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: Mike Madaras
Birthdate: Oct. 25, 1994
Height: 6-5 1/2
Position: Offensive tackle
High School: Good Counsel
Rankings: Rivals.com -- Three-star prospect, No. 9 player in Maryland, No. 39 offensive tackle. Scout.com -- Three-star prospect, No. 22 offensive guard. ESPN.com -- Four-star prospect, No. 4 player in Maryland, No. 20 offensive tackle, 80 rating. 247Sports.com -- Four-star prospect, No. 11 player in Maryland, No. 36 offensive tackle, 90 rating.
Bench max: 350
40-yard dash: 5.0
Runner-up: "Honestly, I have no clue. I don't even know."
Other schools considered: "I think at the end I had it down to Maryland, Stanford and West Virginia."
Favorite NFL player: Rob Gronkowski
Favorite NFL team: Washington Redskins
Favorite all-time Terp: Shawne Merriman
Favorite music: Rise Against
Favorite book: Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
Favorite movie: The Waterboy
Favorite TV show: Blue Mountain State
Favorite food: Macaroni and cheese
Favorite high school class: Literature
Favorite thing about College Park: "It's close to home."
Other high school sports: None
Hobbies: XBox, playing basketball in a rec league
Intended major: Mechanical enginereing
Something that not many people know about you: "I taught myself how to play guitar."
Best football moment: "This year winning the [Washington Catholic Athletic Conference] championship."
Role model: "My role model is my father because he coached me for seven years in youth football and he's pretty much taught me everything I know about life."
Why Maryland? "Maryland was the best choice for me because I got along really well with the offensive line coach. Honestly, it just felt right. I had a gut feeling that it was the right place for me."