of Miami Northwestern (FL), signed with Nebraska over Maryland back in 2020, but announced his transfer to Maryland just one month after leaving the Huskers. Current defensive coordinator Brian Williams battled the Huskers down the stretch after Fleming backed off of his original verbal commitment to Miami.

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