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I think it's because of the competition he played against. But the kid runs a 4.27 40. Between him, Taivon and Diggs we have 3/4 of a great relay team there.
They said that he ran out to Lids right before the announcement lol
"I like fixing broken things" - Kevin Plank
Plays at a no name school against bad competition. If he played at Good Counsel he is a mid 3* recruit with a bunch more regional offers. The TerrapinStation blog did an interview with JC Shurburtt and he said this:
"I’ve always been high on Veii since I saw him at the Under Armour All-American Combine in January. He ran well and competed well that day and had he had more film at the time, he would have been more heavily-recruited."
Regardless he got his offer after being at camp here and has 4.3 speed. Those type of guys tend to work out.
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Happy to announce Jacquille Veii will be a Terp!
no Derwin Gray yet?
Hes a Terp...
Looks a like a solid class. Now hopefully a QB stays healthy and the O line improves because there is some serious RB and WR talent on the team.
4th in the Big Ten on Rivals. BRING IT.
ok.. still not seeing him on the umterps signing class list or Edsall's twitter
His situation reminds of Ben Tate from some years ago. IIRC, he played at a small school on the Eastern Shore, against weak competition, so was less highly regarded. He wound up going to Auburn, being a multi-year starter, and then on to the NFL. There was also a WR some of you may have heard of...Jerry RIce. Went to Mississsippi Valley State (or some similar name school) and had a fair career in the NFL.
Hey, if a guy's got talent, then that trumps competition to me.
cnpatterson3: ESPN reporting that Alex Collins' mother "confiscated" his National Letter of Intent and bounced. LOLWUT?
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great day for Terps fans.
Whoa. At least recruits have 2 weeks from when the letter was sent to turn it in before it becomes invalid.
Great job by the Terps and Coach Locksley.
BTW, anyone planning on going to the Open House at the end of the month?
I'm sure he'll be happy to get away from home.
that sounds a little NC State ish
Clearly a case where the kid needs to leave the area. Nothing good will happen with him staying in Miami.
Any redshirt candidates from this freshman class?
And Derwin Gray is joining the crew at UMD http://youtu.be/P7IUhllSpuk
Man, what a great day. They sign everyone that was projected, PLUS picked up a couple more that were on the fence.
So, are we done for the day?
Yes, it was a great day.
We should be loaded going into the B1G in '14...
Diggs + Long + whichever QB steps up (figure one of them will), improved Oline...
Yannick, Likely, Opara et al on the D side...
If Veii really has 4.3 speed then he should skip right through college and suit up for the Ravens. The inability to run with Vernon and his 4.38 (combine time) speed inspired me to look up the official 40 times of the fastest Ravens players and I couldn't find any who broke a 4.4, including Torrey, Jacoby Jones, or anyone in the secondary.
For the record, the above post is sarcastic and I'm very happy that we landed Veii, Yannick, and Jacobs today and held onto Opara. The only real disappointments were not getting Rogers and one of O'Daniel or Kiser, but all in all given the season we had, I'm very happy with the class we got.
With the exception of ESPN, our class is rated very well by all the services.
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