Arizona Athlete Reports on BYU Trip

Terrance Hooks was in Provo, Utah last weekend on an official visit to Brigham Young University. Total Blue Sports talked to the Tempe, Arizona running back star shortly after he got home from his visit. Hooks shared his thoughts on his visit to Happy Valley as well as his feelings going into next week's national letter of intent day.

Terrance Hooks made his trip to BYU's campus this past weekend and came away very impressed. "It was really nice," said Hooks, "Just top of the line with everything about their football program and their facilities. It was just really impressive."

While Hooks is a familiar name to BYU fans, Terrance Hooks is not related to the outstanding former BYU wide receiver, Margin Hooks.

Hooks is from Tempe, Arizona where he stars for Marcos de Niza high school playing running back where he scored 15 touchdowns while rushing for 1,140 yards this past year. He is 6'1, 210 and runs a 4.48 forty. Although he played primarily as a running back in high school, Hooks is being looked at primarily as a defensive back by the schools currently recruiting him.

Said Hooks: "Only Northern Arizona is telling me that they want me as a running back. Both BYU and UNLV want me as a defensive back and that's fine. My final decision won't come based on me wanting to play running back more than defensive back or whatever. I'm more than fine playing defense."

Hooks is vaguely familiar with Coach Bronco Mendenhall's 3-3-5 base scheme, but says that Mendenhall mentioned him playing linebacker more than defensive back if he came to BYU. "They sort of want me as a linebacker which is cool," said Hooks.

Hooks came away from BYU very impressed with Coach Mendenhall. "He's a great guy and a good coach," said Hooks. "He's very straight-forward and I liked him a lot."

Hooks is off to UNLV next weekend and then will make his decision after that.

"I just want to consider all of my options before deciding," Hooks informed TBS. "I'm not leaning any certain way or have a favorite. I just want to consider all my options and then decide. It may be just days before signing day until I decide, but we'll just have to see."


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