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In-state RB Isaiah Jacobs Spurns OSU, Commits and Signs With Maryland

Connections often matter moreso than geography and opportunity, and such was the case Wednesday as Owasso (Okla.) running back Isaiah Jacobs committed to Maryland over Oklahoma State, Michigan, Arkansas and others.

Jacobs, long atop OSU’s radar, chose to play for the Terps and coach Mike Locksley, who before his time at Maryland coached his older brother, Joshua, at Alabama. Despite the opportunity to be the crown running back jewel of OSU’s class, he’ll instead be the third running back for Maryland in its 2020 class.

The 5-foot-10, 195-pound Jacobs had visited OSU on numerous occasions — including two weeks ago on an official basis — but Maryland in the end won out in a bit of a last minute surprise.