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Where UB football stands in recruiting

As the University at Buffalo football team prepares for the 2019 season, the coaching staff is already assembling its 2020 recruiting class. UB has eight commitments heading into the Mid-American Conference football media day Tuesday at Ford Field in Detroit.

Here's a look at the recruits, whose commitments are nonbinding until they sign national letters of intent, either in December or in February.

Trey Blair

Position: RB

Height/weight: 5 feet, 11 inches, 185 pounds

School, hometown: Haverford, Havertown, Pa.

Worth noting: Blair will bring speed to the backfield; he's been timed in the 40-yard dash in the 4.4-4.5 range, and 247Sports ranks him as a three-star recruit.

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Trevor Borland

Position: Tight end

Height/weight: 6 feet, 3 inches, 225 pounds

School, hometown: Bolingbrook, Ill.

Worth noting: Borland was also recruited by college football programs as a defensive end, but will join the Bulls as a tight end. Borland's older brother, Tuf, is a junior linebacker at Ohio State, and his uncle, Brian, is UB's defensive coordinator.

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Casey Case

Position: QB

Height/weight: 6 feet, 6 inches, 195 pounds

School, hometown: Winter Park, Fla.

Worth noting: Case is a pro-style quarterback who picked UB over Fordham and Stetson. Case threw for 1,235 yards and 18 touchdowns and was intercepted eight times in 11 games in 2018.

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Deondre Doiron

Position: Offensive line

Height/weight: 6 feet, 5 inches, 281 pounds

School, hometown: Catholic Central, London, Ont.

Worth noting: Doiron is the first Canadian recruit to join the Bulls' 2020 class, and is ranked by CanadaFootballChat.com as one of Canada's top 100 prospects. Doiron will need to put on weight to play at the college level.

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Bryce Johnson-Maith

Position: DE

Height/weight: 6 feet, 5 inches, 200 pounds

School, hometown: St. Frances Academy, Baltimore

Worth noting: Johnson-Maith was UB's first commit in its 2020 recruiting class. 247Sports ranks Johnson-Maith as a three-star recruit and the No. 89 weak-side defensive end in the nation. Like Dorion, Johnson-Maith will focus on putting on weight in preparation to play college football.

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Lonnie Rice

Position: Safety

Height/weight: 6 feet, 185 pounds

School, hometown: Bishop McDevitt, Wyncote, Pa.

Worth noting: Another three-star recruit, Rice also plays quarterback at Bishop McDevitt, but anticipates he'll play at safety when he joins UB. Rice was also named to PennLive.com's All-Pennsylvania preseason high school football team.

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Samuel Todd

Position: Offensive line

Height/weight: 6 feet, 5 inches, 285 pounds

School, hometown: The Peddie School, Hightstown, N.J.

Worth noting: Todd is a versatile offensive lineman who played for the USA Football Under-16 team in the 2016 International Bowl. Originally from Berlin, Md., he transferred to the Peddie School before the 2018 season, and reclassified as a 2020 recruit.

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George Wolo

Position: Defensive line

Height/weight: 6 feet, 4 inches, 290 pounds

School, hometown: Good Counsel, Olney, Md.

Worth noting: Wolo was a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Capital Division All-Conference first-team selection in football. He's also a wrestler at Good Counsel.

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