Meet DeOnte Arnett
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: DeOnte Arnett
Birthdate: Dec. 10, 1991
Birthplace: Washington DC
Hometown: Capitol Heights
Position: Defensive end
High School: Forestville Military Academy
Senior statistics: 59 tackles, 13 sacks, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Four stars, No. 6 strongside defensive end, No. 93 player in the country, No. 2 player in Maryland. Scout.com -- Four stars, No. 22 defensive end.
Bench max: 305
40-yard dash: 4.8
Other schools considered: Georgia, Ohio State.
Favorite NFL player: Retired New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan
Favorite NFL team: Dallas Cowboys
Favorite music: Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Lupe Fiasco, Nas, Jay-Z
Favorite movie: The Dark Knight
Favorite TV show: SportsCenter
Favorite food: Chicken
Favorite high school class: World history
Favorite thing about College Park: “The location.”
Other high school sports: Swimming, track
Hobbies: “Playing video games, going to the movies, hanging out with other teammates.”
Intended major: Civil engineering
Something that not many people know about you: “Most people probably don’t know that I’m a [Prince George’s] County champion in swimming in the 100-meter freestyle.”
Best football moment: “Crab Bowl.” (Arnett was named Most Valuable Lineman at the Maryland Crab Bowl in December).
Role model: “Probably my mother because no matter what, she has always been a hard worker and she always reached her goals no matter what. Even though time may not be on her side, she wouldn’t let it deter her [in reaching her] goal.”
Why Maryland? “Number one, they have a great engineering program. Number two, their football program is phenomenal. There’s so much young talent. They’re short on defensive ends also, and it’s just a great, great school overall. I don’t know how better to explain it.”