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Cornerback transfer D'Andre Payne glad to be back close to home at Maryland
Cornerback transfer D'Andre Payne glad to be back close to home at Maryland

Maryland cornerback D'Andre Payne is back home. A year after leaving H.D. Woodson High in Washington for Tennessee as a four-star prospect, Payne is starting his college career over as a Terp. The 5-9, 180-pound sophomore transferred in January. At least for now, Payne is a nonscholarship walk-on. That is likely to change, considering how well Payne has looked so far in spring practice, where he unofficially is among the leaders on defense in interceptions and pass breakups. "He's a quiet kid, you never notice when he's around but on the field he's been a monster," sophomore quarterback Shane Cockerille said after Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage....

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