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Three-star Florida WR MJ Jarrell commits to Maryland

Maryland first-year football coach DJ Durkin on signing day and what it means for the program. (Baltimore Sun video)

Maryland continued its solid spring for the Class of 2017 on the recruiting trail Thursday night when Timber Creek (Fla.) High School wide receiver MJ Jarrell announced his pledge on Twitter.

"Thank you to all [26] schools that have extended an Offer to me, making this decision very difficult," Jarrell wrote on Twitter. "After months of contemplating, with the help of my family I have made a decision."

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Jarrell is rated as a three-star recruit and the No. 189 wide receiver nationally, No. 220 prospect in Florida and No. 1,352 player overall in the 247sports.com composite rankings. Rivals.com rated Jarrell as a two-star, while he's unrated by Scout.com and ESPN.

He's the third wide receiver in Maryland's Class of 2017 after three-star Georgia wide receivers Sean Nelson and Carlos Carriere committed in May. Maryland also added St. John's (D.C.) three-star quarterback Kasim Hill to its class in April.

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Maryland was Jarrell's 10th offer on April 4, and he included the Terps in his top 10 on May 25. Virginia Tech, Duke, South Carolina, Louisville, N.C. State, Indiana, Pittsburgh, Syracuse and Wake Forest were also included in that top 10.

The commitment bumps Maryland even higher in the nation's recruiting rankings. The Terps, with 10 verbal pledges for the Class of 2017, are now ranked No. 11 nationally and No. 3 in the Big Ten Conference, trailing only Ohio State -- which currently has the nation's top class -- and Michigan.

Jarrell's commitment also continues the success of coach DJ Durkin and his staff in Florida. The Terps closed the Class of 2016 cycle strong, with seven Floridians inking national letters of intent to Maryland on National Signing Day in February. He's the third player from a Florida high school to commit to Maryland after four-star defensive tackle Cam Spence -- who announced his transfer from IMG Academy to St. John's earlier this week -- and five-star defensive end Joshua Kaindoh, another IMG product who originally hails from Essex.

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