DeSoto High School produces Division I football players year after year, but their crop for 2010 could be one of the best in recent memory. Headlining the Eagles on the offensive side of the ball is Darius Terrell. The talented wide receiver has already picked up four offers and is hearing from several other programs.
Wide receiver Darius Terrell doesn’t get much of an opportunity to shine in DeSoto’s run-oriented offense, but when the ball does come his way he makes the most of the opportunity. As only a sophomore, the 6-2, 195-pound Terrell averaged over 16 yards per catch on his way to earning Second Team All-District honors.
“We are predominately a run-first offense, but when they call my number I try to get the job done,” Terrell said.
Terrell may play in a run-first scheme, but he definitely isn’t flying under the radar as far as recruiting goes. He has already pulled in four offers and is hearing from several others.
“I have four offers,” Terrell said. “Kansas offered last spring. Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Nebraska all offered about a week ago.”
“I’m hearing from Texas. I talk to coach (Bruce) Chambers every week,” Terrell added. “I’ve been hearing from UCLA and Texas A&M as well.”
Terrell was busy this summer attending camps at both Texas and Oklahoma. He enjoyed both trips but admitted that both schools offer completely different atmospheres.
“I went to Oklahoma for and four-day camp and to Texas for a three-day camp,” Terrell said. “I enjoyed both camps. I got to meet all the coaches and my position coaches.”
“They are the same,” Terrell added when asked if either camp stood out more than the other. “They have two totally different atmospheres. Texas is in a big city and is more fast paced. Oklahoma is more laid back.”
Terrell had originally planned to attend Texas’ game against Arkansas this past weekend before it was postponed. However, he will attend that game on the 27th. He is also planning on taking in the Texas A&M game against Miami this weekend.
For Terrell, recruiting has just gotten underway, but he still knows what he will be looking for in the future.
“Academics really,” Terrell said when asked what would be the most important factor in recruiting. “I’m looking for the best fit. I want to go to the school that balances good academics with a good football program.”