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Defensive end Byron Cowart was once the No. 1 overall player at ESPN for the 2015 recruiting class, and Cowart was expected to be one of the next great members of the Auburn Tigers defensive line.

However, Cowart’s career didn’t pan out at Auburn, and the former five-star opted to transfer earlier this year. After a year of JUCO ball, Cowart has now found a new school, signing with Maryland on Wednesday.

Though Cowart is only rated as a three-star this time around, he still has size (6-foot-3, 277 pounds) and athleticism. Maryland struggled defensively in the 2017 season, and head coach D.J. Durkin is likely hopeful that a guy like Cowart can help add some depth to an ailing defense.

Cowart originally picked Auburn over Maryland, Alabama, Florida, and Clemson back in 2015. He should have two years of eligibility remaining, and he is expected to be eligible for the 2018 season.

Former No. 1 overall recruit Byron Cowart has officially transferred to a new school Joe Robbins/Getty Images
Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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