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February 3, 2010

Meet Jeremiah 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: Jeremiah Johnson
Birthdate: Aug. 28, 1992
Birthplace: Washington D.C.
Hometown: District Heights
Nickname: JJ
Height: 5'11 1/2
Weight: 157
Position: Cornerback

High School: Suitland
Senior statistics: 99 tackles, four interceptions. 11 receptions for 166 yards and two touchdowns.
Rankings: -- Three stars, No. 20 player in Maryland. -- Two stars, No. 121 safety. Two stars, No. 78 cornerback, 74 rating.
Bench max: 235
40-yard dash: 4.46
Other schools considered: "Maryand was actually the only school that offered me."
Favorite NFL player: Darrelle Revis
Favorite NFL team: Washington Redskins
Favorite all-time Terp: E.J. Henderson
Favorite music: Kanye West, John Legend, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z
Favorite book: "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe
Favorite movie: "Good Burger"
Favorite TV channel: ESPN
Favorite food: Steak
Favorite high school class: History
Favorite thing about College Park: "The diversity."
Other high school sports: Track, baseball
Hobbies: "Besides working out, I guess hanging out with my girlfriend, going to the mall with some of my friends and going on the computer."
Intended major: "Undecided but leaning toward criminal justice or sports management."
Something that not many people know about you: "I still watch Saturday morning cartoons."
Best football moment: "This year when we played Flowers High School and we went to overtime. Our quarterback threw a pass into the end zone in overtime and it got tipped by literally five defenders and then fell into the hands of our receiver."
Role model: "I would probably have to say my parents because we've been through a lot as a family. Just seeing them still stick together through everything and always support one another and support me and my brother and my sister. I have to look up to that."
Why Maryland? "Maryland is the best choice for me because I know the whole metropolitan area pretty well. I've been a diehard Terrapins fan since I was little. I've always followed the team and [am excited] to have the opportunity to make the team better. I might have more motivation because some people might not be as familiar with the tradition. So it's just the perfect spot for me."

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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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