Freshman safety Markquese Bell left the Maryland football program on Monday. The news was confirmed by head coach D.J. Durkin at his weekly press conference on Tuesday.
“Markquese is no longer part of the team or the university,” Durkin told Testudo Times. “I think Markquese is an outstanding young man, and I wish him nothing but the full best moving forward.”
Bell was suspended alongside side cornerback Alex Woods earlier in the season after violating he athletic department’s student-athlete code of conduct.
Bell was the Terps third highest rated recruit from the 2017 class as he was ranked the No. 7 athlete in the nation. He was one of eight four-stars in that class.
Bell, who was projected to play a key role in Maryland’s secondary this season, didn’t play a single snap this season.