Meet Quinton Jefferson
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: Quinton Jefferson
Birthdate: March 31, 1993
Position: Defensive end
Nicknames: Q, Q-Jeff, Slim
High School: Woodland Hills
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Three stars, No. 25 player in Pennsylvania. Scout.com -- Three stars, No. 47 defensive end. ESPN.com -- Three stars, No. 40 defensive end, 78 rating. 24-7 Sports -- Three stars, 85 rating.
Bench max: 280
40-yard dash: 4.5
Runner-up: Cincinnati, Iowa
Other schools considered: Pittsburgh
Favorite NFL player: Julius Peppers
Favorite NFL team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite all-time Terp: LaMont Jordan
Favorite music: Kanye West, Jay-Z, Wale, J. Cole
Favorite book: "I like the comic book, 'The Wolverine.' (laughs)
Favorite movie: "Major Payne"
Favorite TV show: "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and "The George Lopez Show"
Favorite food: Taco salad
Favorite high school class: Lunch
Favorite thing about College Park: "It's a beautiful campus, and the players."
Other high school sports: Played basketball in the ninth grade
Hobbies: "Drawing, listening to music and hanging out with my friends."
Intended major: Undecided
Something that not many people know about you: “People don’t really know that I can draw.”
Best football moment: "When we played Steubenville (Ohio) in the valley. I jumped up to bat down this pass, and when I jumped, I did this helicopter flip and landed on my back. It was crazy."
Role model: “My granddad. I look up to him. He's always been giving me speeches and feeding me information."
Why Maryland? "I felt like it just fit me all around -- academically, on the field, and the whole culture. It's a very diverse place, and the campus is vibrant. It has everything I need in a college."