True freshman defensive back Treron Collins leaves Maryland football

Andy Kwong

Just a day before the Maryland football team plays Nebraska, it was announced that true freshman defensive back Treron Collins has left the program.

Before his career in Maryland, Collins was rated a four-star recruit and the 31st best safety in the country by ESPN. He was ranked as a top-100 recruit from the state of Georgia by 247Sports. 

This season, Collins participated in games against Howard, Rutgers, and Purdue. According to 247Sports, he will finish the remainder of the semester to fulfill his academic requirements before transferring to a new school for his football career. Due to his redshirt status, he will continue to have four years of eligibility wherever he chooses to play next. 

He joins Ken Montgomery, a former four-star recruit, as the second freshman to transfer from Maryland. The Terrapins already lost a couple three-star prospects to decommitment from their 2020 recruiting class earlier this month.

Collins remains a talented prospect that should find a home with another team soon. The 6-foot-1 200-pound defensive back possesses ideal size and athleticism for his position that made him a player of high regard coming out of high school.

Head coach Mike Locksley and the Terrapins are trying to hold their football program together as it seems to be falling apart as a result of their struggles. The best thing that Locksley can do to convince his players and recruits to remain with the team is by winning the final two games on their schedule. Today, the Terrapins will attempt to snap their five-game losing streak as they host the 4-6 Nebraska Cornhuskers at 3:30 pm EST.