Meet the Recruit: Terps wide receiver commitment Amba Etta-Tawo
January 13, 2012|By Matt Bracken | The Baltimore Sun
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: Amba Etta-Tawo Birthdate: Nov. 10, 1993 Birthplace: Muscat, Oman Hometown: Atlanta Height: 6-3 Weight: 180 Position: Wide Receiver Nickname: None High School: McEachern High in Powder Springs, Ga. Senior statistics: 58 receptions for 907 yards and six touchdowns
Rankings: Rivals.com – Three-star prospect. Scout.com – Two-star prospect, No. 189 wide receiver. ESPN.com – Three-star prospect, No. 100 player in Georgia, No. 133 wide receiver, 76 rating. 247Sports.com – Three-star prospect, No. 72 player in Georgia, No. 115 wide receiver, 84 rating. Bench max: 275 Squat: 405 Clean: 260 40-yard dash: 4.4 Runner-up: Virginia Other schools considered: Southern Mississippi, South Florida, Central Florida, Purdue, Illinois Favorite NFL player: Roddy White Favorite NFL team: Atlanta Falcons Favorite all-time Terp: Darrius Heyward-Bey Favorite music: Future, Lil Wayne, Drake Favorite book: The Cat in the Hat Favorite movie: Takers Favorite TV show: Family Guy Favorite food: Pizza Favorite high school class: Gym Favorite thing about College Park: “The city atmosphere.” Other high school sports: Track Hobbies: Playing the piano, drawing Intended major: Mechanical engineering Something that not many people know about you: “I play the piano. [I started] not too long [ago] -- just a year or two.” Best football moment: “My sophomore year, catching two touchdowns. It was the season opener at the Georgia Dome. Role model: “My mom just because of how strong she’s become. She raised all four of us. I have three brothers.” Why Maryland? “I like the type of offense. It’s similar to the offense we run at my high school. And I see the potential for early playing time.”