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: Albert Reid
Birthdate: July 28, 1994
Hometown: College Park
Height: 5-10 ½
Position: Running back
High School: Friendship Collegiate (D.C.)
Senior statistics: 225 carries for 1,705 yards, six catches for 39 yards, 17 total touchdowns
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Three-star prospect, No. 3 player in D.C., No. 56 running back. Scout.com -- Four-star prospect, No. 25 running back. ESPN.com -- Four-star prospect, No. 2 player in D.C., No. 27 running back, 79 rating. 247Sports.com -- Three-star prospect, No. 4 player in D.C., No. 84 athlete, 83 rating.
40-yard dash: 4.5
Other schools considered: Vanderbilt
Favorite NFL player: Ray Rice
Favorite NFL team: Baltimore Ravens
Favorite all-time Terp: Bruce Perry
Favorite music: Drake, Lil Wayne
Favorite book: Midnight ("It's about a boy who gets into trouble selling drugs but changes his life around.")
Favorite movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite TV show: Anything on BET
Favorite food: Chitlins
Favorite high school class: Math
Favorite thing about College Park: "I grew up in College Park. I've got a lot of family who live in College Park."
Hobbies: Playing football, going out with friends and family
Intended major: Mechanical engineering
Something that not many people know about you: "Nothing really. I don't really have any secrets or nothing."
Best football moment: "Winning the Pop Warner championship. I won two – one when I was 11 and one when I was 13."
Role model: "My role model would have to be either my father or [Friendship Collegiate] coach [Aazaar Abdul-Rahim]. My father because he's just always there, and some people don't have fathers. He'll be a role model. Coach Rahim would be a role model because he's not all about himself. He's about helping other kids get what they need. Everything he do, he do for somebody else. For Signing Day, ever since I've been at Friendship, he always says it's the happiest day of his life."
Why Maryland? "Maryland was the best choice for me because I wanted to major in mechanical engineering and they have one of the top engineering programs in the country. And I like the offense they'll be running. It's a multiple offense and you can do a lot of things in their offense. It's the hometown school, and I have a lot of family in this area. Some of my family members live in College Park. That was one reason. And just Maryland, period. Just being at Maryland."