Oct 4, 2014; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins wide receiver Jacquille Veii (34) runs as Ohio State Buckeyes defensive back Cam Burrows (16) defends at Byrd Stadium. Ohio State Buckeyes defeated Maryland Terrapins 52-24. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
According to a spokesperson from the University of Maryland athletic department, Terps running back Jacquille Veii will transfer from the football program.
Veii, who is currently a sophomore, will be granted his release by the school and he will still have two years of eligibility remaining once he transfers to his new school. Depending on where he ends up, he may have to sit out for the 2015-16 football season, however.
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In two seasons at Maryland, Veii was utilized as both a running back and a wide receiver because he is such a versatile athlete. In 2014, he rushed 19 times for 105 yards and two touchdowns, and caught 16 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown. These numbers may not jump out of the paper, but that doesn’t mean that Veii is not a good player.
Veii’s decision to leave the Terps appears to be because of playing time concerns. There were likely to be two seniors ahead of him on the depth chart at running back: Wes Brown and Brandon Ross. There are also a bevy of talented receivers on the roster, so Veii would have a hard time cracking the lineup as much as he would like. It is definitely in his best interest to go to a program where he can get some serious playing time and not let his talents go to waste.