Well, Torrey Smith is no longer at Maryland, he's now a star receiver for the Baltimore Ravens, but the Terps have a freshman wideout, Stefon Diggs, who has flashed the same type of explosiveness.
A five-star recruit out of Olney, Maryland, Diggs has a team-high 21 catches for 453 yards and ranks first in the ACC in receiving yards per game (75.5) among freshmen and fifth nationally. The freshman also ranks second in the ACC with 21.6 yards per catch, and is lethal in the return game.
"I think Torrey Smith was more of a straight line deep kind of guy," said NC State head coach Tom O'Brien. "Diggs does a good job in the punt return, kick return and screen game.
"He'll probably have the same impact as Sammy Watkins did on the league as a freshman a year ago, as far as a skilled freshman coming into the conference."
Diggs has really turned it on recently. On September 22nd, he had three catches for 113 yards and two scores against West Virginia and followed that effort up with a five-catch, 105-yard performance versus Wake Forest. Last week at Virginia he totaled four catches for 89 yards and returned the opening kick 100 yards for a touchdown, and in all three games he had at least one catch of 55-plus yards.
O'Brien knows that State has to account for him not only offensively but also on special teams.
"We're really concerned with him," said O'Brien. "You're going to have to kick the ball to him on kickoffs and punts because he's back there. He's the only guy back there so he's got to catch it, and we've got to do a great job in coverage."
Maryland looks to create "touches" for Diggs. Sometimes he will line up out wide or in the slot and he also will line up at tailback.
"They've expanded on [his role] in the last three weeks," said NC State defensive coordinator Mike Archer. "As he has become more involved and made more plays... he catches the ball on screens, they are using him in the run game... pitching it to him.
"They know he's very talented and are trying to utilize his skills."
"They play him in the backfield, in the inside slot, they play him outside, they play him all over on offense," added O'Brien. "Each week is a little different on how they try to do things so we've got to adjust and find where he is.
"The good thing for us, we played Miami, Florida State, who also have guys who are dynamic in the kicking game. I know our defensive coaches, they're hollering every day at practice pointing out where No. 1 is. He certainly has our attention."