Marcus Leak withdraws from school

Maryland starting receiver Marcus Leak has withdrawn from school for personal reasons but plans to re-enroll in January, he announced in a statement Thursday.

Leak said in his statement that he will return home to North Carolina. A source close to the situation said Leak is in good academic standing.

"I would like to thank Coach [Randy] Edsall, my teammates and the rest of the Maryland football program for their continued support as I work through these personal matters," Leak said. "It is my intention to return to College Park in January. I look forward to rejoining my teammates and continuing my education at the University of Maryland."

Leak started the first seven games of last season but missed the final five because of a toe injury. The injury kept him out of spring practice, but he was expected to start for the Terps in 2013.

Leak finished last season second on the team with 23 receptions and 393 yards and added two touchdown receptions.