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
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Va.
Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.
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
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.”