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January 27, 2008

Meet Cody Blue

This is part of a series of 2008 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 6. All answers are provided by the featured player. Click here for previous entries in the series.

Name: Cody Blue
Birthdate: 1/31/90
Birthplace: Baltimore
Hometown: Columbia
Nicknames: None
Height: 6’5
Weight: 270
Position: Defensive tackle
High School: Wilde Lake
Senior statistics: 38 tackles and four sacks
Rankings: -- Two stars, No. 19 player in Maryland. -- Three stars, No. 64 DT.
Bench max: 290
40-yard dash: 5.0
Runner-up: Illinois
Other schools considered: Connecticut, Boston College, Virginia Tech
Favorite NFL player: Brian Urlacher
Favorite NFL team: Denver Broncos
Favorite all-time Terp: Shawne Merriman
Favorite music: Lil Wayne
Favorite book: Lord of the Rings
Favorite movie: The Last Samurai
Favorite TV show: True Life on MTV
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite high school class: Weight training
Favorite thing about College Park: “The coaches are cool, it’s a good campus and the people are cool.”
Other high school sports: Track and field (shot put)
Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, watching movies, talking on the phone, football
Intended major: Criminal Justice
Something that not many people know about you: “I’m not as scary as I look.”
Best football moment: “It was my first start on varsity and I was only a sophomore, so it was pretty cool because everyone else was older than me. I was the only sophomore on the field.”
Role model: “Probably my mom. She’s a strong person and she’s always been there.”
Why Maryland? “It’s a great team, a great staff and the school has all the support I need for when I start taking classes. It’s close to home and I’ll get the best education there.”

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About Matt Bracken

Matt Bracken was a lightly recruited football and tennis prospect out of East Lansing (Mich.) High School in 2001, but spurned all (nonexistent) scholarship offers to attend the University of Michigan. Matt graduated from UM in 2005, earned a master's degree in new media journalism from Northwestern University in 2006, and spent the first 11 months of his career as an online producer / videographer / blogger at the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson. He has worked at The Baltimore Sun since July 2007, where he currently serves as the deputy sports editor for digital.

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