Coming out of strong program, Guyer High (Tx.), Blake Terry already looks the part of a middle linebacker at 6-foot, 235-pounds. But Terry knows he has to keep working to fit into that role.
"I want to improve my speed and quickness," he said. "I played good this last season, but there is room for improvement to be the complete player I want to be," he continued.
Terry has 135 tackles last year in 15 games, along with three sacks and two forced fumbles. He was able to make those tackles because of his already high level of skill and his ability to read the field.
"I'm able to know where the ball is at all times. I am able to make a quick read off my key. My agility and speed getting to the ball are strengths," said Terry.
Terry felt comfortable with the Kentucky program because of his relationship with coach Larry Brinson, who was his recruiter, and also because of Joker Phillips.
"Coach Brinson was the one recruiting me and our relationship is good. I give him a ring a couple of times during the week just to catch up and see how things are going," he said.
"What made me choose Kentucky as my new home was the chance to play in the SEC and the look of determination that Coach (Joker) Phillips has," said Terry. "They also have a great coaching staff that welcomed me and made it feel like home away from home," he continued.
Terry had scholarship offers from Colorado State, Sam Houston State, University of Louisiana-Monroe and University of Texas-San Antonio. He was also receiving heavy interest from Oregon State, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Boise State, Colorado and Iowa among many others.
While Terry is solid with the Wildcats, he still may take his official visits.
"I have five official visits available. I think my parents still want me to take them all. If I do, it's not to change my decision with Kentucky," said Terry. "The visits are just to get out and see some of the campuses I wasn't able to drive to," said Terry.
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