Change of plans for DeMatha's Delonte Morton
The Maryland football program's 2011 recruiting class will not include DeMatha running back Delonte Morton.
“He’s not going to go to Maryland,” DeMatha coach Bill McGregor said Wednesday. “… There’s not much you can do. It just is what it is.”
A source close to Morton said the reason he won’t end up in College Park is related to academics. Whether the 6-foot-1 ½, 249-pound senior spends next season at a prep school or a junior college has not been determined. InsideMDSports.com first reported the news of Morton’s situation Tuesday night.
A three-star prospect according to Scout.com, Morton committed to the Terps last March after missing his junior season with a torn ACL.
Morton was hindered his senior season by a high-ankle sprain, rushing for 298 yards and five touchdowns on 40 carries in five games.