High School sports

Meet the Recruit: Terps running back commitment Kenneth Goins Jr.

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: -- Two-star prospect. -- Three-star prospect, No. 107 running back. -- Three-star prospect, No. 17 player in Maryland, No. 90 outside linebacker, 77 rating. -- 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."