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Meet Isaiah Ross

This is part of a series of 2009 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 4. All answers are provided by the featured player. Click here for previous entries in the series.

Name: Isaiah Ross

Birthdate: Jan. 24, 1991

Birthplace: Washington D.C.

Hometown: Mitchellville

Nicknames: None

Height: 6’2

Weight: 240

Position: LEO

High School: Eleanor Roosevelt

Senior statistics: 80 tackles, 12.5 sacks

Rankings: Rivals.com -- Three stars, No. 65 inside linebacker. Scout.com -- Two stars, No. 72 middle linebacker.

40-yard dash: 4.7

Runner-up: Illinois

Other schools considered: Buffalo, NC State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse

Favorite NFL player: Terrell Owens

Favorite NFL team: Philadelphia Eagles

Favorite all-time Terp: E.J. Henderson

Favorite music: Lil Wayne, Backyard Band

Favorite book: The Bible

Favorite movie: Menace II Society

Favorite TV show: Martin

Favorite food: Soft tacos

Favorite high school class: Math

Favorite thing about College Park: “The campus and how big it is. I like big campuses.”

Other high school sports: Basketball

Hobbies: Pickup basketball, working out

Intended major: Business management or sports communication

Something that not many people know about you: “I guess I’m a funny dude.” (Click here for video evidence)

Best football moment: “When I made [The Washington Post’s] All-Met [team] and was [Prince George’s County] player of the year. That was huge for me.”

Role model: “I think my parents because they support me in everything I do. They’re strong willed, for as much as they’ve been through. There hasn’t ever been a time they broke down or haven’t come through. Everything thrown at them, they face it and make it through.”

Why Maryland? “[Because of the] family atmosphere, how I will be looking on the depth chart, it’s close to home and I feel comfortable with the coaching staff.”

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