Meet Dexter McDougle
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: Dexter McDougle
Birthdate: April 8, 1991
Birthplace: Woodbridge, Va.
Hometown: Fredericksburg, Va.
Nicknames: Dexter Doogie
Position: Defensive back
High School: Stafford (Va.) Senior High School
Senior statistics: 97 tackles and six interceptions. 48 receptions for 885 yards and 11 touchdowns. 457 yards rushing and nine touchdowns on 76 carries.
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Three stars, No. 76 athlete. Scout.com -- Three stars, No. 63 safety.
Bench max: 240
40-yard dash: 4.5
Runner-up: South Carolina
Favorite NFL player: Hines Ward
Favorite NFL team: Baltimore Ravens
Favorite all-time Terp: Shawne Merriman
Favorite music: Lil Wayne, Jay-Z
Favorite movie: Friday
Favorite TV show: SportsCenter
Favorite food: Chicken
Favorite high school class: Weightlifting
Favorite thing about College Park: “There’s a lot of things to do. It’s in a big metropolitan area. I just like how it’s close to DC. Everything is bunched together and there’s always something to do.”
Other high school sports: Basketball
Hobbies: “I just like to chill with my friends.”
Intended major: Undecided
Something that not many people know about you: “I’m kind of quiet. I’m kind of shy at first, but then I open up.”
Best football moment: “Probably winning the Bell this year. It’s a rivalry game [with North Stafford] and we play for a big bell. I had about four touchdowns that game.”
Role model: “My father. He’s a hard worker and a dedicated man who cares about his family. He taught me a lot.”
Why Maryland? “They’ve got good academics, good facilities, a good football team and coaches who care about you as a person and not just as a player.”