Less than 48 hours after starter C.J. Brown suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament that will sideline him for the entire 2012 season, media members got their first opportunity to watch true freshman Perry Hills take snaps asMaryland‘s top quarterback. Terps coach Randy Edsall said Wednesday that Hills, a three-star recruit out of Pittsburgh’s Central Catholic High School, has the edge over fellow freshman Caleb Rowe and will practice with the first string. It was clear why on Thursday.
Hills appeared comfortable in the pocket, and his footwork was more refined than Rowe’s. He also connected on several difficult throws during the 90-minute practice, and rarely turned over the ball. Edsall said after practice that he was particularly impressed with Hills’ command of the huddle.
“I’ve been pleased with what I’ve seen,” he said. “I’ve been pleased with what I’ve seen out of Caleb, too. We’re going to be fine there. We’ve just got to get him as many reps as we can.”
from Connor Letourneau in the Sunpapers