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
Height: 5'11 1/2
High School: Suitland
Senior statistics: 99 tackles, four interceptions. 11 receptions for 166 yards and two touchdowns.
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Three stars, No. 20 player in Maryland. Scout.com -- Two stars, No. 121 safety. ESPN.com 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."