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January 21, 2010

Meet Nate Clarke

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: Nate Clarke
Birthdate: Sept. 12, 1992
Birthplace: College Park
Hometown: College Park
Height: 6’4
Weight: 290
Position: Defensive tackle or offensive tackle

High School: Archbishop Carroll (D.C.)
Senior statistics: 77, nine sacks, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, 18 pancake blocks.
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Four stars, No. 10 offensive guard, No. 2 player in D.C. Scout.com -- Three stars, No. 58 defensive tackle. ESPN.com -- No evaluation.
Bench max: 415
40-yard dash: 4.9
Runner-up: North Carolina
Other schools considered: Illinois and Kansas State
Favorite NFL player: Adrian Peterson
Favorite NFL team: Washington Redskins
Favorite all-time Terp: Shawne Merriman
Favorite music: Drake, Lil Wayne
Favorite book: “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston,
Favorite movie: “Superman”
Favorite TV show: “Family Guy”
Favorite food: Spaghetti
Favorite high school class: Trigonometry
Favorite thing about College Park: “The University of Maryland.”
Other high school sports: “I used to play basketball.”
Hobbies: Football
Intended major: Undecided
Something that not many people know about you: “I didn’t like football until I came to high school.”
Best football moment: “My game on my 16th birthday. The score was 69-0, and I had three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and four sacks.”
Role model: “My mother because she always keeps me focused and never stops doing what she is doing. She makes sure she stays on task and I do, too.”
Why Maryland? “Maryland was always home to me. So after meeting the coaches, and it just felt like home already, it was pretty much a fit. There’s an opportunity to start [early in my career], so that helped, too. And everybody just felt like family.”

Posted by Matt Bracken at 4:00 PM | | Comments (1)
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Comments

Great pick up by the Terps this guy , will be a good player for 4-5 years. Go Terps.

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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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