Anthony Nixon

Anthony Nixon (Rivals.com)

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: Anthony Nixon
Birthdate: Nov. 24, 1994
Birthplace: Pittsburgh
Hometown: Pittsburgh
Height: 6-1
Weight: 202
Position: Safety
Nickname: None
High School: Pittsburgh Central Catholic
Senior statistics: 30 catches for 11 touchdowns, 45 tackles (30 solo), seven pass breakups and three interceptions

Rankings: Rivals.com -- Three stars. Scout.com -- Three stars, No. 47 safety. ESPN.com -- Two stars, No. 58 player in Pennsylvania, No. 152 athlete, 74 rating. 247Sports.com -- Three stars, No. 36 player in Pennsylvania, No. 141 wide receiver, 82 rating.
40-yard dash: 4.5
Runner-up: Pittsburgh
Other schools considered: None
Favorite NFL player: Ryan Clark
Favorite NFL team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite music: Lil Wayne, Drake, Maroon 5, Green Day
Favorite book: The Odyssey by Homer
Favorite movie: Forrest Gump
Favorite TV show: Family Guy
Favorite food: Shrimp scampi
Favorite high school class: Trigonometry
Favorite thing about College Park: “How big it is. I like big campuses.”
Other high school sports: Track
Hobbies: PlayStation 3 and sleeping
Intended major: Undecided
Something that not many people know about you: “I like to play tricks on people a lot. … I’ll untie your shoe while you’re sitting there or … move someone’s books when they’re not looking.”
Best football moment: “If I had to pick anything, off the field it was my official visit to Maryland [because of] the people I was with and the experience I had.”
Role model: “I would say my mom’s a role model [because of] the way she perseveres through everything and stays positive through thick and thin.”
Why Maryland? “It seemed like I bonded with the coaches. I knew a few players down there, have a few friends that go there, and it’s pretty close to home. It’s not too far away.”