Wide Receiver Prospect Says Auburn Leads

This high school senior, who is off to a strong start on the football, is interested in the Tigers.

Wadley, Ala.--With three senior wideouts to replace, the receiver is one of the main priorities for Auburn's 2006 signing class.

One of the state's top high school prospects at the position is aware of that and notes that the Tigers are his leader.

"Right now I would probably say Auburn is in front because they are recruiting me real hard right now," Wadley High's Terrell Zachery says.

The 6-1, 190-pounder took an unofficial visit to the Plains last the weekend to see Auburn defeat Mississippi State and says he came away impressed.

"We got down there about 9 o'clock and we registered and got something to eat," he says. "Then, we went on the field for the pre-game warmups and that was pretty nice.

"We went out on the field and got to talk to Coach Knox (receivers coach Greg Knox) and Coach (Tommy) Tuberville. We watched the game and then we went in the locker room at halftime. That was pretty nice, too, just listening to what the coaches were saying to the receivers."

Terrell Zachery

Zachery adds that while talking with the coaches they took the time to explain how important the receiver position is for this recruiting class. "They were just telling me that they were looking for receivers and they were going to need some receivers to come in and step up to the plate," he says.

He also notes that the coaches put forth extra effort to try and make him feel special. "I thought the best part was going down on the field for the warm-ups," he says. "I was the only recruit that was out there on the field while everybody else was on the sidelines watching and I thought that was pretty nice."

The prospect, who also notes that he was very impressed with the way the Tigers were passing the ball and the gameday atmosphere, has gotten his senior season off to a strong start.

"Right now we are 3-0 and we are ranked number one in the state in Class A and that is pretty nice," he notes. "Right now my stats are like nine receptions for like 222 yards and four or five touchdowns. I also have two punt returns for touchdowns."

Still, despite the strong start, Zachery says he knows he has plenty of work to do on his game. "I am just working on running my routes better, trying to get stronger and trying to get faster."

As for a time frame on making a choice between the Tigers and the Tide, Zachery explains that it could be coming before too long. "I probably will make my decision sometime soon, but I am not sure," he says.

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