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Offensive Line Recruit Makes Big Announcement About Maryland Amid Controversy

A general view of Maryland's football stadium.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - NOVEMBER 17: A general view of the Florida State Seminoles and Maryland Terrapins game at Byrd Stadium on November 17, 2012 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Following last night's bombshell ESPN report about a "toxic culture" within Maryland football, head coach DJ Durkin was among the staffers placed on administrative leave. The controversy is already having recruiting ramification for the Terrapins.

Earlier this year, offensive lineman Jordan McNair died days after reportedly collapsing at a team workout. It has since been reported that he suffered heatstroke.

Unnamed players at the workout said that McNair was made to finish the last of his 110 yard sprints, despite the fact that he could not keep his head up, and was clearly unwell.

The ESPN report details numerous other instances of horrible workout conditions, and abusive treatment of players by staff members. Multiple former Maryland staffers were quoted in the piece.

Today, Parker Moorer, a three-star offensive lineman out of Charlotte, decommitted from Maryland football.

He made the announcement via Twitter. It did not directly cite the controversy surrounding the program, but it is not hard to interpret the timing of the decision.

Tight ends coach David Bucar, the only coach referenced in the tweet, was a recent addition to the UMD staff. He previously worked under new offensive coordinator and now, interim head coach, Matt Canada while at LSU and Pitt.

Moorer also holds offers from Louisville, Rutgers, Syracuse, West Virginia, and others.

247Sports ranks him as the No. 766 player in the country. He's the No. 38 player from North Carolina.