Meet Devin Burns
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: Devin Burns
Birthdate: Sept. 1, 1992
Birthplace: Orlando, Fla.
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
High School: Carver High School in Columbus, Ga.
Senior statistics: 123 of 179 for 1,795 yards, 16 touchdowns and five interceptions. 541 yards rushing and five touchdowns on 76 carries
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Three stars, No. 80 player in Georgia. Scout.com -- Three stars, No. 55 quarterback. ESPN.com -- Three stars, No. 69 athlete, 77 rating.
Bench max: 230
40-yard dash: 4.49
Other schools considered: Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Mississippi State
Favorite NFL player: Michael Vick
Favorite NFL team: New Orleans Saints
Favorite all-time Terp: Shawne Merriman
Favorite music: Lil Wayne, Lil Boosie, Gucci Mane
Favorite book: The “Harry Potter” series
Favorite movie: “Friday”
Favorite TV show: “Fresh Prince of Bel Air”
Favorite food: Sweet potato casserole
Favorite high school class: English
Favorite thing about College Park: “The city itself.”
Other high school sports: Track
Hobbies: “Video games, I like to bowl in my free time, chill with friends, text.”
Intended major: Business, marketing
Something that not many people know about you: “I like cars -- fixing and working on cars.”
Best football moment: “It was my sophomore year back in Texas. I was playing receiver and I caught the game-tying touchdown pass with four seconds left on the clock.”
Role model: “My role model would probably be my dad. He grew up playing football through high school and college. I try to model [my life after] some things he does with his family and tries to do in life. He’s teaching me how to be a man.”
Why Maryland? “They have one of the best business schools in the nation. That definitely caught my eye ... because business is my major. Along with that, I felt love from the coaches and all the players on the team. They’re like another family. They’re all like brothers. Just the whole environment up there [is great] and it’s close to everything.”