Meet Devonte Campbell
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: Devonte Campbell
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Nicknames: Dark Man
Height: 6’2 1/2
Position: Tight end
High School: Forestville Military Academy
Prep School: Hargrave Military Academy
Senior statistics: 30 receptions for 1,000+ yards and 13 touchdowns
Bench max: 320
40-yard dash: 4.5
Other scholarships offered: Tennessee, Georgia Tech
Favorite NFL player: Antonio Gates
Favorite NFL team: Washington Redskins
Favorite all-time Terp: Vernon Davis
Favorite music: Lil Wayne
Favorite book: Harry Potter
Favorite movie: White Chicks
Favorite TV show: Martin
Favorite food: Quesadillas
Favorite high school class: Gym
Favorite thing about College Park: “Probably the marble turtles, or maybe the big 'M' when you first come in.”
Other high school sports: Basketball
Hobbies: Sports, basketball, football, listening to music, lifting weights
Intended major: Business or Family Sciences
Something that not many people know about you: “My first year playing football was my junior year. I was more like a tackling dummy my sophomore year, but junior year was when I actually stepped on the field. I was on the team my sophomore year, but my first real playing experience was my junior year."
Best football moment: “My senior year homecoming I had 200 yards receiving in the game and we beat a team (Potomac) we hadn’t beat in about four years."
Role model: "Probably my coach, [Forestville] coach [Charles] Harley. He’s a father and role model for us on and off the field. As a coach, he gave me good perspective on how to play the game, and off the field I saw how he conducted himself. He was a positive male role model in my life during high school."
Why Maryland? “It fit me because I can play in front of my family. They were my reason for playing in high school. A lot of times I wanted to quit; I didn’t have the motivation. But thinking about them made me become better because of their belief [in me]. And I get homesick really easy and [Maryland] had everything right there, so why leave?"