Yesterday the Washington Post broke the story that longtime Ohio State wide receiver commit Taivon Jacobs was considering signing with his home state school, Maryland.
The story caught Buckeye fans off guard a bit, as Jacobs decided against taking an official visit to Maryland a few weeks back and it was thought that he was solid to OSU. That turned out not to be the case, as Jacobs just signed his letter of intent with the Terrapins and faxed it in to head coach Randy Edsall.
With news in the story that Jacobs has a young daughter that he wanted to be close to, coupled with the recent additions of Corey Smith and Dontre Wilson at wide receiver for Ohio State, maybe it shouldn't have come as such a surprise that the flip to stay home was made.
The departure of Jacobs now gives the Buckeyes 25 commits in the class of 2013, and although he is talented, it is not thought of as a huge loss considering the group Urban Meyer has put together.