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January 26, 2009

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
Hometown: Bowie
Nicknames: L.A.
Height: 6’2
Weight: 210
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.”

Click here for a recap of Goree’s 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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