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: Alvin Hill
Birthdate: Jan. 28, 1994
Hometown: Carol City, Fla.
High School: Luella (Ga.)
Senior statistics: 45 tackles (20 solo), 11 pass breakups, four interceptions (including one returned for a 70-yard touchdown), 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack. On special teams, Hill recorded four kickoff returns for 116 yards and one touchdown, and three punt returns for 134 yards and one score.
Rankings: Rivals.com – Three-star prospect. Scout.com – Two-star prospect. ESPN.com – Two-star prospect, No. 86 cornerback, No. 122 player in Georgia, 74 rating. 247Sports.com – Three-star prospect, No 99 cornerback, No. 111 player in Georgia, 80 rating.
Bench max: 235
40-yard dash: 4.4
Runner-up: Georgia Tech
Other schools considered: Chattanooga
Favorite NFL player: Charles Woodson
Favorite NFL team: Miami Dolphins
Favorite all-time Terp: Vernon Davis
Favorite music: J. Cole, Andre 3000, Wale
Favorite book: “Holes” by Louis Sachar
Favorite movie: “The Matrix” trilogy
Favorite TV show: SportsCenter
Favorite food: Spaghetti
Favorite high school class: History
Favorite thing about College Park: “The feeling of it. It’s almost like a city area and there are lots of things you can do. It’s not too boring around there. There’s a lot of things to do around the city. It kind of reminds me of home, being a fast pace.”
Other high school sports: Track
Hobbies: Working out, playing video games, being with friends
Intended major: Biology
Something that not many people know about you: “I’m very analytical.”
Best football moment: “We were losing [to Newnan this season] and they were going to kick a field goal to seal the deal and I came and blocked the field goal.”
Role model: “Probably my brother because he’s a positive role model and he was pretty much my first football encounter.” (Hill’s brother plays at Virginia Tech)
Why Maryland? “It just seems like we both had a lot to offer each other. They were pretty much the first college that really came after me. They made me feel at home.”