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3-star WR Brian Cobbs signs with Maryland football

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The Terps start the early signing period with another early-morning signature.

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Brian Cobbs, a three-star wide receiver from Quantico, Virginia, has signed his letter of intent to play at the University of Maryland.

Cobbs, who just finished his senior season at Hayfield Secondary School, is one of the best prospects from Virginia. He ranks No. 23 in the state, according to the 247Sports Composite, which is fifth among wide receivers.

With offers on the table from NC State and West Virginia, among others, Cobbs will join fellow Virginian Darryl Jones, who is the best wide receiver and fifth-best prospect in the state, in College Park. Dontay Demus, a D.C. native, rounds out DJ Durkin’s class at the position.

It was announced Tuesday that star pass-catcher D.J. Moore will indeed head to the NFL, so the Terapins will be left with a gaping hole at the position. Taivon Jacobs is likely gone as well, which means Maryland will have to replace 1,586 yards of production in 2018. The new freshmen should be given a good look to earn some playing time the minute they arrive on campus.

Cobbs is cited as being a good route runner, and at 6’2, 200 pounds, his size allows him to fight off cornerbacks at the line of scrimmage with ease. He’ll be an interesting fit for Maryland, as their prominent receivers of past seasons have been of the shorter variety.