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Tahj Capehart flipped to Maryland football on Signing Day, and could make an immediate impact

Profiles in Terpage moves to a freshman whose playing style could set him apart quickly.

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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

Height: 5’10
Weight: 175 lbs.
Year: Freshman
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.

2017 prospectus

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.

Dream season

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.

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