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Dazz Newsome commits to Maryland: Terps land 3-star athlete

He’s the second Virginia recruit to join Maryland’s class.

Virginia recruit Dazz Newsome has committed to play football at Maryland, he announced Sunday on Twitter.

Newsome is the No. 35 recruit in Virginia and the No. 83 athlete in the class of 2017, according to the 247Sports Composite. The “athlete” classification suggests he could end up playing any number of different positions at Maryland, but 247Sports’ Ryan Bartow says Newsome projects to play cornerback in college.

Maryland only offered Newsome last week, and is the highest-profile school to offer him so far. He’s received some attention from Michigan, according to his 247Sports page, but Iowa State is the next-most popular school to extend him a scholarship offer.

Newsome’s father and brother both went to Virginia Tech, but he’s eschewing that lineage to become a Terp. Newsome is the second player from Virginia to commit to Maryland’s 2017 class, joining tight end Andrew Park.

Obligatory recruiting disclaimer: As always, his commitment is verbal and not set in stone until National Signing Day in February. There’s nothing to suggest Newsome won’t end up at Maryland, but circumstances can easily change in recruiting.