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Maryland Picks Up 2013 Football Commitment, Delaware Cornerback Jarrett Ross

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Here's a strange situation: let's distract you from distressing news in basketball with some much better news in football! (Weird, huh?) Maryland isn't done with their 2012 recruiting just yet, but according to's Bob Lichtenfels, they've got an early start on 2013, reportedly getting a commitment from Wilmington defensive back Jarrett Ross.

#Terps pick up 2103 CB Wilmington (Del.) Charter Jarrett Ross who pulled the trigger today #Maryland..Looked strong at Army Combine
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Maryland had a leg-up in the recruitment of Ross: he's the brother of current Maryland running back Brandon Ross. Jarrett was invited to the U.S. Army Bowl Underclass Combine, which is usually critical in the Army Bowl selection process and indicates a highly-ranked future, and he has great size at 5-11 and 180. He also reportedly runs a sub-4.4 40 time, which gives him a pretty elite set of tools.

It's still early yet and so Ross isn't ranked on any of the major three services, but that's typical. Getting such a quick start to the class can only be a good thing. If you're so inclined, you can check out his highlights post-break.