The Maryland football program was waiting on decisions from three players today, and all three have gone the Terps' way.
Wide receiver Taivon Jacobs flipped his commitment from Ohio State to Maryland during a news conference today at Suitland High, linebacker Yannick Ngakoue announced for the Terps at Friendship Collegiate Academy in D.C, and athlete Jacquille Veii unveiled his UM pledge at the Avalon School in Gaithersburg.
Jacobs, the younger brother of Terps sophomore wide receiver Levern Jacobs, is rated a three-star prospect, the No. 52 wide receiver and the No. 12 player in Maryland, according to Rivals.com. He originally committed to the Buckeyes over offers from Florida State, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and several others.
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According to The Washington Post, Jacobs has a 1-year-old daughter. "I want to make sure I’m a great father and a great player," he told The Post.
Ngakoue committed to the Terps over the summer but backed out of his pledge in the fall. He picked the Terps this time around over offers from Florida State and South Carolina. Rivals.com ranks Ngakoue a four-star prospect, the No. 1 player in D.C., the No. 4 outside linebacker nationally and the No. 88 player overall.
Veii was also a one-time Terps pledge, but reopened his recruitment during the fall and took visits to Iowa and Nebraska. A three-star prospect according to ESPN.com, Veii could play cornerback or running back at Maryland.