Meet the Recruit: Terps cornerback commitment Isaac Goins

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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: Isaac Goins
Birthdate: Feb. 18, 1992
Birthplace: Oakland, Calif.
Hometown: Hercules, Calif.
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Position: Cornerback
High School: El Cerrito (Calif.) High

Junior college: Contra Costa College
Bench max: 315
Squat: 405
Clean: 315
40-yard dash: 4.5
Runner-up: Idaho
Other schools considered: New Mexico State, San Jose State
Favorite NFL player: Darrelle Revis
Favorite NFL team: St. Louis Rams
Favorite all-time Terp: Vernon Davis
Favorite music: Lupe Fiasco, Andre 3000, J. Cole
Favorite movie: The Wood
Favorite TV show: Everybody Hates Chris
Favorite food: Hamburger and fries
Favorite high school class: African-American Humanities
Favorite thing about College Park: “I haven’t really been around there too long, but I just like the campus itself. I haven’t really been around the town too much.”
Other high school sports: Track, Basketball
Hobbies: Collecting snapback hats, chilling, playing basketball, hanging out
Intended major: Business management or marketing
Something that not many people know about you: “I’m a humble guy. And I’m a religious guy.”
Best football moment: “My best football moment was in high school. [Pinole Valley] was on the 1-yard line, we were up three points, and all they had to do was get 1 yard to get a touchdown. They did play-action, I was at corner, I blitzed and the tight end was wide open. But I batted the pass down to end the game and everybody rushed the field. That was the championship game of the conference.”
Role model: “I would probably say this guy named John Smith because he does a thing [in the Bay Area] called Young Life – a Christian-based group that helps teenagers in high school to find their way to God and to be there for them so they won’t be on the street doing something bad. I was actually a counselor in August. That helped [strengthen] my belief in God.”
Why Maryland? “I just felt like it was the right place to go. I felt at home when I was there. It’s the best opportunity as far as playing football and getting a good degree. I like the coaching staff and I just felt like I was where I was supposed to be.”

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