Talented Receiver Likes In-State Schools

This talented receiver talks about his two favorites and his plans for the summer.

Wadley, Ala.-–Athletic wide receiver Terrell Zachery has two favorites heading into the very important summer evaluation period and he tells Inside The Auburn Tigers that nobody else is even in the picture at the moment as it nears camp time around the country for college football programs.

"Really it's mostly Auburn and Alabama," Zachary says. "Those are my top two. I don't have any other offers that I know of at the moment. Auburn is real close to home and I like the offense. They are a good team. Alabama was my dream team growing up. I have always been an Alabama fan."

Terrell Zachery will be one of the top players in Alabama next season.

As a junior, the 6-1, 190 Zachery did everything for Wadley as they advanced to the semi-finals before losing to eventual state runner-up R.A. Hubbard. Playing mostly receiver but also seeing time at running back and defensive back, Zachery caught 53 passes for just over 1,400 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also added over 500 rushing yards and 10 more scores on the ground. To round things out he returned three punts for touchdowns despite being kicked to just nine times on the year.

Those numbers were good enough to earn All-State honors and be named the All-Area Player of the Year. Zachery says he had a good year, but he's hoping to improve on several areas before his senior year rolls around.

"I think I did pretty good," Zachary says. "I think it went pretty good, but I can definitely improve. I need to get strong and improve my speed."

Following the year he was selected to play in the first even junior All-Star game in Troy. Featuring many of Alabama's top players including Tim Hawthorne, Andre Smith and Bart Eddins, the game was a proving ground for many including Zachery. One of a few players from 1A schools, he says that he wanted to show what he could do against better competition in practice and in the game.

"The game went by real fast, but it was fun," Zachery says. "It was good to meet people just as good as I am from all over Alabama. None of the guys had heard of me before. I just had to go out and show them what I could do."

In addition to his exploits on the football field, Zachery is also a fantastic basketball player. Last season he played all five positions at some point for Wadley and averaged 24.7 points and 11 rebounds per game to earn second-team All-State honors in that sport as well.

Zachery says he plans to camp at several places this summer and has already made plans to camp at Alabama.

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