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January 24, 2009

Meet D.J. Adams

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: D’wayne Adams Jr.
Birthdate: Sept. 27, 1990
Birthplace: Atlanta
Hometown: Atlanta
Nicknames: D.J.
Height: 5’10
Weight: 212
Position: Running back
High School: Norcross (Ga.) High School
Senior statistics: 1,584 yards and 14 touchdowns on 257 carries
Rankings: -- Four stars, No. 29 running back, No. 22 player in Georgia. -- Three stars, No. 62 running back.
Bench max: 375
40-yard dash: 4.48
Runner-up: LSU
Other schools considered: Cal, Clemson, Notre Dame
Favorite NFL player: Brian Dawkins
Favorite NFL team: Baltimore Ravens
Favorite all-time Terp: Shawne Merriman
Favorite music: Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, Young Dro, Ludacris
Favorite book: Of Mice of Men by John Steinbeck
Favorite movie: Blue Streak
Favorite TV show: 24
Favorite food: Chinese food
Favorite high school class: Sociology
Favorite thing about College Park: “Just the people, the atmosphere.”
Other high school sports: None
Hobbies: Piano
Intended major: Journalism
Something that not many people know about you: “I have a sister that’s 13 years younger than me.”
Best football moment: “Probably my sophomore year scoring the winning touchdown in double overtime against Grayson.”
Role model: “Probably my grandfather because of his leadership and his commitment to family.”
Why Maryland? “It was just the best place for me both academically and athletically. The coaches were great. I met some of the players and everybody was great. It just feels like the place I want to be.”

Click here for a recap of Adams’ senior season.

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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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