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4-star safety Brandon Jacob signs with Maryland football

Jacob was the Terps’ highest-rated recruit entering Wednesday’s early signing day.

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Four-star safety Brandon Jacob, the highest-ranked player committed to Maryland football entering early National Signing Day, officially signed with the program on Wednesday.

Jacob attends Evans High School in Orlando, Florida, and is ranked by the 247Sports Composite as the No. 27 safety in his class and the 37th-best recruit from Florida.

Jacob’s original commitment to Maryland came in late July when he picked the Terps over UCF, Texas A&M, Miami and others. His official visit to College Park came just over a month prior. On Oct. 18, he shut down his recruitment and announced he would be signing with Maryland.

Possessing sought-after size in the secondary, Jacob is listed at 6-foot-2 and a lean 175 pounds. Also playing some at wide receiver, he has innate ball-hawking ability. He recorded five interceptions during his breakout junior season — returning two for touchdowns — and another three as a senior.

He was later invited to the U.S Army All-American Bowl.