No player has claimed -- or perhaps, more accurately, been awarded -- the No. 1 jersey for next season yet but the latest roster updates on Maryland’s official site show a handful of notable number changes, including running back Ty Johnson switching from No. 6 to No. 24, his number in high school.

Johnson originally requested to don his high school digits when he arrived in College Park four years ago but the number belonged to defensive backs Daniel Ezeagwu and J.T. Ventura at the time. He settled on the sum of 2+4, turning the No. 6 jersey into one of the most recognizable by rushing for more than 2,000 yards over the last three years. Now he’ll finish his career with a number he can continue to wear in the NFL.

Most players, however, request to switch to -- not from -- single digit numbers, and this year is no different. With J.C. Jackson moving on to the pros, Tino Ellis is switching from No. 17 to No. 7, which he wore at DeMatha. Fellow corner RaVon Davis is also removing the “1” from his jersey, going from No. 21 to No. 2. Two other defensive backs -- Marcus Lewis (19 to 8) and Qwuantrezz Knight (24 to 3) -- also switched to single digits. The only projected starter in the secondary who didn’t change numbers was Darnell Savage, who switched to No. 4 last year to honor Will Likely.

Also switching numbers: redshirt freshman defensive tackle Cam Spence, who went from No. 56 to No. 55 with Dion Goldbourne transferring to UT-Martin this summer. No player will wear No. 79, deceased offensive lineman Jordan McNair's former number.

The two players who wore No. 1 last year both were drafted by the Carolina Panthers, adding even more significance to the number. It’s possible that Terps head coach D.J. Durkin awards a select player or two the No. 1 jersey before the season-opener against Texas on September 1st, but it’ll be a challenge to find players worthy of filling DJ Moore and Jermaine Carter’s shoes, especially with Johnson -- the most accomplished returner -- opting for No. 24. However, jersey numbers are probably the last thing on Durkin's mind at the moment.

“I try to talk the whole team out of [switching numbers],” Durkin said at Big Ten Media Day last year. “I say, ‘You have a number identified as your number, why do you want to change? Keep the one we gave you when you were a freshman.’ They don’t always listen to that.”

“Honestly, I’m going to find someone and assign them as ‘the jersey coach,’” he joked. “It’s the biggest headache in my life.”