May 28, 2008

Stock keeps rising for Texas corner

Offers are nothing new to Allen, Texas cornerback Steven Terrell. The 5-foot-11 176-pound defensive back has seen hordes of them come in this Spring. Recently, as Spring football came to a close, four more big ones were added to his list.

"It was a good weekend last weekend," Terrell said. "I picked up four offers: Arizona State, Wisconsin, Kansas State and Rice. I think I have ten right now.

"I know they're all pretty good. I know Wisconsin had a real good year last year and Arizona State, I know they're on the rise. I don't know much about Kansas State and I know Rice is trying to turn their program around and they have a new coach. I don't know much about those schools but I'm sure I'll talk to the coaches and learn more about them."

The talented Allen program played host to numerous college coaches throughout the Spring, so much so that at times it seemed like a virtual coach's convention.

"It was probably the most they've ever come to Allen," Terrell said. "At one of our scrimmages, our night practice, we practiced at 7:30 and there was about 30 coaches."

The added attention helped to pick up the intensity during the Spring.

"Everybody tried to work a little harder just because they knew college coaches were watching," he said. "Everybody gave everybody an extra boost."

Though he is not ready to name any finalists, three schools do stand out to Terrell but he hopes that more research this summer will help him with his decision.

"Texas A&M, Kansas and Louisville, those three stick out to me," he said. "I just need to start seeing these places. Once I start to see these places, I'll get a better feel to where I want to go. Now the only places I've been are TCU and OU. I've seen Baylor kind of. Once I visit these places I'll be able to narrow my list."

All three of his favorites, A&M, Louisville and Kansas are tentatively on his summer schedule for visits. When he does get to the campuses, there will be a few specifics he will keep in mind.

"I just want to feel comfortable with my environment," he said. "I want to like the coaches and the facilities obviously. I want to go somewhere that I can feel comfortable for four years. Depth chart and how much of a chance I'll have to play in the four years are important."

As schools continue to offer, Terrell is beginning to think about narrowing things down and making a decision.

"Hopefull I'm going to try to decide before the season but if I'm not comfortable I'll wait," he said. "I'd rather have it out of the way so I won't be distracted. We've got a big year coming up so I want to put all my effort into that."





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