Meet Caleb Porzel
This is part of a series of 2009 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 4. All answers are provided by the featured player. Click here for previous entries in the series.
Name: Caleb Porzel
Birthdate: April 26, 1991
Position: Running back
High School: Good Counsel
Senior statistics: 1,152 yards and 16 touchdowns on 121 carries, nine catches for 81 yards and one score and two punt returns for touchdowns
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Four stars, No. 15 all-purpose back, No. 10 player in Maryland. Scout.com -- Four stars, No. 14 running back.
Bench max: 285
40-yard dash: 4.21
Other schools considered: West Virginia, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Syracuse, Richmond.
Favorite NFL player: Clinton Portis (current), Sean Taylor (former)
Favorite NFL team: Washington Redskins
Favorite all-time Terp: LaMont Jordan
Favorite music: Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane
Favorite book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Favorite movie: Friday Night Lights
Favorite TV show: Law and Order
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite high school class: Sign language
Favorite thing about College Park: “The campus and the people that are there. They’re just really cool. And I already made a whole bunch of friends there already.”
Other high school sports: Track and field (Porzel runs the 100, 200, 4x200 and 4x100).
Hobbies: “Listening to music, hanging out with friends.”
Intended major: Kinesiology and communications
Something that not many people know about you: “I’d say that I’m adopted. Not many people know about that.”
Best football moment: “I’d say my freshman year, I think it was our first home game at Wheaton. We were playing Georgetown Prep and I scored all four touchdowns and returned an interception 90-some yards”.
Role model: “I’d say [Good Counsel linebacker] Jelani [Jenkins]. Not only is he one of my best friends, but he’s also a role model to me because he’s got close to a 4.0 [grade-point average] almost every quarter, which is something I strive for. He’s someone I look up to.”
Why Maryland? “It’s just close to home and close for my family to come and watch me play without having to travel.”