4-Star WR Terrell Reese Chooses Cats

Arizona comes up huge tonight, nabbing verbal from Terrell Reese, the No. 1 prospect overall in the Central Texas region. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound wide receiver offers 6'10 high-jumping ability, 4.6-speed and can get downright physical (see Pflugerville Hendrickson-Taylor game; Reese recorded a not so shabby 14 tackles from the free safety position). Mulling over big-time offers from Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, Reese said ‘Zona stands tall...

"I just committed to Arizona tonight," an excited Terrell Reese said. "I was really impressed with the coaches, school, my visit – everything, really."

Mom and Dad wanted their superstar kid to stick closer to home. But Mr. And Mrs. Reese saw their son light up everytime Arizona came up in the family discussions pertaining to his list of options.

"I was telling my dad how much I liked Arizona," Reese revealed. "And, when the coaches visited the house, they were really impressed."

Mr. Reese would say afterward that the decision was all Terrell's and that he just thought in the end, his son should go where he wanted to go the most. And, after seeing the Zona coaches up close and personal, he was able see first-hand the reasons his son was sweeter on the Wildcats…

Sometimes the in-home visit can be the deal clincher and make no mistake it was large. Mike Stoops and Gang wowed the Reese family from Mom, Dad down to the sisters and brothers…

"Oh, Coach Stoops fired off a pretty good bullet," Mr. Reese shared as he chuckled. "He took advantage of his opportunity and I'd have to say that his presentation was very sharp."

Keep in mind Wildcat tight end coach Josh Heupel did a bang-up job in securing the Southwest Region No. 15 as well. Heupel's credentials as a player speak very well, obviously, but it was Coach Heupel deserving the credit, not his status as a former Oklahoma QB who led the Sooners to a national championship trophy in 2000…

"I knew Coach Hype won a national championship, but you would have never known it, because he talked about my ability, what I could do, and how he could help me," said the 4-star pass-catcher. "He's a real cool coach, was straightforward from the beginning and he was easy to get along with."

Reese went onto say he received a big confidence booster from "Coach Hype" when he came to his Hendrickson high school during the April-May Evaluation period, subsequently extending a verbal offer, which was immediately followed by an official offer letter.

Other key factors Reese cited were as follows: "The opportunity to play early", "a great education" and "a very good quarterback situation with Willie Tuitama being there".

What Zona gets is a multi-sport athlete who recorded two 6'10 high jumps as a sophomore and equally adept at utilizing those hops on the hardwood, recently winning a slam dunk contest to go along with a tournament MVP award (averaged 20 points, 10 boards, 4-5 blocks, a few steals and assists (against only 3-4 turnovers).

Senior Season Gridiron Stats: Those were eye-popping as well: 44 tackles, 2 TFL, 3 INTs, 2-3 PBUs, FF every other series only, defensively, plus 500 yards and 5 TDs as a wideout, logging a good 22 yards-per-grab.

After a sluggish start in the Lone Star State, Arizona reels in consecutive four-star commitments -- Reese a national 100-type prospect and Derke Robinson, a runing back hailing from Carrollton, Texas (Hebron high scool) –- giving the Cats a total of four from the State of Texas…


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