One of the standouts at this past weekend's Shrine Bowl combine held in Winterville was South Brunswick (Southport, NC) defensive tackle Terrell Stanley. At 6-1, 255 pounds, Stanley looks chiseled and his dedication in the weight room is obvious.
As a junior he tallied better than 80 tackles and eight sacks and with his growth physically, college recruiters have started to take notice. Stanley talked with Pack Pride and gave us the latest on his scholarship offers.
"I just picked up an offer from State last week," he said. "I've also got offers from Arkansas, East Carolina and Duke. It feels good getting these offers and seeing my hard work in the weight room and in school paying off. Duke was my first offer."
In addition to those four, the rising senior has also attracted attention from UNC, Boston College, Wake Forest and Wisconsin among others.
The Pack was the most recent school to throw their name in the ring with an offer and Stanley talked about his latest scholarship.
"The coach for State (Jerry Petercuskie) came by and saw me. I had been up at State before but I weighed about 220 then and he said he could tell I had been working hard in the weight room so he said he was going to offer me."
With that offer, NC State finds itself in a three team race for Stanley's commitment. However, it's East Carolina that's leading the way currently. He talked about what stands out with each of his three favorites.
"Right now my top schools are East Carolina, Duke and NC State," said Stanley. "I would say my favorite is ECU. At ECU, I like their coaching staff. Some of their players seem like they would be great to be around. The way they said they work, I liked that, too.
"I like Duke because they have great academics and if you go there you can find just about any kind of job you want. And then with coach Cutcliffe, he's a great man and I like him too.
"I don't really know too much about NC State but I've been a fan since I was a little kid so that's always been the school I wanted to go to. The coach, coach Petercuskie, he's good and I like him a lot. I plan to go to camp at State on June 13."
In addition to NC State, Stanley said he plans to visit East Carolina, Duke and Arkansas this summer. He plans to major in sports medicine or business marketing and would like to make his decision sometime during his senior season. Stanley added that he would prefer to play his college football closer to home.
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