A three-star wide receiver who was recruited by Randy Edsall out of McEachern High School (Ga.) in 2012, the 6-foot-3 175-pound Etta-Tawo was considered one of the roster’s more athletic receivers as a junior in 2015 but he struggled to earn a full-time role as a starter.
After starting the first two games, Etta-Tawo appeared in 10 more as a backup, finishing with 20 catches for 216 yards. His most productive season came as a freshman in 2013, when he started seven games and registered 31 passes for 500 yards and two touchdowns. He finished with 61 catches and three touchdowns over his three-year career at Maryland.
Maryland, which begins spring practice on Monday for the first time under new coach DJ Durkin, still has a crop of promising wide receivers returning next season. That includes the top two pass catches from last season in rising senior Levern Jacobs (35 catches) and rising sophomore D.J. Moore , who started the final 10 games over Etta-Tawo and finished with 25 catches for 357 yards and three touchdowns.