The latest Maryland football depth chart, entering this weekend’s top 25 matchup at Florida State, contains just one change: Wide receiver Tyrek Cheeseboro returns to the two-deep after missing the season to date with an undisclosed injury.
A redshirt freshman who incurred a season-ending knee injury in 2011 but played in 11 games on special teams last season, Cheeseboro will back up Malcolm Culmer at the third receiver spot. Culmer’s presence means that Nigel King, who suffered a leg injury on Maryland’s second offensive play at Connecticut, is either still injured or the No. 25 Terps (4-0) aren’t tipping their hand before facing the No. 8 Seminoles (4-0).
Culmer, who started two weeks ago against West Virginia, has caught three passes for 47 yards this season.
>> The latest injury report has defensive lineman Mike Minter, a walk-on freshman from Severna Park High School, out for the season with a knee injury. He joins defensive back Milan Collins (ankle), offensive lineman JaJuan Dulaney (knee), defensive back Dexter McDougle (shoulder) and defensive lineman Ty Tucker (knee) on the current list.
Coach Randy Edsall is expected to release a detailed injury report later this week — usually on Thursday afternoon — with those players listed probable, questionable and doubtful for the Florida State game.
>> Recruiting note: St. John’s (Mass.) Prep announced that star running back Johnathan Thomas, a Maryland commit, will have season-ending knee surgery. A four-star recruit who offered his oral commitment in May, Thomas ranked as the state’s best player and recently made SportsCenter’s “Top 10″ for his 107-yard interception return during a game in which he rushed for 228 yards on 27 carries.