Meet the Recruit: Terps running back commitment Joe Riddle

Joe Riddle

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: Joe Riddle
Birthdate: Sept. 20, 1994
Birthplace: Olney
Hometown: Frederick
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
Position: Running back, returner
Nickname: None
High School: Linganore
Senior statistics: 917 yards and nine touchdowns on 111 carries, plus two catches for 46 yards and one TD in seven games


Rankings: Rivals.com -- Two-star prospect. Scout.com -- Two-star prospect, No. 144 safety. ESPN.com -- Two-star prospect, No. 121 running back, 74 rating. 247Sports.com -- Two-star prospect, No. 33 player in Maryland, No. 98 running back, 78 rating.
Bench max: 325
Squat: 410
Clean: 315
40-yard dash: 4.4
Runner-up: Cincinnati
Other schools considered: West Virginia, Pittsburgh, North Carolina State, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Rutgers
Favorite NFL player: Barry Sanders
Favorite NFL team: Baltimore Ravens
Favorite all-time Terp: Torrey Smith
Favorite music: Country -- Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw
Favorite movie: Friday Night Lights
Favorite TV show: Bill Dance Outdoors
Favorite food: Spaghetti
Favorite high school class: Team Sports – Football
Favorite thing about College Park: "I just like that it's real close to my home. And I like what they're doing with all the football facilities. It's all pretty new."
Other high school sports: Track
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting
Intended major: Undecided but considering sports medicine / athletic training
Best football moment: "Winning the state championship in 2009."
Role model: "My role model would probably be my coach's son. His name is Ricky Conner. We always just work out together. He always keeps me on track and focused. He's always helping me get better. We hang out all the time when he comes home from [West Virginia Wesleyan]. He plays slot receiver and punt returner."
Why Maryland? "Of all the places I went to, I really liked the coaching staff [at Maryland best]. They're very honest and they really know what they're talking about. They want to make you better as a person and a player."