Pair of Eagles pick up LSU offers

The DeSoto High Eagles have one of the most impressive junior classes in East Texas, with Division I talent sprouting from a number of different positions. Wide receiver Darius Terrell was instrumental in leading DHS to the 11-5A district crown, and with that performance comes big news for the 6-3, 195-pound prospect by way of the LSU staff.

"Coach Mac came by school today and dropped off some more offers," Terrell said. "He is not allowed to see us yet, but he relayed the message to our coach in person. He gave both me and Evan Washington offers, and told him that he was excited to talk with us this weekend."


Terrell and Washington join fellow junior Adrian White as those offered by the Tigers. Yet, things might not stop there for the Eagles.


"Coach Porter just got Marcus Murphy's game tapes, and he said he would be taking a look at them and talk with him more on Junior Day," Terrell said. "The offense went through Murphy for the most part, but he is also the best cornerback on our team. I think the college coaches will probably be recruiting him as a defensive back."


Murphy, Brandon Forge and Byron Hudson will join Terrell, White and Washington this weekend as the teammates make the trek to Baton Rouge.


"I know I am really excited to get over there," Terrell said. "A few weeks ago coach Mac asked my coach for my film, and now he is coming to me with an offer. That felt pretty good, I have to admit. I am really ready to just talk with him and get to know him, because this weekend will be the first time that we are able to do that."


What sparked the 6-3, 195-pound receiver's attention in the Tigers?


"I have liked LSU growing up because of their tradition," Terrell said. "They have won a couple of National Championships recently, and that shows that they are consistent.


"I also like a team that can do big things on offense," added Terrell. "I see that they put receivers into the NFL and really just prepare everyone on their team for that next step, and that is one of the things I am looking for at the different colleges."


While the Bayou Bengals were the most recent team to offer, the Longhorns will take that title when they bring Terrell in for Junior Day in Austin on Feb. 8.


"Texas said that they were offering me at the Junior Day when they hand out their first wave of offers," Terrell said. "I will admit that the Longhorns were my team growing up, but everyone has been stressing to me that I need to look past that with my recruitment, and that is what I am going to do.


"I know Texas will offer, but the offer from LSU honestly puts them right there at the top with them, because I have some pretty strong interest in the two. I am going to look into a couple of schools and make my decision when I am comfortable."


Note: Terrell holds offers from Kansas, LSU, Nebraska, Texas Tech and Minnesota. Terrell was also invited to Oklahoma's Junior Day, but was unable to attend due to the SAT being held on the same weekend.


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