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January 29, 2010

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.
Height: 6'2
Weight: 181
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."

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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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