Commitment Analysis: Terry Googer

South Carolina picked up a big commitment Friday when Terry Googer chose the Gamecocks over Miami and Ole Miss. What is South Carolina getting in Googer? Scout breaks down the new Gamecock here…

  • Prospect: Terry Googer
  • Hometown: College Park, Ga.
  • High School: Woodward Academy
  • Position: Tight End
  • Size: 6-3/212
  • Class: 2014
  • Ranking on Scout: No. 29 TE | No. 44 in Ga.
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  • Committed to: South Carolina over Miami and Ole Miss.

    Strengths

  • Athleticism
  • Hands
  • Versatility
  • Smarts

    Areas for Improvement

  • Strength/Blocking
  • Route-Running
  • Quickness

    Overall Summary

    Googer has spent a lot of time at quarterback during his first three years of high school. He has played there because he is the best athlete on the team and he understands the position. He will not play quarterback on the next level though, he will play wide receiver or tight end.

    Scout likes him most as a tight end/H-back and he could be very successful there. He is athletic, he has the frame to add substantial weight, he has great length, and he is a natural receiver. Googer is still on the thin side, but he is starting to develop some mass and he could easily get to 240 pounds down the road. He moves well, but he needs to work on his initial quickness off the ball and his ability to run better routes.

    His strengths are his hands, size/length, and his smarts. He knows the game, he has played numerous positions, and he is quick to pick things up. He just needs to settle in at his future position, work on the little things, then develop better quickness and muscle. He will always be more of a receiving threat who can create mismatches on the next level. He has deceptive speed with his long strides and he will catch anything within reach.

    Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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