Meet the Recruit: Terps defensive line commitment Roman Braglio
By By Matt Bracken
The Baltimore Sun|
Jan 30, 2012 | 12:54 PM
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: Roman Braglio Birthdate: June 28, 1993 Birthplace: Woodstock, Md. Hometown: Woodstock, Md. Height: 6-4 Weight: 240 Position: Defensive end Nickname: None High School: McDonogh Senior statistics: 83 tackles and 16 sacks
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Three-star prospect, No. 16 player in Maryland. Scout.com -- Three-star prospect, No. 67 defensive end. ESPN.com -- Three-star prospect, No. 12 player in Maryland, No. 66 defensive end, 78 rating. 247Sports.com -- Three-star prospect, No. 23 player in Maryland, No. 56 strong-side defensive end, 83 rating. Bench max: 320 Squat: 500 Clean: 275 40-yard dash: 4.65 Runner-up: West Virginia Other schools considered: Penn State, Boston College, Virginia, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Rutgers Favorite NFL player: Jared Allen Favorite NFL team: Baltimore Ravens Favorite music: Country Favorite book: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway Favorite movie: Forrest Gump Favorite TV: Discovery Channel Favorite food: Steak Favorite high school class: History Favorite thing about College Park: "How everything is real close together. The stadium is in the middle of the [campus], and everything is kind of close together."
Other high school sports: Wrestling, Track (shot put) Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, working on cars Intended major: Business Something that not many people know about you: "The only thing I can think of was when I was really young, some of my dad's friends told him that their daughters were doing pageants. They told me I couldn't win a pageant. So my dad put me in a pageant and I won the whole thing. It was a bunch of little kids. There was a guys pageant and a girls pageant, and then a tournament-like coed final. I ended up winning between the guys and girls. I got a crown and bunch of trophies. I was so young, like 6, so I didn't talk or anything. I literally just walked around."
Best football moment: "I had an interception for a touchdown against Gonzaga, probably the first game of my senior year. That was a pretty big moment. First touchdown I ever scored." Role model: "My dad and my brother. My brother inspired me to play football. My dad started a business around the same time I was born. He's just a great father and role model for what I'd like to follow in my life." Why Maryland? "Maryland was the best choice for me because the coaching staff made me feel at home. I have a great relationship with coach [Greg] Gattuso, who coaches the defensive line. Coach [Randy] Edsall, I think, is a great coach. He did great things at UConn. I love the Maryland community. I also feel like I fit the type of defense they run. It's the same defense they run at my high school. I've succeeded in that defense and feel like I can do well in theirs."