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February 3, 2008

Meet Kerry Boykins

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: Kerry Boykins
Birthdate: 2/23/90
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Va.
Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.
Nicknames: KB
Height: 6’0
Weight: 195
Position: Wide receiver
High School: Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake, Va.
Senior statistics: 43 catches for 705 yards and nine touchdowns
Bench max: 350
40-yard dash: 4.5
Runner-up: Virginia
Other scholarships offered: UNC, NC State, UConn, Virginia Tech
Favorite NFL player: Anquan Boldin
Favorite NFL team: Cincinnati Bengals
Favorite all-time Terp: Shawne Merriman
Favorite music: 50 Cent, Kanye West
Favorite book: The Harry Potter series
Favorite movie: Gridiron Gang
Favorite TV show: SportsCenter
Favorite food: Fried chicken
Favorite high school class: Algebra
Favorite thing about College Park: “The fan support at the games. It’s crazy. Every game I went to was just so hyped.”
Other high school sports: Track (55 meter hurdles)
Hobbies: Video games
Intended major: Criminal Justice
Something that not many people know about you: “That I want to go into criminal justice. I want to be able to be a factor in making a difference. I want to be an FBI agent.”
Best football moment: “When we won the Eastern region championship game. We played the Salem Sun Devils from Virginia Beach. We won 17-9."
Role model: “My role model -- well, I look up to my mother the most because she’s a single parent and she’s just a strong woman.
Why Maryland? “Maryland was the first to ever start recruiting me and ever start talking to me when I was sophomore, I believe. They were recruiting me and just got my interest.”


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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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