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3-star defensive back Corey Coley Jr. signs with Maryland football

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The Terps add a lengthy defensive back to the Class of 2021.

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Maryland football has added a lengthy defensive back to its 2021 class, with three-star Corey Coley Jr. officially signing with the program Wednesday

Coley locks in his pledge to the Terps after committing back in July. He’s one of three members of this year’s class from Florida, joining tight end Weston Wolf and defensive end Darrell Jackson.

The defensive back originally was rumored to have committed to LSU late in 2019, but a pursuit led by defensive coordinator Jon Hoke and special teams coordinator George Helow early this year and subsequent offer in April lured him to College Park.

He tallied three interceptions, two passed defended, 32 tackles and 3.0 tackles for loss in his senior season at Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, spending time at both safety and cornerback for Conquerors.

The 6-foot-1, 170 lb. defensive back received a 0.8601 grade (as a safety) per the 24/7 Sports Composite, coming in at No. 62 at his position and the No. 810 player in his class. Coley’s combination of length and speed feeds into his ability as a ball-hawk, while also proving to be strong tackler in the secondary.

Coley is one of just two defensive backs in Maryland’s 2021 class as of now, joining fellow three-star recruit Dante Trader Jr. as the other player coming to the team at the position.