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3-Star DT Tre Smith commits to Maryland football

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The Terrapins lock up another in-state prospect.

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Three-star defensive tackle Tre Smith has announced his commitment to Maryland football, adding another body to the defensive line for the 2020 class.

A product of Mountain Ridge High School in Frostburg, Maryland, Smith was under recruited similarly to former Maryland and current Detroit Lions running back Ty Johnson, but he selected the Terrapins over the likes of Old Dominion, Syracuse and Temple.

At 6’2, 285 pounds, Smith plays both defensive line and tight end, showing off a range of athletic talents. On the defensive end, his size and speed is what really separates him from the competition as he frequently bullies past offensive linemen and delivers some powerful hits on the quarterback. Similar to JUCO product Sam Okuayinonu from the 2019 recruiting class, look for Smith to refine his technique at the next level to improve his play.

Maryland was able to scout Smith during a team camp during the early summer, and head coach Mike Locksley personally extended an offer on June 21. Relationships between the new staff and Smith were able to grow with a return trip to College Park in late July for the recruit barbecue event.

Smith becomes the 17th commitment of the Terrapins’ 2020 class, and the sixth player from the state of Maryland. The incoming class currently ranks as No. 37 in the nation and No. 9 in the Big Ten.

With space rather limited in the 2020 class moving forward, look for the Maryland staff potentially filling final spots with high-ranking flip targets as the 2019 season progresses.