Meet the Recruit: Terps running back commitment Kenneth Goins Jr.
By By Matt Bracken
The Baltimore Sun|
Jan 23, 2012 at 12:26 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: Kenneth Goins Jr. Birthdate: Jan. 25, 1994 Birthplace: Baltimore Hometown: Baltimore Height: 5-9 Weight: 215 Position: Running back Nickname: Kenny High School: Gilman Senior statistics: 290 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns. 15 sacks and 61 tackles.
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Two-star prospect. Scout.com -- Three-star prospect, No. 107 running back. ESPN.com -- Three-star prospect, No. 17 player in Maryland, No. 90 outside linebacker, 77 rating. 247Sports.com -- Three-star prospect, No. 21 player in Maryland, No. 53 running back, 84 rating. 40-yard dash: 4.6 Runner-up: Syracuse Other schools considered: Tulane Favorite NFL player: Arian Foster Favorite NFL team: Baltimore Ravens Favorite all-time Terp: Vernon Davis Favorite music: Drake, Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, TI Favorite book: Friday Night Lights Favorite movie: The Express Favorite TV show: Fresh Prince of Bel Air Favorite food: Chicken wings Favorite high school class: Math Favorite thing about College Park: "I just like the atmosphere there." Other high school sports: Track Hobbies: Play video games, hanging out with friends Intended major: Business or engineering Something that not many people know about you: "I'm a very nice guy. Whatever anyone asks me to do, I basically do it. It's pretty hard for me to say no, I guess." Best football moment: "I'd have to say our [MIAA A conference] championship game against Calvert Hall. In overtime I scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion to keep the game going. And then we eventually won." Role model: "A kid named Anthony Ferguson. He went to my school and graduated in 2010. He took me under his wing, made sure I did everything [right]. He was like an older brother to me. He just told me to keep pushing and never give up." Why Maryland? "I felt like I really connected with the coaches there. I feel like I fit into their program well."