Meet Nigel King
This is part of a series of 2011 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 2. All answers are provided by the featured player.
Name: Nigel King
Birthdate: Oct. 9, 1992
Birthplace: Raleigh, N.C.
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Position: Wide receiver
High School: Oak Ridge (N.C.) Military Academy
Senior statistics: 38 receptions for 732 yards and eight touchdowns
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Three stars, No. 46 wide receiver, No. 11 prospect in North Carolina. Scout.com -- Three stars, No. 100 wide receiver. ESPN.com -- Three stars, No. 47 wide receiver, 79 rating. 24-7 Sports -- Three stars, No. 58 wide receiver, 86 rating.
Bench max: 275
40-yard dash: 4.4
Runner-up: North Carolina
Other schools considered: LSU, West Virginia, South Carolina, Louisville, North Carolina State
Favorite NFL player: Larry Fitzgerald, Chad Ochocinco
Favorite NFL team: Washington Redskins
Favorite all-time Terp: Vernon Davis
Favorite music: Rick Ross
Favorite movie: "Next Friday"
Favorite TV show: "SportsCenter"
Favorite food: Fried chicken and macaroni and cheese
Favorite high school class: English
Favorite thing about College Park: "The location. That’s one of my favorite things, how it's right near Virginia and D.C."
Other high school sports: Basketball, track
Hobbies: "Being with my family. I used to play basketball whenever I had time, but I had to stop doing that because I didn't want to get hurt [for football]. I used to ride dirtbikes, too. And I like to go bowling."
Intended major: Broadcast journalism
Something that not many people know about you: “A lot of people don't know that I'm really close with [Wizards point guard] John Wall -- he's one of my good friends -- and Brandon Banks that plays for the Redskins. I've been friends with John Wall since middle school."
Best football moment: “[On] my birthday last year, I had 232 receiving yards, two touchdowns and one interception."
Role model: “My mom because she is a strong woman. She showed me how to be strong in life. Everything I've been through, she's helped me through it."
Why Maryland? “Mainly because it's been the most consistent coaching staff that's recruited me. They didn't stop recruiting me no matter what I did. When I came up to campus, I know they didn't have a good season last year, but that wasn't the biggest thing. It was just the coaches and the campus. My recruiting coach [Charles Bankins] left [for Vanderbilt], but [Terps wide receivers coach Lee] Hull stayed, so it worked out good for me. I've already met Coach [Randy] Edsall, and me and him are building a relationship already."