University of Maryland football coach Michael Locksley has announced that linebacker Keandre Jones and wide receiver Sean Savoy have joined the Terrapin football program. Jones, who is from Olney, Maryland, transfers in from Ohio State and has one year of eligibility remaining, while Savoy, a Washington, D.C. native, comes from Virginia Tech and has two years of eligibility remaining.
Jones, a 6-foot-2, 228-pound linebacker that attended nearby Good Counsel High School, played in 34 games during his three seasons at Ohio State. He played in all 14 games in both 2017 and 2018 when the Buckeyes won back-to-back Big Ten Conference championships.
Jones finished his Ohio State career with 29 total tackles, including 10 stops in 2018. He also registered 1.5 tackles-for-loss, a quarterback sack and one pass break-up. In a victory over No. 15 TCU, Jones blocked a punt that led to a safety. He totaled 15 tackles in 2017 and he played in five games during the 2016 season as a true freshman.
Savoy, a 5-foot-9, 192-pound wide receiver, was a two-time All-Met selection out of Woodrow Wilson High School. In two seasons at Virginia Tech, Savoy played in 21 games. He started all 12 contests as a freshman in 2017 and posted 454 receiving yards on 39 receptions. Savoy hauled in four receiving touchdowns and rushed for two more during his freshman campaign.
Savoy recorded a season-high nine receptions for a season-high 139 yards and one touchdown at Boston College in 2017. It marked the most receiving yards by a Virginia Tech true freshman since at least 1987 and earned Savoy ACC Rookie of the Week. Savoy played in nine games in 2018, posting 18 catches for 188 yards and two touchdowns.
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