InsideMDSports: Offensive tackle commit Larry Mazyck set to enroll early at UM

6-foot-7, 340-pound Iowa Western prospect 'always wanted to play at Maryland'

November 21, 2013|By Chris Anderson, Special to The Baltimore Sun

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Back in August, Iowa Western Community College offensive tackle Larry Mazyck committed to Maryland. At the time, he said he felt there was an opportunity to make a difference in College Park.

Now Mazyck will enroll at Maryland in January.

“I always wanted to play at Maryland,” the 6-foot-7, 340-pounder told InsideMDSports. “I see an opportunity at Maryland because of the lineman depth.”

The junior-college prospect visited Maryland again earlier this month and, despite the poor play on the field (a 20-3 loss to Syracuse), Mazyck said he had a “good” trip and that he talked to the coaches more about his future as a Terp.

“They want me to come in in January, condition and lift to get stronger,” he said. “They want me to compete for a starting position next year.”

Mazyck can see that happening.

“I feel that’s something I can do,” he said. “I know I can bring depth to the offensive line.”

He means that in more ways than one, too. He also used his visit to College Park as an opportunity to help recruit fellow offensive linemen to join him in his class.

“I talked to the tackle from FUMA [commit Derwin Gray] and the one from Bishop McNamara [target Damian Prince]," he said.

While he did not divulge what was said during those conversations, Mazyck feels Maryland’s win Saturday against Virginia Tech was a sign of things to come and something that could help with recruiting.

“I think Maryland is moving up and getting back to its old winning ways,” he said.

Mazyck received a three-star, .8744-rating in the 247Sports Composite as the nation’s ninth-ranked junior college offensive tackle. He will enroll in January and has two years to play two.

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