Meet Darius Kilgo
This is part of a series of 2010 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 3. All answers are provided by the featured player.
Name: Darius Kilgo
Birthdate: Dec. 14, 1991
Birthplace: Matthews, N.C.
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Nicknames: Juice, Big Hoot
Position: Defensive tackle
High School: Weddington High School
Senior statistics: 67 tackles, four sacks and two forced fumbles
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Three stars. Scout.com -- Three stars, No. 55 offensive guard. ESPN.com -- Two stars, No. 110 defensive tackle, 74 rating.
Bench max: 365
40-yard dash: 5.0
Other schools considered: Tennessee, East Carolina, South Carolina, Michigan State
Favorite NFL player: Adrian Peterson
Favorite NFL team: Minnesota Vikings
Favorite all-time Terp: Kris Jenkins
Favorite music: Lil Wayne, Walka Flaka, Pastor Troy
Favorite book: “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson
Favorite movie: “The Hangover”
Favorite TV show: “Family Guy”
Favorite food: Spaghetti
Favorite high school class: English
Favorite thing about College Park: “Just the environment and the atmosphere, how they have that open strip in the middle of the school. I like that.”
Other high school sports: Basketball, winter track
Hobbies: “Play basketball, hang out with friends, play video games. Things like that.”
Intended major: Criminal justice
Something that not many people know about you: “I guess sing -- just for fun.”
Best football moment: “My head coach has a twin brother and we beat his team. There’s a trophy between them, too. That was pretty good.”
Role model: “I’d probably have to say my defensive line coach, just because he played in college and played Arena football. He knows what it takes to get there. He’s just been helping me throughout this whole process.”
Why Maryland? “Since Day One, they’ve been recruiting me nonstop. They were the first school to offer me. The more I talked to [Terps defensive line coach Dave] Sollazzo and [wide receivers coach Lee] Hull, the more they interested me. Also, Coach [Ralph] Friedgen came to my house and talked about a couple of things and how Maryland operates. Things like that just made me feel that Maryland was the perfect place for me to fit in. Coach Sollazzo was also saying how excited he was to coach me and there’s a chance to get playing time.”