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Meet Devonte Campbell

This is part of a series of 2008 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 6. All answers are provided by the featured player. Click here for previous entries in the series.

Name: Devonte Campbell

Birthdate: 6/27/89

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Nicknames: Dark Man

Height: 6’2 1/2

Weight: 245

Position: Tight end

High School: Forestville Military Academy

Prep School: Hargrave Military Academy

Senior statistics: 30 receptions for 1,000+ yards and 13 touchdowns

Bench max: 320

40-yard dash: 4.5

Runner-up: Illinois

Other scholarships offered: Tennessee, Georgia Tech

Favorite NFL player: Antonio Gates

Favorite NFL team: Washington Redskins

Favorite all-time Terp: Vernon Davis

Favorite music: Lil Wayne

Favorite book: Harry Potter

Favorite movie: White Chicks

Favorite TV show: Martin

Favorite food: Quesadillas

Favorite high school class: Gym

Favorite thing about College Park: “Probably the marble turtles, or maybe the big 'M' when you first come in.”

Other high school sports: Basketball

Hobbies: Sports, basketball, football, listening to music, lifting weights

Intended major: Business or Family Sciences

Something that not many people know about you: “My first year playing football was my junior year. I was more like a tackling dummy my sophomore year, but junior year was when I actually stepped on the field. I was on the team my sophomore year, but my first real playing experience was my junior year."

Best football moment: “My senior year homecoming I had 200 yards receiving in the game and we beat a team (Potomac) we hadn’t beat in about four years."

Role model: "Probably my coach, [Forestville] coach [Charles] Harley. He’s a father and role model for us on and off the field. As a coach, he gave me good perspective on how to play the game, and off the field I saw how he conducted himself. He was a positive male role model in my life during high school."

Why Maryland? “It fit me because I can play in front of my family. They were my reason for playing in high school. A lot of times I wanted to quit; I didn’t have the motivation. But thinking about them made me become better because of their belief [in me]. And I get homesick really easy and [Maryland] had everything right there, so why leave?"

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