Terps add JUCO defensive back

Finally, news about Maryland adding a player instead of losing one.

Junior college cornerback Isaac Goins has signed a national letter of intent to play for Maryland, the school announced on Wednesday. Goins spent the past two seasons at Contra Costa College in San Pablo, Calif. The 6-foot, 190-pound cornerback was a 2011 first team All-Bay Valley Conference choice after posting six interceptions.

In addition, Goins (pronounced GO-ins), who will have two years of eligibility with the Terps, was selected to the 2011 academic all-conference team.

“I’m happy that Isaac will be joining us,” coach Randy Edsall said in a prepared statement. “He possesses excellent coverage skills and plays the ball very well in the air. He’s also a good tackler. Isaac is a quality young man who is solid in the classroom, as well as on and off the field.”

As a freshman at Contra Costa, Goins started every game and posted 36 tackles, four interceptions and eight pass breakups. He played at El Cerrito High School, where he was a first team All- East Bay choice at wide receiver as a senior in 2009. He was also first team all-league (ACCAL) pick that season at defensive back and wideout. Goins will enroll for spring semester classes at Maryland in January.