Meet Max Garcia
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: Max Garcia
Birthdate: Nov. 9, 1991
Hometown: Norcross, Ga.
Position: Offensive tackle
High School: Norcross High School
Senior statistics: 50 pancake blocks
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Three stars, No. 58 player in Georgia, No. 65 offensive tackle. Scout.com -- Three stars, No. 51 offensive tackle. ESPN.com -- Three stars, No. 52 offensive tackle, 77 rating.
Bench max: 330
40-yard dash: 5.1
Other schools considered: Clemson, N.C. State, Florida State, Wake Forest, Michigan State.
Favorite NFL player: Michael Vick
Favorite NFL team: Atlanta Falcons
Favorite all-time Terp: D.J. Adams, Vernon Davis
Favorite music: Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne
Favorite book: “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Favorite movie: “Remember the Titans”
Favorite TV show: “The Game”
Favorite food: Mexican and Puerto Rican food
Favorite high school class: Language arts
Favorite thing about College Park: “The atmosphere.”
Other high school sports: Track and field
Hobbies: “I just like listening to music and hanging out with my best friends and girlfriend, and going to the movies.”
Intended major: Broadcast journalism
Something that not many people know about you: “I’m half Mexican and half Puerto Rican.”
Best football moment: “Probably forcing a fumble on senior night. It was our last game of the season and the last game of my high school career. They were on our 23-yard line and I forced the fumble. We got the ball back and scored.”
Role model: “It would probably have to be my mother. She’s been independent since she got out of college when she was 22. She came to the United States with really nobody [she knew] here. She’s self-employed and really just established herself independently.”
Why Maryland? “It was the best fit because I had the best connection with the coaches, I really had a good relationship with [Terps offensive line coach Tom] Brattan, and I was about to receive early playing time. [Maryland also] has my major. It just had the right atmosphere that I need to really establish my career and get a lot of experience just being in the Baltimore-D.C. area. I can get that experience that I need for my career whenever I get out of football.”