« Meet Eric Franklin | Main | Mackall shines at Offense-Defense Bowl »

January 5, 2009

Meet Isaiah Ross

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: Isaiah Ross
Birthdate: Jan. 24, 1991
Birthplace: Washington D.C.
Hometown: Mitchellville
Nicknames: None
Height: 6’2
Weight: 240
Position: LEO
High School: Eleanor Roosevelt
Senior statistics: 80 tackles, 12.5 sacks
Rankings: -- Three stars, No. 65 inside linebacker. -- Two stars, No. 72 middle linebacker.
40-yard dash: 4.7
Runner-up: Illinois
Other schools considered: Buffalo, NC State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse
Favorite NFL player: Terrell Owens
Favorite NFL team: Philadelphia Eagles
Favorite all-time Terp: E.J. Henderson
Favorite music: Lil Wayne, Backyard Band
Favorite book: The Bible
Favorite movie: Menace II Society
Favorite TV show: Martin
Favorite food: Soft tacos
Favorite high school class: Math
Favorite thing about College Park: “The campus and how big it is. I like big campuses.”
Other high school sports: Basketball
Hobbies: Pickup basketball, working out
Intended major: Business management or sports communication
Something that not many people know about you: “I guess I’m a funny dude.” (Click here for video evidence)
Best football moment: “When I made [The Washington Post’s] All-Met [team] and was [Prince George’s County] player of the year. That was huge for me.”
Role model: “I think my parents because they support me in everything I do. They’re strong willed, for as much as they’ve been through. There hasn’t ever been a time they broke down or haven’t come through. Everything thrown at them, they face it and make it through.”
Why Maryland? “[Because of the] family atmosphere, how I will be looking on the depth chart, it’s close to home and I feel comfortable with the coaching staff.”

Posted by Matt Bracken at 8:17 AM | | Comments (0)
Categories: Meet the recruit

Post a comment

All comments must be approved by the blog author. Please do not resubmit comments if they do not immediately appear. You are not required to use your full name when posting, but you should use a real e-mail address. Comments may be republished in print, but we will not publish your e-mail address. Our full Terms of Service are available here.

Please enter the letter "l" in the field below:
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.

High school recruiting database
Area high school commitments -- 2009
Area high school commitments -- 2008
Maryland's 2011 football commitments
Maryland's 2010 football recruiting class
Maryland's 2009 football recruiting class
Maryland's 2008 football recruiting class

Sign up for FREE local sports alerts
Get free Sun alerts sent to your mobile phone.*
Get free Baltimore Sun mobile alerts
Sign up for local sports text alerts

Returning user? Update preferences.
Sign up for more Sun text alerts
*Standard message and data rates apply. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.
Most Recent Comments

Buy Sports Tickets from the Baltimore Sun Store

Photo galleries
Blog updates
Recent updates to sports blogs  Subscribe to this feed
Charm City Current
Stay connected