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Maryland football: Running back Jacquille Veii moving to wide receiver, Edsall says

Maryland's running back competition is getting a whole lot clearer.

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Sophomore running back Jacquille Veii will now be sophomore wide receiver Jacquille Veii, head coach Randy Edsall announced on ESPN980 Tuesday (h/t to Jeff Ermann).

Veii was originally considered a cornerback or wide receiver coming out of high school, but ended up at running back and helped make up for the absence of Wes Brown. His shiftiness impressed last season in spurts as a true freshman, and he ended up with 39 carries for 146 yards. He also caught five passes for 18 yards.

Edsall has said throughout the offseason that only three players will get carries, with the fourth needing to prove themselves on special teams, so it would appear Veii is that fourth back. The Terps are likely to carry two primary running backs, with Brandon Ross and Albert Reid as the probable leaders at this time. Wes Brown is still getting back into football condition, however, and could easily push either of those players over time.

Maryland currently has four slot receivers and three players listed at each outside position, so Veii is likely to play at one of the outside slots. He's a better natural fit at the slot so this may be when we see Daniel Adams move to tight end, but we'll keep you updated on his status.