A Whole New Level Of Training

Terrence Bullitt is in the weight room Monday through Thursday in the mornings, doing heavier lifting than he's ever done before. Then in afternoons, the standout safety from Garland, Texas is running hills, sprinting through tires and sometimes with a parachute.

Welcome to preparation for NFL camp.

Terrence Bullitt's older brother Melvin is back home for a few weeks, and he is preparing for his second season with the Indianapolis Colts. Terrance has been right by his brother's side.

"I'm sore," Bullitt said with a laugh.

"It's by far the hardest workout I've ever done. I'm using a lot more heavier weight on reps than I'm used to. My goal is to be about 185 to 188 pounds by next season."

The 6-foot-3 Bullitt played his junior season at Naaman Forest High last season weighing in at 170 pounds. He used his 4.55 second speed in the 40-yard dash to rack up 95 tackles, break up nine passes, intercept another, force two fumbles, and recover two more. He was named Second Team All-District after helping his team go 9-3 and advance to the second round of the state playoffs, the furthest in program history.

In the process, Bullitt has racked up 13 scholarship offers with the most recent one coming from Iowa State. Others programs that have stepped to the table are Notre Dame, Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, Texas Tech, Louisville, SMU and Rice.

"I don't really have one out in front," Bullitt began of his favorites, "but I have a top six I'm considering hard. But I'm still going to be open until I set up my official visits. It's not in any order, but it's Arizona, Notre Dame, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, and Wisconsin."

Texas A&M, where his brother and father both played ball, have not offered.

"They're starting to send more mail," Bullitt said. "They're not really high at the top, but I'm considering them a little bit."

Bullitt says he needs to get better at contacting college coaches, but he tries to reach Irish assistant coach Rob Ianello every other week or so.

"We just catch up with each other," Bullitt said. "Nothing really big at all.

"He has said safety is a high priority, and he let me know there are other safeties that have been offered, but that they're still really high on me at safety and I fit well into their defense."

"The thing I hear a lot about Notre Dame, is there is a lot of tradition there."

The one piece of major recruiting advice Melvin gave his little brother, is to take all five of his official visits. Bullitt could make it up to South Bend this summer if he is able to visit his brother in Indianapolis.

"If not, that's going to be my first official visit. I know that."

Bullitt wants to major in business.

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