Four-star WR excited about Louisville offer

Terdema Ussery, a four-star wide receiver from Texas, is considered one of the Top 20 prospects in the Dallas area. Ussery – who already holds an offer from Stanford – is a big-target on Louisville's 2009 radar. Ussery spoke with InsideTheVille.com about Louisville's offer and his interest in the Cardinals. Will he visit soon?

Terdema Ussery, a four-star wide receiver from Texas, is considered one of the Top 20 prospect in the Dallas area. Ussery – who already holds an offer from Stanford – is a big-target on Louisville's 2009 radar.

"I'm really interested in (Louisville) and getting the offer was cool," Ussery said. "I received some mail from them and I've talked to them a few times. My coach told me they offered and I was really excited. I've talked to their recruiting coordinator and they want me to come up and visit soon. I'm going to try to get up for their junior day. I know it's coming up soon."

Ussery, whose father is the president of the Dallas Mavericks, gets high praise from his high school coach both on the field and off.

"He's a hard worker," said Bart Epperson, Ussery's high school coach. "He ran a 4.47 a month ago. He just attended the FBU Football University - it was an invite only for the Top 100 players in the region. He's got great speed and explosion and he can jump out of the gym. He's a decathlete and he made the junior Olympic team. We ended up winning the state championship in our league and he was a big contributor with his catches. He's an unbelievable kid."

Ussery missed three games as junior with an ankle injury but managed 29 receptions for 431 yards and five touchdowns for a 14.9 yards per catch average in eight games.

"He's already been offered by Stanford and (Louisville) and he's going to Notre Dame's junior day February 24, which he'll probably get offered there," Epperson said. "He's getting pounded with recruiting (interest)."

Ussery said he's going to enjoy the recruiting process and take his time - and several visits - before making his college decision. The 6'4, 195-pound standout knows what's important to him in a college.

"Academics definitely – graduation rates," Ussery said. "I want to graduate from college. And what kind of team and players they put out. I think every wide receiver wants to play for a west coast spread (offense)."


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