Just a couple of weeks after becoming one of the estimated 178 players who have fled the Maryland football program over the last month or so, R.J. Dill (No. 76) has found in a new football home.
In a statement released to the Washington Times, the offensive lineman announced that he has decided to transfer to Rutgers to finish his collegiate career. While most transfers are forced to sit out a season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, Dill will be permitted to play immediately in 2012 because he’s already graduated from Maryland and will be entering a graduate program not offered at his former school.
Here’s the text of Dill’s announcement:
I would like to thank all the coaches who reached out and offered me a place to further my academic and athletic endeavors. However I have decided to finish my collegiate career at Rutgers University. I feel that Rutgers offers me the best opportunity to better myself as a student athlete. I am excited to end this college search so that I can focus on getting my graduate degree in labor relations, and look forward to becoming part of the Rutgers football family.
Dill had started 33 games in the past three years with the Terrapins. He announced Dec. 5 that he would be leaving the program.
Dill becomes the second Maryland transfer known to have landed in a new situation; it was reported earlier this week that running back Jeremiah Wilson would be transferring to James Madison.