Terry Levy is ready to make an impact at OM
"Yea, it was real tempting, but in the back of my mind, I always knew I was going to Ole Miss. I thought it was the place that could bring out the best in me," commented the always respectful Terry Levy.
Terry had a very productive year on the field as he had over 1, 000 yards of offense (28 catches for 640 yards and 26 carries for 371 yards) this past year. In fact, he was named Region 4 (4A) MVP and All-State.
Levy was also named the #33 prospect in the South by the Mobile Register, and he made the Atlanta Constitution's Super Southern 120 Team.
So what makes Terry such a good ball player?
"He has great leaping ability and great ball skills at wide receiver," stated Kosciusko assistant coach, Charles Lee. "On defense, he has ball hawking skills for interceptions and the speed to cover the receivers at safety."
Terry arguably put up even bigger numbers on defense this year as he had 65 tackles and led the team with 4 interceptions.
Any chance this 4 Star recruit could end up on defense on the next level?
"He could, but I think receiver would be his number one position. I think he has the ability, once he matures, to be a big time play maker. Once he gets in the weight program, and focuses on one sport, he can be a difference maker out there for Ole Miss," stated Charles Lee.
Rumors have circulated that Terry could be in some academic trouble, just how sound are these rumors?
"He has to get up his test score (ACT) two points. Terry has a tutor set up three times a week to help him study for the test. He will get to take it untimmed for the first time coming up, so we feel like Terry can relax more while he is taking the test. The time element has always been an issue, so all of that pressure will now be lifted off of his shoulders. He is also taking a couple of on line courses to match his GPA or at least stay around that area," commented Charles Lee. "I feel very good about his chances to make it. Terry has done everything we have asked him to do when we mapped this thing out before the end of his junior year."
Levy is in the middle of his basketball season right now, and although the Whippets have gotten off to a slow start (7-14), Terry has more than held his own.
"I am averaging right at 14 points and 12 rebounds a game," stated Terry Levy.
But make no bones about it, football is where Terry's skills lie on the next level. So just what are Terry's goals before he arrives at Ole Miss?
"The biggest thing I am trying to work on are my routes. I feel like I am pretty much set everywhere else. Maybe my quickness too. I am doing some drills to help me with my quickness."
This year marked the first "combine" that is being held for the MS/AL All-Star game. The combine pitted most of the Magnolia State's top prospects. At this combine, they are measured, weighed, tested in vertical, timed in the 40, run routes, play catch with the QB...all of the normal activities that you see at a combine. So what did Terry measure in and what was his forty time?
"I came in at 6' 2", 195 and I ran a 4.48. It was one of the top times at the combine."
The Rebels received a huge commitment from 5 Star QB, Brent Schaeffer, this past weekend. What are Terry's thoughts about the newest commitment?
"That is great. It is going to be better for Ole Miss and all of us to have a great QB like that to work with. I can not wait to get started with Brent. He is going to bring a lot to the table for our offense and for me personally," stated the excited Terry Levy. "Really, I was more excited than anyone when I heard about the news (Brent Schaeffer's commitment."
What else does Terry think about Ole Miss' class?
"Man, hopefully we will win the national championship now. This class could get us there in a hurry."
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