Jacquille Veii, Sophomore, Wide Receiver, #34
Twitter: None we could find
Collegiate Stats: 39 rushes for 146 yards, five receptions for 18 yards
High School Stats (Senior Year): 744 rushing yards, 228 receiving yards, 14 touchdowns
247sports composite Ratings: Three stars, 146th-best cornerback, 39th-best player in Maryland
Who Maryland beat: Nebraska, Iowa, Boston College, Purdue
High School: The Avalon School
Hometown: Gaithersburg, Md.
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Veii's path to Maryland is a winding one, that includes some time spent in England in his childhood before discovering football upon moving stateside in 2004. Fast-forward a few years to his status as an elite D.C. area local recruit at tiny Avalon, a school that hadn't yet produced any major prospects. Veii was the first, garnering offers from Boston College, Iowa, and a few others early in the process. He soon camped at College Park in June, where he ran a 4.3 40 - a time he nor Maryland's coaches believed, until he did it a second time. That was all Randy Edsall needed to see to extend Veii an offer, and a few weeks later he accepted.
Then, in December, a discrepancy on his transcript led to the Terps briefly rescinding their offer, opening the way for future Big Ten foes Nebraska and Iowa to swoop in. The transcript was sorted and Maryland re-offered in short order, but Veii had already opened the process and wanted to see it out, taking visits to the two competitors. But when he came to decide on Signing Day, it was a Maryland hat he picked up, reaffirming his commitment and solidifying one of the best, most active Signing Days in Maryland football history.
Profiling the entire team
Maryland would of course outdo themselves on Signing Day 2014 by landing five-star offensive lineman Damian Prince. Veii played in 11 games as a true freshman running back, rushing for a combined 109 yards in his first two games.
"The Maryland Veii Guarantee"
Exceeding expectations as a true freshman.
Catching at least 10 passes.
Veii ended up making it onto the two-deep as a wide receiver, behind Levern Jacobs at the slot position. He'll likely be the sixth receiver on the team, behind fellow backups Taivon Jacobs and Marcus Leak in usage, but he has an opportunity to make an impression with two starting positions likely opening up in 2015.
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PurpleNurple19 gets a point.
Daniel Hamilton: 5
Boyds Terp: 1