"Like Jarius, [Terrell] is really athletic," said Eastern Guilford assistant coach Kennedy Tinsley, who played linebacker for North Carolina from 2006-09. "He's really explosive, he's fast, he's smooth, he gets in and out of his cuts well. He's really good zone ‘back"
Pickett's and Morehead's careers paralleled each other early on. They teamed to help their middle school go undefeated and they played the first six games of the 2011 season on varsity before moving down to JV for development purposes.
While Morehead blossomed into a dangerous receiving threat, Pickett started at several different positions – running back, wide receiver, cornerback, and kick returner. Pickett ended the season with 260 yards and two scores on 72 rushes, 15 receptions for 209 yards, and averaged 35.46 yards on 11 kickoff returns.
Tinsley says Pickett will settle in as Eastern Guilford's featured running back this coming season.
East Carolina, UNC, and NC State are recruiting Pickett the hardest. He's also receiving interest from Charlotte and Tennessee.
"He's young, he has good film, and shows promise, but you just can't say ‘He's an offer right now,'" Tinsley said. "Next year is really his big year. To be where he wants to be, next year is really going to be the key."
Specifically, UNC has asked Pickett to return to its camp this summer.
"They said that Terrell is on the board, because he's a really good athlete," Tinsley said. "They are going to keep looking at him and try to determine where he fits."
Pickett says UNC and NC State are the two schools he's looking at the hardest.
"I like the in-state schools and I grew up a North Carolina fan," Pickett said.
UNC is the only school Pickett has visited. He camped at the school last summer and attended the UNC-Virginia Tech game last fall.
Pickett is also a part of Eastern Guilford's basketball and track-and-field games. As a sophomore, he averaged 15 points and eight rebounds on the hardwood.