Birdsong Interested in Terps Early

Birdsong things Terps could be the school for him despite depth at QB.

Michael Birdsong seems to have it all: the body, the arm strength, toughness, intelligence, and savvy to be the next big quarterback at the college level. For this reason, top-end division one schools such as Maryland, Virginia, Richmond, and NC State, have put a great deal interest toward the highly touted recruit.

Standing at 6-foot-4, 216-pounds, the Matoaca High School stand out wants to be part of a pro-style offense, that will give him the opportunity to work towards the National Football League, “I would love to play in major conference such as the ACC,” said Birdsong. “I want to be part of a pro-style scheme, where I can use my gun-slinger mentality.” Birdsong believes the University of Maryland might be the place where he can do this.

Birdsong's interest in Maryland began during last football season when he attended the Terps prime-time television game against Wake Forest, “It definitely opened up my eyes,” explained Birdsong. “I liked the fan support and loved that it was loud. I can't get enough of that atmosphere, I like to be unable to hear myself talk.”

On his visit, Birdsong spoke to some of the players and former coaches of ex-Head Coach Ralph Friedgen's staff. However, the junior quarterback is yet to speak to a member of newly acquired Head Coach Randy Edsall's staff, “I haven't met any of the new staff, but am sure they have a lot to offer. I know they are taking the program in the right direction,” said Birdsong. The recruit was also very impressed with the campus on his visit to college park, “I like the spread of the campus, and the facilities were great,” expresses Birdsong.

Going into his senior season, the field general hopes to continue to excel using his excellent ability to read defenses and put the ball anywhere on the field. However, he plans on looking into the academic side of colleges, rather then only focusing on football, “I want to get my degree, while I make a difference on and off the field wherever I end up,” explained Birdsong. Moving forward, the quarterback plans on, “playing it by ear,” and will visit numerous schools when he finds the time.


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