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January 21, 2008

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
Birthdate: 6/27/89
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Nicknames: Dark Man
Height: 6’2 1/2
Weight: 245
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
Runner-up: Illinois
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?"

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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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