Meet Ryan Donohue
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: Ryan Donohue
Birthdate: Dec. 2, 1990
Birthplace: Rockland County, N.Y.
Hometown: Stony Point, N.Y.
Position: Inside linebacker
High School: St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale, N.J.
Senior statistics: 135 tackles, one sack, one interception. 32 carries for 153 yards and three touchdowns. Six receptions for 53 yards and one touchdown.
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Three stars, No. 75 inside linebacker, No. 20 player in New Jersey. Scout.com -- Two stars, No. 60 middle linebacker.
Bench max: 330
40-yard dash: 4.6
Runner-up: Rutgers or Boston College
Other schools considered: Miami, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Penn State, Akron
Favorite NFL player: Ray Lewis
Favorite NFL team: Atlanta Falcons
Favorite all-time Terp: Shawne Merriman
Favorite music: Lil Wayne, Ludacris
Favorite book: Inside the Helmet: My Life as a Sunday Afternoon Warrior by Michael Strahan and Jay Glazer
Favorite movie: The Dark Knight
Favorite TV show: Hard Knocks on HBO
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite high school class: Sports medicine
Favorite thing about College Park: “I just like the whole environment. I’m from New York and the weather [in College Park] is a little bit nicer. It’s really clean and it just feels like family.”
Other high school sports: “Basketball for two years. Might throw shot put this year.”
Hobbies: Lifting weights, playing video games
Intended major: Kinesiology
Something that not many people know about you: “I have a strong interest in cars, quads, outdoor sports.”
Best football moment: “When we won the state championship this year.”
Role model: “My role model is probably Reggie Bush because he’s got all the fame and glory and all that money, but he does all that charity work in New Orleans and a lot of people don’t know that about him.”
Why Maryland? “I went to visit a lot of schools and spent a lot of time at camps. They all tried to sell their schools, but I felt like all the other schools [besides Maryland] were fake. [The Maryland coaches] just told me what I would do. It felt like a family; a family away from home.”