Maryland Terps

No. 21 recruit Rakim Jarrett flips commitment from LSU to Maryland

Maryland Terps

The No. 21 overall recruit Rakim Jarrett surprised college football fans on Wednesday, when he flipped his commitment from LSU to Maryland. 

A D.C.-area native, the St. John's wide receiver had initially said he would not sign during the early signing period, but ended up selecting the Terps over the Tigers. 

Jarrett referenced former-Terrapin Stefon Diggs' commitment to Maryland with his Instagram caption, which read: "What's a better place to do it than your city..."

Even Maryland head coach Mike Locksley weighed in on social media after Jarrett's flip.

The Terps went 3-9 in 2019, Locksley's first season back at the helm of Maryland's program. 

Jarrett, in an interview with NBC Sports Washington earlier this year, cited the players at LSU when he announced he was going there.

"They're definitely committed to winning and that's what I want to do," he said at the time.

Jarrett's commitment gives Maryland three recruits from the area so far in the 2020 class - he joins Ja'Khi Green from Baltimore's St. Frances Academy and Beau Brade from River Hill.