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January 18, 2010

Meet Mario Rowson

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: Mario Rowson
Birthdate: Feb. 8, 1992
Birthplace: Norfolk, Va.
Hometown: Norfolk, Va.
Height: 6’3 ½
Weight: 190
Position: Cornerback

High School: Lake Taylor High School
Senior statistics: Seven interception, eight touchdown receptions
Rankings: -- Three stars, No. 25 player in Virginia, No. 68 safety. -- Two stars, No. 155 safety. -- Two stars, No. 157 safety, 73 rating.
Bench max: 240
40-yard dash: 4.4
Other schools considered: Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Virginia, Penn State
Favorite NFL player: Ed Reed
Favorite NFL team: St. Louis Rams
Favorite music: Young Jeezy
Favorite movie: “Friday After Next”
Favorite TV show: “Family Guy”
Favorite food: Philly cheese steak
Favorite high school class: Chemistry
Favorite thing about College Park: “It’s like a family around there.”
Other high school sports: Basketball, track
Hobbies: “Sports, really. That’s about it. And just chilling with friends.”
Intended major: Undecided
Something that not many people know about you: “I just like to have fun, joke around and have fun."
Best football moment: “Even though it was a loss in the championship, it was a big [57-yard] catch in the game that set up our first touchdown.”
Role model: “My two cousins because they try to keep me on the right path and show me the right things to do in life.”
Why Maryland? “Because it’s all about the education. All the other schools talked about was how good their program is. But Maryland talked about education. Also, the defense that they run, the man-to-man, press coverage. We run the same thing in high school, so I think I’ll fit right in with that.”

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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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