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Profiles in Terpage: Milan Collins

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Our series continues with a player who will be looking to cement a starting job in 2016.

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Milan Collins, sophomore (RS), safety, No. 2

Stats:

Height: 6'0

Weight: 205

Collegiate stats: N/A

High school: Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Md.)

High school stats (Senior Year): 1500 passing yards, 500 rushing yards, 300 receiving yards, 15 touchdowns; 60 tackles

Composite recruiting rating: Three stars (.8354), No. 35 athlete, No. 26 player in maryland

Who Maryland beat: Boston College, NC State, Rutgers, Syracuse, West Virginia

High school highlights:

How'd He Get to College Park?

A Louisiana native, Collins's family was transplanted to the DC area after Hurricane Katrina. A quarterback/safety at Bishop McNamara (where Maryland also landed Damian Prince from), Collins committed to his new home team over offers from other Power 5 programs.

Collins fractured his ankle his freshman season while "horsing around" in a dorm, redshirting and missing the year. He did not see game action as a redshirt freshman last season.

Career Highlight:

Committing to Maryland.

Dream Season:

Collins breaks through in the safety rotation, setting himself up for a starting job next season.

2015 Prospectus:

Maryland's depth issues at the safety position are well-documented. Both starters (Anthony Nixon and A.J. Hendy) are seniors, and the Terrapins don't have a single underclassman at the position that they can feel terribly confident in for 2016. Collins may be as close as it gets -- he was pretty highly recruited out of high school, is an excellent athlete, and is older than some of the other candidates on the roster. With a strong season, he can secure his spot as a starter in 2016.

Up Next:

Our next player was the Gatorade Player of the Year in one of the nation's most fertile recruiting states as a junior.

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