Less than two weeks after saying goodbye to the Maryland football program, Ryan Donahue has found a new college football home.
According to Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant, the linebacker has decided to transfer to UConn.
Due to NCAA transfer rules, Donahue will be forced to sit out the 2011 season. Starting in 2012, however, he will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Donahue played in 20 games during his time in College Park, although most of his action came on special teams.
Interestingly — well, at least to me — Donahue is the second individual first-year Terps head coach Randy Edsall has seen leave for his new school former one; in early February, Don Brown left his Maryland defensive coordinator post to take the same position at UConn. Obviously, Brown’s presence and Donahue’s familiarity with the coordinator likely played at least a minimal role in the LB’s decision to move on to Storrs.