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Profiles in Terpage: Jarrett Ross

Our series continues with a role player in the secondary.

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Jarrett Ross, Junior, Cornerback, No. 32


Height: 5'9"

Weight: 205 lbs.

Collegiate stats: 17 tackles, 3 passes defensed

High school: Charter School of Wilmington (Wilmington, Del.)

High school stats (Senior Year): 75 tackles, five interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, 31 catches for 477 yards and four touchdowns, 75 carries for 505 yards and four touchdowns

Composite recruiting rating: Three stars, (0.8382), No. 77 cornerback, No. 2 in Delaware, according to 247Sports.

Who Maryland beat: Boston College

High school highlights:

How'd He Get to College Park?

Ross wasn't a very high-profile recruit out of the Charter School of Wilmington, but his sub-4.4 40 time made him an intriguing prospect nonetheless. He is the younger brother of Terps running back Brandon Ross, and his brother was able to get his hooks in him early, as Ross was the team's first commit in the class of 2013.

Ross has yet to receive significant playing time on defense in his college career, but he has become a regular special teams contributor. He got some playing time as a corner his freshman year after injuries to Dexter McDougle and Jeramiah Johnson.

Career Highlight:

Knocking down three passes against Indiana on Sept. 27.

Dream Season:

He becomes the team's go-to nickel corner in a breakout season and becomes next in line for a starting spot going into 2016.

2015 Prospectus:

Ross has potential, but the reality is that he is competing with a lot of other guys to get onto the field on defense. He'll likely be a fourth or fifth corner this season unless the injury bug hits the secondary.

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