February 26, 2008
Two offers early for Allen defensive back
Allen, Texas cornerback Steven Terrell was a key piece of a 10-0 regular season for his high school team. Though the playoffs brought disappointment, Terrell's regular season production was enough to impress some college coaches and earn him two early offers.
"I got offered by Tulsa about two weeks ago or so," he said. "I got offered by Kansas after that and after Kansas, Vanderbilt called and said they'd be offering me soon. They said after they actually saw me, they were going to offer me too."
Along with Tulsa, Kansas and Vanderbilt, two more schools have shown Terrell heavy interest.
"I was talking to TCU and OU and I think TCU is gonna offer me," he said. "I think OU is going to come down in the spring and watch my spring game. They have to see me first. It's pretty much to see me in the spring and see that I'm really 5-10.5 they said."
With all of the college interest, it has been an exciting time for Terrell.
"I was pretty excited about all of the schools actually," he said. "Kansas that was pretty big because that was a BCS team and that's the Big 12. I'm a real big Big 12 fan. I've been getting mail from Virginia, Iowa, Mississippi State and Iowa State but those five (Kansas, Tulsa, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma and TCU) are the only coaches I've actually talked to."
The interest from OU has Williams excited even though he has grown up as a Longhorn fan.
"I was a Texas fan all my life and that was a dream school to be honest," he said. "But recently I've started to like OU too, so it's kind of weird I liked both of them."
The off-season for Terrell has involved some rehab due to a shoulder injury, but that shouldn't keep Terrell from competing this spring.
"I actually had surgery on my shoulder in December so I've been rehabbing that but I plan on going to the Nike camp in April," he said. "I'm sure I'll be fine by then."
As Terrell gets healthy he also plans on running track where he runs a sub 11-second 100.
As for his senior season, he has high expectations after a first round upset loss as a junior.
"I think we're going to have a real good team next year," he said. "Our defense will be a lot better. We basically have the exact same people coming back. I'm expecting big things."
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