MM 7.22: Maryland football wide receiver Rakim Jarrett named to Biletnikoff Award watchlist


Maryland junior soccer star Rakim Jarrett has been named to the Biletnikoff Awards watch list, the Tallahassee Quarterbacks Club Foundation announced Thursday. Each season, the Biletnikoff Award recognizes the top wide receiver in college football.

It’s a well-deserved honor for Jarrett, who is entering his third – and likely last – season of college football. Jarrett shocked the college football world by committing to head coach Michael Locksley’s program on December 18, 2019, dropping his previous commitment to LSU. According to the 247Sports Composite, Jarrett is considered a five-star recruit ranked 27th player in the Class of 2020; he is also the 5th best rookie of the Terps, per 247Sports.

Jarrett shone in each of his first two seasons as a Terp, earning All-Big Ten honorable mentions in 2020 and 2021. Last season, Jarrett led Maryland with 62 receptions and 829 receiving yards. Jarrett’s five receiving touchdowns were tied for the most on the team with Chigoziem Okonkwo and Carlos Carriere.

The six-foot, 190-pound receiver was the fastest Terp receiver to reach 1,000 yards since NFL star Stefon Diggs. Although Jarrett is getting the preseason shine, he is just one element of a packed reception hall. Senior Dontay Demus Jr. is set to return from last year’s season-ending knee injury, and Jacob Copeland – Florida’s top receiver in 2021 – is looking to make an impact in his freshman year. in a Maryland uniform. Redshirt senior Jeshaun Jones is also returning from a season-ending leg injury, and the staff are high on second student Tai Felton after a strong spring.

Maryland redshirt junior quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa was also honored twice this week, being named to the Maxwell Award and Davey O’Brien Award watchlists respectively. The Terps open their season at home against Buffalo on September 3.

In other news

Former Maryland baseball star Maxwell Costes will get a chance to play with his hometown Baltimore Orioles after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent.

Maryland Field Hockey‘s Hope Rose was named Maryland’s Female Rookie of the Year.

The famous bar in Maryland, RJ Bentley’s, recently had its sign toppled during a storm. On Thursday, it was restored to its normal location.

Maryland Men’s Basketball officially announced the addition of Georgetown transfer guard Don Carey, who joined the program on May 13.

Maryland Women’s Basketball asked its young players about the gimmicks of the 1990s.

Former Maryland women’s basketball star Shatori Walker-Kimbrough prevailed with authority against Stefanie Dolson and the New York Liberty.

Maryland Football is supporting the rare disease community with Friday’s annual “Lift for Life” event.

Maryland men’s soccer is less than five weeks away from its season opener against New Hampshire on Aug. 25.

Former Maryland men’s soccer star and recent MLS No. 1 pick Ben Bender and Charlotte FC beat Chelsea in a friendly on Wednesday.

Maryland women’s soccer is less than four weeks away from kicking off in Temple on Aug. 18.


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