Meet the Recruit: Terps running back commitment Wes Brown
January 31, 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: Wes Brown Birthdate: Oct. 12, 1993 Birthplace: Baltimore Hometown: Baltimore Height: 6-0 Weight: 205 Position: Running back Nickname: Dark Knight, Squirrel High School: Good Counsel Senior statistics: 1,382 yards and 22 touchdowns on 158 carries. He also caught three passes for 40 yards
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Four-star prospect, No. 5 player in Maryland, No. 14 running back, No. 188 player nationally. Scout.com -- Four-star prospect, No. 11 running back. ESPN.com -- Three-star prospect, No. 11 player in Maryland, No. 28 running back, 78 rating. 247Sports.com -- Four-star prospect, No. 5 player in Maryland, No. 11 running back, No. 171 player nationally, 94 rating. Bench max: 355 Squat: 515 Clean: 295 40-yard dash: 4.59 Runner-up: Vanderbilt or Miami Other schools considered: None Favorite NFL player: Ed Reed and Chad Johnson Favorite NFL team: Ravens Favorite all-time Terp: None Favorite music: "Pretty much anybody. I like good music." Favorite book: The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch Favorite movie: Rush Hour 3 Favorite TV show: Family Guy or Spartacus: Blood and Sand Favorite food: "Rice casserole that my mom makes." Favorite high school class: Accounting Favorite thing about College Park: "Being close to the family and my old neighborhood where I'm from."
Other high school sports: Lacrosse Hobbies: "Basketball, playing NCAA, just chilling, watching movies -- cartoons, mainly." Intended major: Business Something that not many people know about you: "Most birds fly forward, but I'm not afraid to fly backward. I like to do things myself and lead instead of following others." Best football moment: "Probably coming back off my injury and playing against Gonzaga the second time [senior season] and breaking a 93-yard to finish the game." Role model: "Ed Reed because he was good at shying away from the media. I try to do the same. And he watches a lot of film. For me, school, football and family are really the only things I do. He likes to study film a lot to see what the quarterback is doing, how the ball comes out, just stuff like that." Why Maryland? "Because my mom's close and it kind of helps everybody around me in saving money. I'd rather they spend money on gas than on plane tickets."