Maryland football starts its season in 52 days. Until then, we’re profiling the entire roster.
Milan Collins, defensive back
Weight: 200 pounds
Year: Redshirt junior
High school: Bishop McNamara HS
Jersey No.: 6
How he got to College Park
Collins, a former three-star recruit, was rated the No. 79 ATH in the class of 2013 and the No. 26 player in Maryland that year. He played quarterback and safety at Bishop McNamara, and committed to Maryland in June of 2012. He fractured his ankle "horsing around" before his freshman year and was forced to redshirt the season. He hasn’t seen game action in the two seasons since.
Earning defensive scout team player of the week honors before the team’s 2015 season-opener against Richmond.
With cornerback Will Likely the team’s only returning starter in the secondary, Collins should finally see the field as a redshirt junior. He could see time at safety, and seems like a good candidate to get special teams work as well.
What a dream season would look like
Collins turns some heads in training camp and becomes one of the team’s top backups at safety. He also becomes a solid special teams contributor and sets himself up for an increased role as a senior.
Next in the series
Our next subject is an offensive lineman who made his first career start in 2015 against Iowa.