The quarterback story at Maryland is the recovery of redshirt sophomore Tyrell Pigrome and redshirt freshman Kasim Hill, but there's a new addition joining the quarterback room.

Former class of 2018 Myers Park (N.C.) quarterback Brayden Hawkins has walked on at Maryland, sources tell Tom Loy of 247Sports. Hawkins, a 6-foot-3, 221-pound pro-style passer, becomes Maryland's second walk-on quarterback, joining sophomore quarterback Legend Brumbaugh. The news came following the first day of preseason practice.

Coming out of high school, Hawkins committed to UTEP as a walk-on. The strong-armed quarterback also received power-five attention from Boston College, Florida, South Carolina, Texas A&M and Virginia.

"Has a great arm, and also has a great thing you have to have as a quarterback—good leadership and good feet," UTEP coach Dimel said when he introduced his 2018. After arriving on campus, Hawkins opted to transfer in search of a better opportunity. 

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Although Maryland has two proven young quarterbacks who are projected to battle it out for the starting position, it's become clear in recent years that you can never have too many players at the position. Maryland did add former Bishop Sullivan (Va.) three-star quarterback Tyler DeSue--who enrolled in January--but Hawkins appealed to Maryland, providing more depth at the position without using a scholarship.

The former 2018 recruit was rated the 82nd-best prospect in North Carolina and the nation's 98th-best pro-style quarterback. 247Sports rated Hawkins as a 77 overall and a two-star. As a senior, Hawkins threw for 2,878 yards and 23 touchdowns to seven interceptions in 14 games. He joins Pigrome, Hill, walk-on freshman Brian Clarkin, DeSue, Brumbaugh (walk-on) and junior Max Bortenschlager. Hawkins is eligible to play this fall.