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OU commit Jon-Michael Terry living up to billing

Under the radar no more, but Jon-Michael Terry continues to produce as a senior.

By now, the story of Tulsa (Okla.) Victory Christian athlete Jon-Michael Terry and his commitment to Oklahoma has been told time and time again.

A relative unknown, the high three-star recruit walked into OU’s junior day in February without an offer and walked out as OU’s first pledge for the 2016 class.

Everybody started scrambling to learn more about him and came away impressed. And why not, following a junior season with 103 tackles and 20 sacks? Terry seemed to easily be the latest edition of OU jumping in before anybody else had even heard of him.

Heading into his senior season, you also knew there would be a big target on his back with opposing teams trying to figure out how to stop him.

Those attempts have been futile through Victory Christian’s first five games. Terry has 19 catches for 408 yards and six touchdowns, while also adding 59 tackles and three sacks.

Victory Christian had a bye week last month so that’s why it’s only 5-0 as we head into Week 7 and fall break week around the state. Coming to town this week is fellow undefeated Hilldale, which could turn into a de facto district championship game. Sooners Illustrated will be there.

Terry has been solid to the Sooners since that February pledge. Other schools have come in only for him to say he’s not interested. Although more of a tight end threat at the high school level, Terry will certainly have his future on defense.

His size, 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds right now, says one of two things. Either he’s already a dynamic linebacker in the making, or he can grow into a potential defensive lineman.

The Sooners have been eyeing at least five linebackers for this class. Right now, Terry definitely feels like one of them. Whether it’s at end or linebacker, Terry has a home in the future Sooner defense.


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