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January 26, 2010

Meet Ian Evans

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: Ian Evans
Birthdate: Jan. 31, 1992
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Hometown: Atco, N.J.
Height: 6’2
Weight: 245
Position: Defensive end

High School: Hammonton (N.J.) High School
Senior statistics: 52 tackles, 17 sacks, seven quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles. 17 receptions for 360 yards and three touchdowns.
Rankings: -- Three stars, No. 25 player in New Jersey. -- Two stars, No. 127 defensive end. -- Three stars, No. 36 outside linebacker, 78 rating.
Bench max: 300
Runner-up: Syracuse
Other schools considered: Temple, Rutgers
Favorite NFL player: Chad Ochocinco
Favorite NFL team: Cincinnati Bengals
Favorite music: Kanye West, Incubus
Favorite book: “The Stranger” by Albert Camus
Favorite movie: “Forrest Gump”
Favorite TV show: “Two and a Half Men”
Favorite food: Macaroni and cheese
Favorite high school class: History
Favorite thing about College Park: “The campus.”
Other high school sports: Baseball
Hobbies: “I lift a lot, video games, hanging out with friends.”
Intended major: Criminal Justice
Something that not many people know about you: “I can dance. Like break dance and hip-hop.”
Best football moment: “Winning the state championship this year.”
Role model: “My friend’s father. He has always been there for me and is a real good guy [and has] real good values in life. I look up to him.”
Why Maryland? “I love the campus and love the team. The coaches are great and they are more concerned with my future than just the football part of it.”

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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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