Meet Desmond Kearse
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: Desmond Kearse
Birthdate: Feb. 7, 1992
Birthplace: Fort Myers, Fla.
Hometown: Fort Myers, Fla.
Position: Strong safety
High School: Dunbar High School
Senior statistics: 17 sacks, 78 tackles
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Three stars. Scout.com -- Three stars, No. 107 outside linebacker. ESPN.com -- Three stars, No. 57 defensive end, 78 rating.
Bench max: 235
40-yard dash: 4.49
Other schools considered: Western Kentucky, Florida Atlantic, Middle Tennessee State
Favorite NFL player: Jevon Kearse
Favorite NFL team: Kansas City Chiefs
Favorite all-time Terp: Shawne Merriman
Favorite music: Gucci Mane, Lil Boosie
Favorite book: "Sounder" by William H. Armstrong
Favorite movie: "Friday"
Favorite TV show: "The First 48"
Favorite food: Chicken
Favorite high school class: English
Other high school sports: Basketball, track
Hobbies: "Listening to music and playing the game."
Intended major: Undecided
Something that not many people know about you: "I'm a hard worker."
Best football moment: "When i got my first sack."
Role model: "Jevon [Kearse]. I've been watching him all my life, since [he was in] college. He's my cousin and I've been around him a lot and I like what he [does] and how he's been successful."
Why Maryland? "The education they have and the [defensive] package that I'm playing in -- how they got me at strong safety."