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National Signing Day 2017: 3-star WR MJ Jarrell signs with Maryland football

He comes to Maryland from Florida.

David Lake, 247 Sports

MJ Jarrell has faxed in his National Letter of Intent to Maryland, cementing his spot in the Terps’ 2017 recruiting class.

The three-star recruit is the No. 167 player in the state of Florida, and is the No. 170 wide receiver in the class of 2017, according to the 247 Sports Composite.

Jarrell was one of the earlier additions to Maryland’s 2017 class, committing on June 2. He chose Maryland over Louisville, NC State, Pittsburgh, and Virginia Tech and several other schools.

He spent his senior year at Timber Creek High School in Orlando, where he was a two-time All-Metro selection. When he isn’t playing football, Jarrell spends some time with special needs students as part of his high school’s Peer Inclusion Team.

The 6’2 wideout is one of four receiver recruits in the class of 2017, joining fellow three-stars Sean Nelson, Jayden Comma and Carlos Carriere.

Despite being just a freshman, Jarrell could have a chance for playing time immediately. D.J. Moore will be the No. 1 target for whoever lines up under center for the Terps next fall, but Maryland loses six wide receivers, including Teldrick Morgan and Levern Jacobs.

Besides the incoming freshman, there will be other returning players looking to fill a bigger role, including D.J. Turner, Taivon Jacobs (who missed all of last season with an injury) and possibly Tino Ellis, who was recruited as a wide receiver but saw time last year as a defensive back.