A trio of Maryland student-athletes with local ties have decided to leave the football program.
Former Good Counsel standout Zach Dancel and Friendship Collegiate graduate Albert Reid have decided to transfer. Both players are scheduled to graduate from the university this year.
An athletic department spokesperson confirmed that Dancel will graduate from the university in May and Reid will graduate over the summer.
Dancel, a Howard County native, played in 10 games at safety last season and registered 15 tackles and two pass breakups.
During his high school career at Good Counsel, Dancel guided the Falcons to back-to-back WCAC championships as a junior and senior quarterback at the Olney private school. He finished his senior campaign with 1,338 yards passing and 18 touchdowns. He also had 98 carries for 438 yards and 10 touchdowns during his senior campaign.
Dancel graduated from Good Counsel with over 4,500 passing yards, nearly 1,500 yards rushing, 46 passing touchdowns and rushed for 27 touchdowns.
Meanwhile, Maryland sophomore Jacquille Veii, a former Avalon standout, has been granted a release to transfer to another school.
The former All-Sentinel defensive back will have two years of eligibility remaining. Veii split time at running back and slot receiver during his time in College Park. He finished the 2014 campaign with 16 catches for 230 yards and rushed for 105 yards on 19 carries. He also scored three touchdowns last season.