Maryland Terrapins freshman quarterback Gage Shaffer has been suspended for the team’s final two games of the season due to what is being described as “violations of the student-athlete code of conduct.”
Daniel Gallen of The Baltimore Sun reported Shaffer’s suspension.
A former three-star recruit out out of Frankfort High School in Ridgely, West Virginia, about 74.5 miles east of Morgantown, Shaffer was headed for a redshirt season after not playing at all this season. He was the only quarterback in Maryland’s 2015 recruiting class, the last under recently fired coach Randy Edsall.
Should he return to the Terps, Shaffer will have four years of eligibility remaining.
Just why he was suspended is still a mystery, but he has great size for his position at 6-foot-7, 212 pounds and could be an immediate contributor next season given the team’s struggles at quarterback this season.
Campus Sports will update Shaffer’s story as new information becomes available.
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