Profiles in Terpage is back for 2017. Last week, we focused on running backs; this week, we’re looking at all of Maryland’s receivers.
Tahj Capehart, WR
Weight: 175 lbs.
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia
High School: Bishop Sullivan
How he got to College Park
Capehart committed to Virginia Tech in August, but Maryland definitely gained ground after landing his high school teammates, defensive tackles Brandon and Breyon Gaddy. Capehart visited College Park the weekend before Signing Day, and just one day after the Gaddy twins announced they were staying with the Terps, the three-star wide receiver flipped his commitment.
Maryland signed six three-star wide receivers in the 2017 class, but Capehart easily had the highest 247Sports Composite rating. This obviously won’t matter once camp starts and everyone gets to compete, but it suggests that Capehart has the best chance to make an impact as a true freshman. It remains to be seen how he stacks up against veterans like Taivon Jacobs and Jacquille Veii, but that should all become more clear over time.
Capehart becomes a key receiver out of the slot and produces the most out of anyone in Maryland’s freshman class. He becomes a solid complement to D.J. Moore, setting up the Terps with a strong duo entering 2018.
This Terp was Maryland’s first receiver commit in the Class of 2017.
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