Mallard Creek High punter Michael Tart has accepted an invitation to be a preferred walk-on in the fall at Maryland, Tart said in an e-mail message.
Tart, who's 6-foot-2 and 170 pounds, was an All-Observer selection last season after averaging 43.7 yards on 32 punts as a senior. Tart said Maryland plans for him to redshirt in 2010 with the opportunity to earn a starting position and a scholarship in the future.
He said he also considered East Carolina and Wake Forest, but fell in love with the campus and coaches at Maryland after making a campus visit last week.
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