Meet Desmond Kearse

This is part of a series of 2010 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 3. All answers are provided by the featured player.

Name: Desmond Kearse

Birthdate: Feb. 7, 1992

Birthplace: Fort Myers, Fla.

Hometown: Fort Myers, Fla.

Height: 6'2

Weight: 181

Position: Strong safetyHigh School: Dunbar High School

Senior statistics: 17 sacks, 78 tackles

Rankings: -- Three stars. -- Three stars, No. 107 outside linebacker. -- Three stars, No. 57 defensive end, 78 rating.

Bench max: 235

40-yard dash: 4.49

Other schools considered: Western Kentucky, Florida Atlantic, Middle Tennessee State

Favorite NFL player: Jevon Kearse

Favorite NFL team: Kansas City Chiefs

Favorite all-time Terp: Shawne Merriman

Favorite music: Gucci Mane, Lil Boosie

Favorite book: "Sounder" by William H. Armstrong

Favorite movie: "Friday"

Favorite TV show: "The First 48"

Favorite food: Chicken

Favorite high school class: English

Other high school sports: Basketball, track

Hobbies: "Listening to music and playing the game."

Intended major: Undecided

Something that not many people know about you: "I'm a hard worker."

Best football moment: "When i got my first sack."

Role model: "Jevon [Kearse]. I've been watching him all my life, since [he was in] college. He's my cousin and I've been around him a lot and I like what he [does] and how he's been successful."

Why Maryland? "The education they have and the [defensive] package that I'm playing in -- how they got me at strong safety."

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