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Meet the Recruit: Terps linebacker commitment Dallas Griffiths

By Matt Bracken

The Baltimore Sun

9:00 AM EST, January 21, 2012

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This is part of a series of 2012 Maryland football commitment Q&As leading up to Signing Day on Feb. 1. All answers are provided by the featured player.

Name: Dallas Griffiths
Birthdate: July 31, 1993
Birthplace: Tallahassee, Fla.
Hometown: Tallahassee, Fla.
Height: 6-2
Weight: 225
Position: Linebacker
Nickname: Griff
High School: North Florida Christian School
Senior statistics: 190 tackles

Rankings: Rivals.com -- Three-star prospect. Scout.com -- Two-star prospect. ESPN.com -- Three-star prospect, No. 30 inside linebacker, No. 120 player in Florida, 77 rating. 247Sports.com -- Two-star prospect, No. 65 inside linebacker, No. 248 player in Florida, 76 rating.
Bench max: 385
Squat: 585
Clean: 405
40-yard dash: 4.48
Runner-up: Liberty
Other schools considered: Central Florida, South Florida
Favorite NFL player: Brian Urlacher
Favorite NFL team: Dallas Cowboys
Favorite all-time Terp: Vernon Davis
Favorite music: Drake, George Strait, Lil Wayne
Favorite book: “Brian Piccolo: A Short Season” by Jeannie Morris

Favorite movie: The Dark Knight
Favorite TV show: King of Queens
Favorite food: Fried pork chops
Favorite high school class: Math
Favorite thing about College Park: “The fan base.”
Other high school sports: Used to play baseball
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, wakeboarding
Intended major: Business and finance
Something that not many people know about you: “I don’t really have any secrets.”
Best football moment: “I stopped a game-winning two-point conversion the last second of the game against Wakulla High School my junior year.”
Role model: “My brother just because I’ve seen what he’s done and what he’s gone through. He’s become a really good man. I try to model myself after him.”
Why Maryland? “Because I just felt like that what’s I wanted to do. Both my dad and my brother have played DI ball, and I wanted to do so as well.”