Talented Linebacker Shows His Stuff

Pelham's Nigel Terrell talks recruiting and about his performance at Sunday's Scout.com Elite Camp.

Pelham, Ala.-- Sunday in Tuscaloosa, Scout.com held an Southeast Elite Camp where talented linebacker prospects lined up to show their stuff.

While well-known prospects such as Auburn commitment Jake Holland, Theodore's C.J. Mosley, and Jawara White from Charles Henderson in Troy were all in attendance and proved worthy of their early praise, a player who showed he belongs in that group is Pelham's Nigel Terrell.

A 6-2, 210-pounder with speed and athleticism, Terrell was very fluid in drills as he showed the ability to change directions and close on the football. Currently holding just a few offers, Terrell says he's hoping his performance on Sunday gets him more attention down the road.

"There was a lot of competition out there," Terrell says. "They said there were players from all over the state, but there were a few people from Tennessee and Mississippi and Georgia.

"It's very nice to see where I stand," he adds. "There were some good players out there like C.J., Jawara, and some other players, but I got to compete against my teammates as well. I made friends with a lot of guys. It was fun."

Nigel Terrell works in drills on Sunday.

Currently holding offers from Kentucky, Southern Miss, and UAB, Terrell says that currently he's running track while also getting prepared for spring football practice. Pelham will play Jess Lanier in a spring jamboree on May 15 at Pelham.

In addition to those offers, Terrell is hearing from a lot of different schools and has taken visits to both Auburn and Alabama this spring. He says he's continued to stay in touch with the Auburn coaches since he had a chance to visit on junior day.

"I talk to them here or there," Terrell says. "I call Coach (Tommy) Thigpen and Coach (Ted) Roof now and again. I keep up with them. I also call Southern Miss and Kentucky because they are my offers."

Auburn is just one of the places that Terrell says he plans to camp at this coming summer. With a who's who of destinations following up his breakout performance on Sunday, it probably won't be long before Terrell is adding to his list of offers.

"I have a lot of camps that I plan on going to," Terrell says. "Coach (Chris) Davis has me going to Miami, Tennessee, Southern Miss, Georgia, Alabama, Auburn, and maybe a few others. They are one-day camps, not overnight."

As a junior, Terrell finished the season with 101 tackles, 65 coming on solos. He also had 14 tackles for a loss, two sacks, and one interception. That came in his first year at linebacker after he made the move from the wide receiver position.

Running track this spring, Terrell says his best time in the 100 meters is 11.1 seconds and he's currently ranked seventh in the state in the 200 meters.

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