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: Wes Brown
Birthdate: Oct. 12, 1993
Position: Running back
Nickname: Dark Knight, Squirrel
High School: Good Counsel
Senior statistics: 1,382 yards and 22 touchdowns on 158 carries. He also caught three passes for 40 yards
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Four-star prospect, No. 5 player in Maryland, No. 14 running back, No. 188 player nationally. Scout.com -- Four-star prospect, No. 11 running back. ESPN.com -- Three-star prospect, No. 11 player in Maryland, No. 28 running back, 78 rating. 247Sports.com -- Four-star prospect, No. 5 player in Maryland, No. 11 running back, No. 171 player nationally, 94 rating.
Bench max: 355
40-yard dash: 4.59
Runner-up: Vanderbilt or Miami
Other schools considered: None
Favorite NFL player: Ed Reed and Chad Johnson
Favorite NFL team: Ravens
Favorite all-time Terp: None
Favorite music: "Pretty much anybody. I like good music."
Favorite book: The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Favorite movie: Rush Hour 3
Favorite TV show: Family Guy or Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Favorite food: "Rice casserole that my mom makes."
Favorite high school class: Accounting
Favorite thing about College Park: "Being close to the family and my old neighborhood where I'm from."
Other high school sports: Lacrosse
Hobbies: "Basketball, playing NCAA, just chilling, watching movies -- cartoons, mainly."
Intended major: Business
Something that not many people know about you: "Most birds fly forward, but I'm not afraid to fly backward. I like to do things myself and lead instead of following others."
Best football moment: "Probably coming back off my injury and playing against Gonzaga the second time [senior season] and breaking a 93-yard to finish the game."
Role model: "Ed Reed because he was good at shying away from the media. I try to do the same. And he watches a lot of film. For me, school, football and family are really the only things I do. He likes to study film a lot to see what the quarterback is doing, how the ball comes out, just stuff like that."
Why Maryland? "Because my mom's close and it kind of helps everybody around me in saving money. I'd rather they spend money on gas than on plane tickets."