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Meet the Recruit: Terps wide receiver commitment Amba Etta-Tawo

By Matt Bracken

The Baltimore Sun

8:00 AM EST, January 13, 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: Amba Etta-Tawo
Birthdate: Nov. 10, 1993
Birthplace: Muscat, Oman
Hometown: Atlanta
Height: 6-3
Weight: 180
Position: Wide Receiver
Nickname: None
High School: McEachern High in Powder Springs, Ga.
Senior statistics: 58 receptions for 907 yards and six touchdowns

Rankings: Rivals.com – Three-star prospect. Scout.com – Two-star prospect, No. 189 wide receiver. ESPN.com – Three-star prospect, No. 100 player in Georgia, No. 133 wide receiver, 76 rating. 247Sports.com – Three-star prospect, No. 72 player in Georgia, No. 115 wide receiver, 84 rating.
Bench max: 275
Squat: 405
Clean: 260
40-yard dash: 4.4
Runner-up: Virginia
Other schools considered: Southern Mississippi, South Florida, Central Florida, Purdue, Illinois
Favorite NFL player: Roddy White
Favorite NFL team: Atlanta Falcons
Favorite all-time Terp: Darrius Heyward-Bey
Favorite music: Future, Lil Wayne, Drake
Favorite book: The Cat in the Hat
Favorite movie: Takers
Favorite TV show: Family Guy
Favorite food: Pizza
Favorite high school class: Gym
Favorite thing about College Park: “The city atmosphere.”
Other high school sports: Track
Hobbies: Playing the piano, drawing
Intended major: Mechanical engineering
Something that not many people know about you: “I play the piano. [I started] not too long [ago] -- just a year or two.”
Best football moment: “My sophomore year, catching two touchdowns. It was the season opener at the Georgia Dome.
Role model: “My mom just because of how strong she’s become. She raised all four of us. I have three brothers.”
Why Maryland? “I like the type of offense. It’s similar to the offense we run at my high school. And I see the potential for early playing time.”