GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Torrey Smith was the Maryland offense's breakout star a year ago. OK, realistically he was the Terrapins' only true star on offense in 2009.
Nonetheless, who better to go ask about who might be the next relatively unheralded player who could make a difference for Maryland this season.
"I really think D.J. Adams, he's going to be a different type of back for us," Smith said. "He's a type of back we didn't have. He's that powerful back we didn't have. [Davin] Meggett's a little bit of both. Da'Rel [Scott]'s a speed guy. He's running harder than ever, too. But D.J.'s that old-school power back. We have all the talent and it's all different and no one's the same."
Adams offered up a glimmer of what he might do during Maryland's spring game, and Smith's right. At 5-foot-10 and 220 pounds, he's a flat-out bruiser --- the kind the Terps haven't had since Lance Ball.
As for some other possibilities? Smith mentioned quarterback Jamarr Robinson and slot receiver Ronnie Tyler. But he also mentioned a couple seniors, one of whom enjoyed a solid season last year and another whose most notable moment came nearly three years ago.
"Adrian [Cannon] had a good year last year, but he's going to be even better," Smith said. "And LaQuan Williams is back. LaQuan probably had the best summer of any receiver. He's bigger than ever. LaQuan's 6-1 and 200some pounds now."