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Oseh Saine could be a versatile option for Maryland football in 2017

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Profiles in Terpage moves to a redshirt sophomore who can switch between defensive end and defensive tackle.

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Profiles in Terpage is back for 2017. Last week, we focused on the offensive line; this week, we’re flipping sides of the ball and looking at the defensive line.

Oseh Saine, DL, No. 93

Height: 6’2
Weight: 300 lbs.
Year: Redshirt sophomore
Hometown: Worcester, Massachusetts
High school: Lincoln/Worcester Academy (post-grad)

How he got to College Park

Saine originally committed to hometown Boston College as a member of the Eagles’ Class of 2014, but ended up spending one year in post-grad school and eventually signing with Maryland in the Class of 2015. During that season at Worcester Academy, Saine recorded 11 tackles for loss and seven sacks in only three games. He was rated the No. 71 strong-side defensive end and No. 9 overall prospect in Massachusetts, per the 247Sports Composite rankings.

After sitting out his first year in College Park, Saine appeared in six games in his redshirt freshman season, racking up five tackles and half a sack. We haven’t seen him in extended action yet, but he was a tackling machine in his pre-College Park days, and could eventually regain that form as a Terp.

2017 prospectus

While Maryland has a lot of bodies on the defensive line, few have proven that they’re worthy of more than just rotational snaps once the games start counting. As is the case, Saine will likely see time in the rotation at strong-side defensive end, and maybe even kick inside to defensive tackle on passing downs to give the Terps some extra push up the middle.

Dream season

Saine earns extended time in the defensive line rotation and sees the field quite a bit. He builds on his six appearances last year, stuffs a few runs and records a few sacks en route to setting himself up for a bigger—potentially starting—role in 2018.

Up next

Defensive line week ends with a Terp who’s from Delaware, played high school football in Maryland and signed his National Letter of Intent in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania.

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