Deciding to leave the college you originally committed to and signed with is never an easy decision. The decision becomes easier if you know you have no true shot of playing, but it is still tough.
One former Maryland Terrapins player is making that decision and seems he has found a new home.
According to College Football Talk, Jacquille Veii has decided to transfer from the FBS to the FCS for the 2015 season. This decision comes after Maryland’s spring practices where it was clear that Veii would be placed third on the depth chart at running back.
Veii was moved from wide receiver to running back after his true freshman season in 2013. He rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns on nineteen attempts last season and he will now take his skills to Towson University.
The Tigers have had success in recent years in the FCS. The team has made the playoffs two out of the last four years under coach Rob Ambrose and advanced to the National Championship game against North Dakota State in 2013. Veii will come in and immediately be a huge addition for the Tigers.
Because Veii is transferring to a lower level of football, he will be able to play immediately and will have two years of eligibility and a redshirt left to use. Here’s to hoping that Veii can jumpstart his career and be an impact player for his last few seasons.
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