July 14, 2008
Rangy TX safety lists his favorites
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Garland (Texas) Naaman Forest safety Terrance Bullitt stands out on a football field. At 6-foot-3, 180 pounds, Bullitt has a basketball player's length and loads of range for a safety. He made his presence felt this weekend at the Texas State 7 on 7 Tournament and talked about how his summer has been progressing.
"I went to the Texas Tech camp but I didn't participate on June 8," Bullitt said on Friday. "I'm going to A&M's camp on Sunday. I've been working out twice a day with my brother Melvin who plays for the Colts. Me and him have been working out. In the morning we'll lift weights and in the evening we'll do running. It's been very beneficial."
His NFL bloodlines are nice, but the tips that his brother has been giving him this summer have been invaluable in his drive to improve.
"I'm working on speed and strength," he said. "We do football drills. I'm working on man coverage and trying to get that down better and that's about it, just trying to get better as a player."
Because of his frame and his size, Bullitt is a great candidate to grow into an outside linebacker at the next level and he is already getting plenty of experience inside the box for his high school team.
"For the team this year, I'm playing more outside linebacker than safety," he said. "But I'm more of a strong safety that can role down and play in the box. I can play free safety also. I like strong safety because you can try to get interceptions and still come up and try to make the tackle."
Most schools are recruiting Bullitt as a safety and he is gathering numerous options for his college future, including some very big-name programs.
"I have 15 offers from different schools," he said. "I'm hearing the most from Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Purdue and A&M is starting to send a few more letters but not a lot recently. My favorites right now I'd say are (Texas) Tech, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Arizona and A&M. But I'm still open to everyone."
At this point, Bullitt is keeping his options open with regards to his recruitment, but in the near future, he hopes to limit his list.
"Before the season starts, I'll have a top five that I visit but if I go on a visit and I like the school enough, I'll commit then."
Asked what he is looking for in a program, general feel and playing time are factors that rank high on Bullitt's list.
"I'm looking for somewhere that I'll feel at home, a winning program and I want to see how they do in the season," he said. "I don't want to go there if they're already loaded at safety and be a guy that doesn't get to play until my junior redshirt year. I may not get to play my ture freshman year, but I want a chance to compete buy my freshman redshirt year."
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