DeSoto junior receiver Darius Terrell was one of the more talked about prospects in the state of Texas this past season, helping the Eagles to the 11-5A district crown. The 6-3, 195-pound receiver has already received offers from Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Nebraska and Kansas, with more certainly to come.
"LSU and North Carolina are two teams that have told me that they were close to offering," he said. "Texas will probably offer soon as well, since my coaches told me I have been approved for an offer in February. They offer a lot of their class after signing day. I will be there for Junior Day on Feb. 8, so I am assuming that they will offer then."
LSU wide receivers coach D.J. McCarthy has been in contact with the DeSoto-native, hoping to reel him into town for one of the Tigers' upcoming Junior Days.
"I am thinking of getting down there with [2010 safety] Adrian White," he said. "He is one of my teammates and good friends, and LSU is looking at both of us. Coach Mac sent me some stuff in the mail about it, so I think we are going to check it out.
"My coach also gave me a paper the other day talking about getting that LSU offer," he added. "I am kind of out of the loop since I am playing basketball and I am not at the football field house everyday, because my coach handles all that stuff."
With no clear cut leaders and the unofficial visits beginning soon, Terrell has an idea of what he will be looking for in the programs he checks out.
"I want a team that has a big game offense," he said. "I also want a school that has a good tradition with good coaches. Academics are important as well, so that will be a factor. I also like teams that have had some success recently. LSU won the national championship last year, and those are the things I like."
While he has a handful of possible visits on his plate to take place in the near future, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound receiver may shut things down long before National Signing Day in 2010.
"I am in no rush, but if I find the place for me then I will commit then and there," Terrell said. "I am just looking for the best place for me. If I can find that at any point in the process, I will commit."
Terrell's talents were rewarded this past weekend when he was invited to participate in the junior combine at the Army All American game in San Antonio.
"I am really good at attacking the ball, and I am pretty physical, so that helped me get where I am," he said. "That is what separates me from the pack, and it showed at the combine. Those are the best of the best, and I felt like I held my own. It was great to see where I stacked up."
While at the combine, Terrell got his eye on a number of fellow Tiger recruits.
"I saw Connor Wood, and he looks really good," he said. "He is pretty big, and he has a great arm. I saw Lache [Seastrunk] and Trevon [Reed] as well. I know them pretty well already, and they are both great players. This should be a solid class next season."
Terrell wrapped up his junior season with 34 catches for 577 yards and six touchdowns.