Meet Javarie Johnson
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: Javarie Johnson
Birthdate: May 2, 1991
Birthplace: Washington D.C.
Hometown: Washington D.C.
Height: 6’3 ½
Position: Outside linebacker
High School: Dunbar (D.C.) High School
Senior statistics: 80 tackles, 13 sacks, 26 tackles for loss
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Four stars, No. 1 player in D.C., No. 17 outside linebacker. Scout.com -- Four stars, No. 16 outside linebacker. ESPN.com -- Four stars, No. 28 defensive end, 79 rating.
Bench max: 275
40-yard dash: 4.5
Other schools considered: Michigan, Michigan State, Miami
Favorite NFL player: James Harrison
Favorite NFL team: New York Jets
Favorite all-time Terp: Vernon Davis
Favorite music: Lil Wayne, Go-go music
Favorite movie: “White Chicks”
Favorite TV show: “SportsCenter”
Favorite food: Lasagna
Favorite high school class: Creative writing
Favorite thing about College Park: “The environment.”
Other high school sports: Track
Hobbies: “Chilling with friends, and in my spare time, play basketball, run track, lift, work out.”
Intended major: Kinesiology
Something that not many people know about you: “I think I’m really good at basketball. [Laughs]. But I don’t go playing basketball [a lot]. I think I’m kind of good.”
Best football moment: “Our 10th-grade year when we won the [city] championship. We beat H.D. Woodson.”
Role model: “Probably [Dunbar defensive line coach Ashaa] Cherry because I look up to him. He’s all positive.”
Why Maryland? “It’s closer to home, I like the defensive schemes they’re running and the coaches there are real cool, down-to-earth guys.”