"Coach Sherels offered me as a defensive back on Tuesday," Miami (Fla.) defensive back DeWayne Terry said to GopherDigest. "My other offers are California, App State, Army, Navy, North Carolina Central, Bowling Green and Louisville. So things are certainly starting to pick up here."
Minnesota had to offer Terry at seeing what kind of player he is, on and off the field.
"When I called coach Sherels, he said he wanted to offer me a scholarship off the bat and then he also talked about their University," Terry explained to GopherDigest. "He talked a lot about the opportunities there as a student-athlete and he asked me questions on where I see myself in four years and about my strengths and weaknesses on the field. He said the offer was based on the humility he saw and how I carried myself on my first day of practice at a new school. He liked that I came in on the first day and performed. I know a lot about Minnesota as I know that the University is in Minneapolis, which is a big city. I also liked how if you're interested in business there, you're going to succeed because of their business school. I like business a lot. Sherels told me that I would be able to take full advantage of the business opportunities there since there's such a variety of companies there."
Terry is humbled by his first Big Ten offer.
"I'm grateful and really am looking forward to visiting, and when I do, having a great experience there," Terry told GopherDigest. "Coach Sherels told me he'd get me in touch with the defensive back coach about visiting, so hopefully going to get the details very soon. I'm still just weighing all of my options though and I just really, really appreciate this opportunity from Minnesota."
The Gophers will have some competition for the Miami defensive back.
"I'm also hearing a lot from South Florida, Cal, App State, Louisville and Army too. I don't have any scheduled visits right now, but I plan on having an organized schedule for the summer. I'm also still in the process of making a camp schedule as well."