"It's a great move for Maryland as far as the football program goes. No matter what, we were going to have to compete. It will bring an edge to the Big 10 that they didn't have before - lots of Maryland guys can run, and the Big 10 isn't known for being exceptionally fast. I think we can win the Big 10."
That is a bold statement, but the Terps shouldn't be overlooked as Coach Edsall and Company has upped the ante when it comes to recruiting, pulling in a lot more high caliber local talent than in recent years. The Terps landed top recruits in Stefon Diggs and Wes Brown last year and this year they have Derwin Gray. Not too bad. And being close to his home is an added plus.
Collins official visit to Maryland was more focused on academics and team bonding.
"We ate meals with the team, went to meetings, and went to the game against Florida State," where he soaked up some pre-game knowledge. "I met a lot of people before the game who told me great things about the school."
Collins plans to major in kinesiology, and says Maryland has one of the top programs in the country. "They have a direct connection to John Hopkins too," he added. "I met Michael who runs academic support for the players and he's a great guy."
Edited by Kristen Kenney