Former Rutgers recruiting target Marcus Fleming enters transfer portal

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Marcus Fleming officially entered the transfer portal this past weekend, the former Rutgers football recruit deciding to leave Maryland.

Fleming is facing a first-degree assault charge and a second-degree assault charge related to an alleged domestic violence incident back on June 3. He was in court Thursday for the incident, according to the Baltimore Sun. Due to this, it is unlikely that Rutgers would bring him into the fold.

The Miami, FL native is now attempting to transfer for the second time. He initially enrolled to play for the Nebraska Cornhuskers in 2019 before transferring to play for the Maryland Terrapins in 2020. Just because a player enters the portal does not mean they are required to leave the school. They can withdraw their name at any time. However, schools are under no obligation to keep a player on scholarship once they enter the portal.

In his lone season in Maryland, Fleming caught 18 passes for 197 yards and one touchdown. He was the No. 221 prospect nationally and No. 39 wide receiver from the Class of 2020 according to 247Sports. He caught five passes for 75 yards in one game during his true freshman season in 2020 with Nebraska.

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Fleming was considered one of the best deep threats in the the class of 2020. He saw offers from several power five programs, including Florida, Florida State, Miami, Penn State, and Purdue among others. Don’t be surprised if his current legal issues prevent him from finding a new team for the 2022 season.

Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire