Meet L.A. Goree
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: Lorne Goree Jr.
Birthdate: Aug. 16, 1991
Birthplace: Washington DC
Position: Outside linebacker
High School: C.H. Flowers High School
Senior statistics: 90 tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown). Six catches for 140 yards and two scores.
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Three stars, No. 47 outside linebacker. Scout.com -- Three stars, No. 35 weakside linebacker.
Bench max: 275
40-yard dash: 4.58
Runner-up: West Virginia
Other schools considered: Illinois, East Carolina, Syracuse
Favorite NFL player: Troy Polamalu
Favorite NFL team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite all-time Terp: Domonique Foxworth
Favorite music: Jay-Z, Juelz Santana
Favorite book: Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter
Favorite movie: Drumline
Favorite TV show: Family Guy
Favorite food: Shrimp
Favorite high school class: Financial literacy
Favorite thing about College Park: “Proximity.”
Other high school sports: None
Hobbies: “I like to go out with friends, go to the mall or whatever, party.”
Intended major: Undecided
Something that not many people know about you: “Some people call me L-Boogie because I’m crazy and I like to party and stuff. Everybody calls me L-Boogie when I’m doing funny stuff or whatever.”
Best football moment: “In my first (junior) year at Flowers, it was the first game (against Bladensburg) and I caught an interception that turned the game around. And we won that game.”
Role model: “I guess it would have to be my father because he’s a very strong person on the inside. You’ll never see him sweat nothing.”
Why Maryland? “I think it was just that feeling mostly. I got a good vibe. When I went to other schools, I didn’t feel at home. When I was at Maryland, I felt like this was the place I needed to be and I like the area. I’m a Maryland boy.”