Scarlet Knights in mix for 2011 Athlete

Rutgers offered a few dozen class of 2011 prospects before the season began, and getting in early could help in the recruitment of this athlete. The player holds offers from eight FBS schools, from Rutgers to Miami to UCLA. A quarterback now, the player talks about recruiting, and how he will be used in college.

One of the top juniors in Virginia plies his trade on the high school gridiron as a quarterback, but colleges are projecting Osbourn Park (Manassas, Va.) High's Dominique Terrell as a receiver.

And that is fine with the 5-foot-9, 167-pound Terrell, who holds offers from Rutgers, Tennessee, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Miami, North Carolina State, UCLA and Duke.

"They want me to play slot receiver,'' Terrell said. "I think I fit really good there because I'm athletic. I can do a lot. I can make people miss and I got a little bit of speed.''

Speed is a big factor in Terrell's recruitment, but don't try to pin down a 40 time. He said he hasn't run a timed 40 since his freshman year.

"I'm a speed guy,'' he said. "I think getting me in the slot is the best place for me.''

Terrell led Osbourne Park to a 10-3 mark and a berth in the Group AAA Northwest Region Division 6 final, where it lost to Battlefield.

But now comes a heavier focus on his recruitment, and Terrell acknowledges it is not easy juggling the interest from all the schools.

"It's kind of tough looking at all the schools and seeing where they want me to play,'' Terrell said. "It's fun, though. I have no clue (where he wants to go). I'm trying to keep all eyes open. It doesn't matter to me where I play.''

Terrell is in the early stages of formulating an offseason plan to visit schools, and also attend camps to get a better feel for campuses and coaching staffs.

"If I get invites, I'm going to go to schools I'm looking at,'' said Terrell, who added he did not grow up with a favorite team to watch. "I just watch players. I'm watching all the skill guys.''

When it comes to Rutgers, Terrell said his knowledge is limited.

"I know (freshman running back) De'Antwan Williams from Woodbridge (Va.), and that Ray Rice graduated from there,'' Terrell said. "I like how they use their receivers. I like how they used No. 2 (Tim Brown). I could see me being used like that.''

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