Iowa Western OL Larry Mazyck will sign with Maryland

Iowa Western OL Larry Mazyck will sign with Maryland
December 18, 2013, 5:00 pm
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Iowa Western offensive lineman and Maryland commit Larry Mazyck will sign with the Terrapins, close to four months after committing to play for head coach Randy Edsall.

The news was announced by the official Twitter account of the Iowa Western football program. Dec. 18 is the first day that junior college prospects who intend to enroll early in January can sign with their respective schools.

Mazyck, a 6-7, 340-pound tackle, is part of Maryland's recruiting push to improve an offensive line that struggled to protect its quarterback for much of the 2013 season.

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He is a Washington D.C. native, having played football at Friendship Collegiate (D.C.) and Fork Union (Va.). He originally committed to Maryland but never signed, eventually ending up at New Mexico with now-Terps offensive coordinator Mike Locksley.

Mazyck played one season at New Mexico and saw time in seven games as a reserve. Locksley was fired from New Mexico in 2011 and Mazyck transferred to Iowa Western. 

Iowa Western also happens to be the former junior college of current Maryland wide receiver Deon Long, who caught 25 touchdowns last season for the Reivers. Backup quarterback Ricardo Young also spent time at IWCC.

In keeping with the Friendship Collegiate and Fork Union connections, Maryland also plans to sign four-star offensive lineman Derwin Gray. He announced the news via Twitter last week.