Countdown: No. 10

Who is the number one prospect in the state of Alabama? Well, since André Smith of Birmingham Huffman is considered by some to be the top prospect in the nation, there's not much secret about him being number one in Alabama. But who are the others in the state's Top Ten High School Senior Football Prospects? BamaMag.com is counting them down. And while this is our opinion of the top ten prospects for February 2006, events of the next few months can alter the list.

We begin today with Number Ten. He is Terrell Zachery of Wadley High School.

Zachery, 6-1, 189, was his area Player of the Year and all-state as a junior. Although he plays wide receiver, running back, and defensive back in high school, he is considered a prospect as a wide receiver.

Scout.com ranks him a three-star prospect after a junior season in which he had 53 pass receptions for over 1,400 yards.

Zachery did not have an active summer on the college camp circuit, although he did attend one camp at Auburn. Within the past month he received a scholarship offer from Louisville, after having received offers from Alabama and Auburn earlier.

Zachery has always maintained a desire to play college football in the state of Alabama.

He said, "Auburn is recruiting me the hardest right now, but I wouldn't say they are my favorite. All the schools who have offered me are equal."

Zachery knows he'll see several college games in the fall, but hasn't given it much thought.

"I haven‚t talked to any of the coaches at Alabama or Auburn recently," he said. "I have not really thought of all the games I will attend this fall, but I know I will go to the Alabama-Auburn game. I will probably go to a few more Alabama and Auburn games."

Zachery will not make an early decision. He said, "I want to take a few official visits after my season before I decide."

Fall practice started this week in the state of Alabama. Wadley High School kicked off with two-a-days Monday, and they will go full pads for the first time Thursday.

"Practice has been going really good," said Zachery. "We started two-a-days Monday, and we practiced once Tuesday. We will have two-a-days Thursday and Friday this week. The team is looking really good."

BamaMag.com will continue its countdown to the number one football prospect in the state for the Class of 2006.


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