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January 20, 2010

Meet Titus Till

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: Titus Till
Birthdate: May 26, 1992
Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska
Hometown: Upper Marlboro
Height: 6’3
Weight: 205
Position: Safety

High School: Wise High School
Senior statistics: 64 tackles (31 solos), four interceptions, two forced fumbles and one pass breakup
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Four stars, No. 158 player in the country, No. 3 player in Maryland, No. 11 safety. Scout.com -- Three stars, No. 91 safety. ESPN.com -- Three stars, No. 36 safety, 78 rating.
Bench max: 275
40-yard dash: 4.5
Other schools considered: Georgia Tech, Clemson, Boston College, Virginia
Favorite NFL player: Brett Favre
Favorite NFL team: Minnesota Vikings
Favorite all-time Terp: Shawne Merriman
Favorite music: Lil Wayne, Go-Go music (TOB and ABM)
Favorite book: “The Giver” by Lois Lowry
Favorite movie: “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”
Favorite TV show: “The Cleveland Show”
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite high school class: World History
Favorite thing about College Park: “I like how everything is so together -- all the football facilities and everything on the campus is nearby. It’s not very far. It’s within walking distance.”
Other high school sports: Basketball, track
Hobbies: “I play saxophone. And I play video games sometimes.”
Intended major: Undecided
Something that not many people know about you: “I guess that my older brother was a better athlete than I was. He was better at my age and he’s still a better athlete now. He had to go to a JUCO [in North Dakota] and he’s playing basketball right now.”
Best football moment: “Last year in the county semifinals against Roosevelt in double overtime. I had 14 tackles that game and a tackle for loss and caused a fumble against their quarterback on the 1-yard line.”
Role model: “My father because he is very laidback. He doesn’t get on me much, but he trusts me to make the right decisions. He stays off my back with sports and grades. I just like the way he’s laidback. At the same time, if I ever need him, he’s there for me. He’s a very loving father towards his family. He does everything he has to do to take care of us.”
Why Maryland? “Basically, they put out a lot of NFL prospects, coming out of [Maryland director of strength and conditioning coach Dwight] Galt’s system. He builds athletes. He builds great football players. That was one of the main reasons I wanted to come. My plan is going to the league, so coming to Maryland helps me in getting there. Also, it’s very close to where my family lives. All my friends can come see the games if they want to. They don’t have to drive very far if they want to catch a game.”

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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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