Maryland’s defensive backfield strengthened further Wednesday as three-star safety Treron Collins signed with the Terps.
Collins is coming north!!— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) February 6, 2019
Treron Collins [@Treroncollins]
Defensive Back | Fairburn, GA #LOCKedIn pic.twitter.com/UwUPCfkRcp
Collins, from Langston Hughes High School in Fairburn, Georgia, is the lone safety in the Maryland’s 2019 class at the moment, although the Terps are still waiting on an announcement from Florida native Cortez Andrews.
The 6’2, 190-pound Collins is a strong pickup for Maryland. The 75th-ranked safety in thisthe class (according to the 247Sports Composite) brings speed, strong coverage and powerful hitting to the Terps. Collins also ran track in high school in addition to playing football, turning in sub-12 second times in the 100 meter sprint. Though he will likely be a depth player this season, Collins could provide valuable coverage off the bench and in the future given his great speed and coverage skills.
Maryland faced stiff competition for Collins from Florida, Indiana, Ole Miss, West Virginia, Virginia Tech and others. Collins verbally committed to Maryland on Jan. 27 after an official visit that weekend, along with fellow Georgia defensive back Erwin Byrd and JuCo defensive end Sam Okuayinonu.