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Profiles in Terpage: Taivon Jacobs

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Our series continues with a popular break-out candidate for this season.

Joe Robbins

Taivon Jacobs, Freshman (RS), Wide receiver, #12

Stats:

Height: 5'9"

Weight: 160

Twitter: None we could find

Collegiate Stats: N/A

High School Stats (Senior Year): 1,065 yards receiving, 15 touchdowns, six interceptions

247sports composite Ratings: Three stars, 117th-best cornerback, 23rd-best player in Maryland

Who Maryland beat: Ohio State, Florida State, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Miami

High School: Suitland, Md.

Hometown: Camp Springs, Md.

High School Highlights:

How'd He Get to College Park?

Jacobs originally committed to Ohio State, and was a signing day surprise for the Terps. He re-opened his commitment the day before, and made his decision in large part to stay close to his young daughter, Bailey. His older brother, Levern, is a wide receiver at Maryland, which played a factor in his decision as well.

Jacobs was named first-team All-Met by the Post each of his last two years at Suitland. He also ran track in high school and was a member of the United State Junior Olympic Track and Field team (also earning first-team All-Met in track).

Profiling the entire team

In his first season at College Park, he redshirted, earning scout team offensive player of the week honors prior to the Clemson game. He suffered a lingering injury for the first half of the season, with the coaches choosing to redshirt him and preserve an extra year of eligibility despite his impressive play in practice.

Nickname:

"Little Lightning"

Career Highlight:

Being perhaps Maryland's best player this offseason.

Dream Season:

Jacobs surprises all and takes Marcus Leak's starting receiver job, catching at least 25 passes for at least 400 yards.

2014 Prospectus:

Jacobs is second behind Marcus Leak at one of the outside receiver positions on the post-Nigel King depth chart. Leak is the favorite to keep that job, but if Jacobs continues to make the splash he has this offseason, it will be hard for the coaching staff to keep him off the field. He'll almost certainly be involved in wider sets, battling with Amba Etta-Tawo for the fifth wide receiver spot, and will see time on the field when spelling Leak.

Up Next:

Our next player led the team in two receiving categories last season.

Standings:

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timmyw3: 11

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RedTurtle: 7

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Daniel Hamilton: 5

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KHemer: 3

Ezra2141: 2

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ClickClack62: 2

aubartolomei: 2

Tropikal: 2

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Terps_roc: 1

umcp96: 1

Maryland1206: 1

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MEDTerp: 1

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