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3-star safety Treron Collins commits to Maryland football

Mike Locksley and his staff bring in another Georgia defensive back.

NCAA Basketball: Loyola-Maryland at Maryland Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Three-star Georgia safety Treron Collins has committed to Maryland, as first reported by 247Sports on Sunday.

Collins held offers from a number of Power 5 schools such as Louisville, Tennessee and Virginia Tech, while also having a visit scheduled with Ole Miss next weekend. It is unclear if he still plans on taking that visit due to his commitment.

At 6’2 and 190 pounds, Collins is a solid pickup for Maryland at the safety position. His tape shows great coverage skills and route jumping, but also powerful hitting and the ability to break-up passes and force fumbles. He also ran track in high school, where his career included sprinting events such as the 100 and 200 meters and the long jump.

Collins, who hails from the same high school as current Terps wide receiver Sean Nelson, becomes the second defensive back to commit to Maryland from the state of Georgia, following three-star Erwin Byrd, who also visited College Park this weekend. New defensive backs Cory Robinson led the efforts to reconnect with Collins after he was offered by DJ Durkin’s staff back in 2017, and was able to close the deal.

Maryland’s class of 2019, which now holds 14 players and counting, has jumped up to 63rd in the nation after this weekend of recruiting.