Meet Kenny Tate

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: Kenny Tate

Birthdate: 5/15/90

Hometown: Forestville

Nicknames: Six

Height: 6’4

Weight: 215

Position: Wide receiver

High School: DeMatha

Senior statistics: 32 receptions for 489 yards and six touchdowns

Rankings: -- Four stars, No. 23 wide receiver, No. 4 player in Maryland. -- Four stars, No. 16 wide receiver.

Bench max: 250

40-yard dash: 4.49

Runner-up: Illinois

Other scholarships offered: Penn State, Florida, Ohio State

Favorite NFL player: Randy Moss

Favorite NFL team: Dallas Cowboys

Favorite all-time Terp: Dennard Wilson

Favorite music: Aaliyah

Favorite book: Brian’s Song by William Blinn

Favorite movie: The Bodyguard

Favorite TV show: Scooby-Doo, Mickey Mouse, cartoons

Favorite food: Ribs

Favorite high school class: Sports Management

Favorite thing about College Park: “Chipotle. That’s the spot.”

Other high school sports: Basketball, Track

Hobbies: “I actually collect model cars.”

Intended major: Business

Something that not many people know about you: “At one point I didn’t like to be called Kenny, when I was younger.” (Tate’s given name is Kenneth)

Best football moment: “Winning a championship this year.”

Role model: “Probably my parents just because they work hard every day for me. I can’t even explain how much they do.”

Why Maryland? “One of course is that it’s close to home. Parents, family members and friends can come see me play. The football program is on the rise, academics are one of the best, so I can’t go wrong there.”

• Click here for video of Tate’s announcement.

• Click here for The Sun’s story on Tate’s commitment.

• Bonus quotes from Tate:

On Maryland’s strong in-state class: “I think that’s a good thing because most people like to get away, but when you’re in-state everybody knows you, you went to school with probably a lot of people that are going to attend the same school. All your friends are still there. Most of us know each other, played together or against each other, so it’s a good thing.”

On how it feels to make his commitment: “It feels great now. I wouldn’t say I’m glad it's over, but I’m glad I found a home.”

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